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So far Elaine Porteous has created 39 blog entries.

Raising procurement’s image – one person at a time

We are still hearing comments like “we only involve procurement because it’s the policy” and “procurement slows down the sourcing process”.  There [...]

It’s a fine line between being assertive or aggressive in interviews

What is the difference and why does it matter in job interviews?  Assertiveness is saying what you mean without being impolite, asking [...]

Soft and hard robots and pilot-less ships

Robots have been used for many years within the supply chain to handle simple repetitive tasks and the heavy lifting. Moving products [...]

Tackling difficult procurement categories

 Mature procurement teams have influence over the majority of the third-party controllable expenditure in their organisations. For others, some categories of spend [...]

What is category management in procurement?

Organizations that are reactive in their purchasing activities and have no clear procurement goals are now realizing that they are not getting [...]