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Stakeholders are your customers. Ignore them at your peril

Stakeholders can and will influence the outcome of your project, especially if they are likely to be directly affected by it. If we fail to meet the expectations of key influencers, projects will be delayed, [...]

Reverse logistics – weak link or business opportunity?

Reverse logistics is an expensive process costing UK retailers more than £60bn a year, £20bn of which is generated by e-commerce activity.  Running products in reverse through the supply chain can cost manufacturers and retailers [...]

Extreme weather events and your supplier risk

In October 2017 we were warned that Hurricane Ophelia would wreak havoc on the British Isles. Eventually, it was downgraded as it approached the UK but it did bring very strong winds and created heavy [...]

Understanding the shape and cut of procurement organizations

Starting a new job can be both stressful and exhilarating. The people are different, the location is strange and the way they work is peculiar to that enterprise. There may be a seven-level procurement organization [...]

Where are all the great procurement jobs?

Do you have your eye on an exciting opportunity in international category management, predictive data analytics, or do you have a passion to make sourcing more sustainable?  The good news is that new job roles [...]

Cybersecurity 101 – The biggest risk in the supply chain?

High-profile companies are increasingly being devastated by cyber-attacks that cause financial losses and that damage their brand reputation. Organisations are struggling to protect the confidentiality, availability and integrity of data. Information security has become more [...]