Procurement

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 [...]

How to nail a job in procurement

  Many leading recruiters offer general advice on how to prepare for and behave in an interview situation. That’s all freely available and very helpful, but what about preparing for a procurement or supply chain [...]

A delicate alliance – Human Resources and Procurement

Human Resources (HR) executives are used to managing their supplier base within their own domain, without the interference and/or support of their procurement colleagues.  However, with the advent of outsourcing and new technologies, areas of [...]