And how to get them in less than ½ an hour, with a $0 training budget As procurement leaders or influencers, we all know that upskilling is critical to our success and that of our team. And with the skills required to succeed in procurement rapidly shifting from a technical focus to more soft skills, … Continue reading 10 Critical Skills Your Procurement Team Needs Right Now
Tenders may be the traditional form of procurement, but it’s time they were consigned to the dustbin of the past. This article was originally published on LinkedIn by Austin Harrison. “Procurement by tender is the worst form of procurement, except for all the others” Winston Churchill, British politician, army officer, and writer, 1874-1965 Actually, Winston … Continue reading Tenders are the Worst Form of Procurement
Though it may seem like a daunting task initially, writing a solid supply management plan for your organisation will really set you up for success. This is the second part in a series. Read the first on ‘Writing a Brief for the Procurement of Goods and Services’ here. Supply management is one of the key … Continue reading Guide to Writing a Supply Management Plan
Whether you aim to start your own business or are looking for ways to up your game in terms of paperwork, the procurement of goods and services document is something that’ll inevitably come your way. Whether you aim to start your own business or are looking for ways to up your game in terms of … Continue reading Writing a Brief for the Procurement of Goods or Services
Are you dooming yourself to failure in procurement by not knowing your market before you start? Market research and analysis is a key component of the procurement process – but it needs to be done right. When Martin Luther King Junior stood on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C., in front of … Continue reading Why Knowing your Market Can be the Key to Success
To focus on savings alone is to sell procurement short and miss out on its potentially game-changing capabilities. A good procurement team can save your business money. This goes without saying. Savings are for procurement what risk mitigation is for legal, innovation is for R&D, and new business is for sales. They’re table stakes, just … Continue reading Procurement Can . . .
We asked a number of procurement leaders to reveal the procurement term they would most like to ban, for good! Every procurement professional has a different opinion on the terms that should and shouldn’t be used in their day-to-day working lives. Some terms are loathed because they undervalue the huge contributions procurement make to the organisation. … Continue reading 4 Terms We Should Ban In Procurement