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Networking tips for freelance business writers

Your schedule for the next two months is full, that's great. You really don't feel like putting in the effort required to market your services at the upcoming three-day conference in your city. But you [...]

The logistics of live entertainment – rock on

The next time you go to a rock concert, or to the London Philharmonic, spare a thought for the people who make it happen.  The statistics are scary. On Bruce Springsteen’s recent Wrecking Ball tour, [...]

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 are some lonely but passionate practitioners out there waving the flag and highlighting [...]

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 for what you want without making demands. Assertive behaviour helps you to avoid [...]

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 from one area of a warehouse to another is laborious, requires little skill [...]

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 may be no-go areas for either historical reasons or because they seem too [...]