Procurement

Improving the visibility of your procurement spend

Procurement teams are under continual pressure to deliver greater value from their contracts and vendor relationships. Without accurate and timely information, decision making is a hit-and-miss affair.  Historical spend data is sometimes not readily available, [...]

Five go-to procurement websites – read, listen and learn

Of the many procurement information websites and online platforms out there, not all are free, educational and entertaining. Here are 5 of the best that have their own personalities.  Most require you to sign up [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 the best value out of their third party controllable spend.  By processing day-to-day [...]

Hiring and retention in the digital workforce

Workplace 4.0, or the new digital workplace, not all about data-driven processes, smart devices and the internet of things; it’s about hiring and retaining talented employees to extract the best results from the implementation of [...]