The coronavirus pandemic disrupted Procurement in unimaginable ways. Running Procurement from home is possible, but is it sustainable? The coronavirus pandemic has disrupted the workforce in ways we have never experienced, affecting also Procurement departments and Procurement Outsourcing (PO) providers. Shared service center locations first across Asia and then the rest of the world became … Continue reading Working From Home Is Resilient, But Is It Sustainable In Procurement?
NOW is the time to start a robust process to select, fund and implement a new technology system. Your CFO needs some love right now – supply chain isn’t something they’ve had to worry about much before…because you had it all covered!! For the first time in their careers they’ve had to get into the … Continue reading C’mon Procurement Pros – Pucker Up And Get Your Tech Dollars Now
Your tech solution should be delivering the benefits and ROI set out at the start of the agreement – but how do you prove this to your CFO? Making a substantial investment in a technology solution is not something that any organisation takes lightly. Getting the green light to go ahead often involves significant stakeholder … Continue reading How To Prove The ROI On Your Tech Solution
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
Don’t reinvent the wheel, apply design thinking tools to help you plan your next procurement. Agile processes and design thinking are not fads, they are here to stay. During a three day design sprint that I participated in recently. I was bombarded with many different models designed to stimulate creativity. The result was a continual … Continue reading Design Thinking Applied To Procurement
Why is an ecosystem approach better than an end-to-end source-to-settle (S2S) suite in procurement and buying? Digitisation of procurement and sourcing is in full swing. And the applications that provide these services are booming. But these vendors typically offer full end-to-end source-to-settle (S2S) suites, with only part of their solution dedicated to procurement and sourcing. In … Continue reading Rise Of The Procurement Ecosystem
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