Asking your suppliers to use diverse, smaller subcontractors could come across as a cheap marketing ploy to drive supplier diversity without real effort. Is it?
Savings are still the most important metric of Procurement in most organizations. Large numbers are reported every year, but what do they mean and why do they often get met with much suspicion internally?
War Dogs is probably the only “procurement movie” that has made it to the big screens. Great comical value, it also provides some close to life cautionary learnings on how not to fall for “too good to be true” suppliers.
Digital tools in Procurement are abound. Clicking back and forth, login into different tools, copy-pasting information and more are seriously inefficient realities of the workday. So can Procurement tech by “slackified”?
Procurement tech overall needs upgrading. We talk about how to make a successful case for investments in lean process and integrated tech.
How important is international experience for talent in a Global Procurement organization and how does it benefit their work?
Many Procurement roles require very specific category expertise. If you move into a new category or manage a broader range of categories now - How do you most effectively learn the tricks of the trade?
Social Media is omnipresent. But does it have usefulness for the Procurement professional and if so, how?
Companies, large and small, are still poor at cooperating effectively across borders. We talk about some of the tips how to infuse projects with local expertise effectively.
Today's employees are used to shopping online with a few clicks. This is heavily contrasted by a tedious purchasing experience at work. Is this something Procurement should focus on or just a design gimmick not worth investing in?
Legal language is difficult to understand to the untrained. So how can make Procurement the contract review process more effective and help suppliers, especially SME Suppliers without the legal expert resource understand at a glance what they are asked to sign?
Consumers are tired of the generic, repetitive products and experiences. In this article we talk about how working not just with similar sized giants, but SME suppliers can stimulate innovation and get you closer to the local consumer