COVID-19 is permanently redefining the role of procurement organisations… Transformational procurement trends that were already underway are now rapidly accelerating due to new working realities. Procurement organisations will be expected to play new roles as companies respond to and recover from this pandemic and its fallout. Organisations will need to actively identify and contain various sources of … Continue reading How The COVID-19 Crisis Will Permanently Change Expectations From Procurement Organisations
Spend Analysis can help build a roadmap on category sourcing and capture savings. I firmly believe that spend analysis is probably the simplest yet smartest exercise a procurement department can conduct. And I’m not talking about leveraging a spend cube technology and running a GL file to get some rapid classification, albeit, that is the … Continue reading Spend Analysis Is A Secret Weapon
The coronavirus crisis has created a number of challenges for hiring. Here’s how to hire the best people during this difficult time. It’s a fact that most business leaders already know, but one that this crisis has highlighted more than ever, and that is: your people are your everything. In volatile and stressful situations like … Continue reading Here’s How To Hire Better People
Could the age of influence be drawing to a close? Or does it now reflect the changing attitudes to advertising and promotion in the social media environment? Cristiano Ronaldo (186 million followers), Ariana Grande (165 million) and Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson (159 million) have gathered some of the largest audiences on Instagram. But a celebrity status and a huge following … Continue reading The Age of Influence – Are you a Player?
A review of the key elements in supplier management for manufacturers and how Source-to-Pay procurement technology can support the journey towards supply chain resilience and agility in times of crisis. As the COVID-19 pandemic disrupts global supply chains, procurement organizations around the world are scrambling to react. There are many supply chain management lessons to … Continue reading Procurement Technology – What It Can And Can’t Replace In A Manufacturer’s Journey Towards Supply Chain Resilience And Agility
Have you been furloughed during the coronavirus crisis? Many people have. Here’s a searingly honest account of what it feels like. Matt* was suddenly and unexpectedly furloughed from his job as a sourcing consulting director at one of the US’s most recognisable businesses. He has shared his story here on the condition of anonymity. Life … Continue reading What It Feels Like To Be Furloughed
Are you the office Narcissist? This article seeks to demystify an unloved aspect of the human psyche. If working from home for 6 weeks has taught me anything it’s that I get a lot out of human connection. I realised that I analyse my own behaviour through interacting with others. They act as a mirror. … Continue reading Are Procurement Professionals Inherently Narcissistic?