Spend Matters welcomes a guest post from James Hutchings, at Mintec Ltd. Despite the rise in use of corn syrup over the last 40 years, […]
"This external recognition certifies that the SCMP designation program is amongst the best in the world..." Purchasing Association in Canada Announces its Supply Chain Management […]
One of the most important elements of tackling marketing spend is Executive Buy-In, which requires aligning the vision of the CMO, CPO and CFO. In fact, don't do anything until you force this to happen! Above all, ensure that your CPO is well briefed, and don’t let this person destroy your credibility by going into meetings with the CMO with the usual procurement speak. Take the time to get your CPO genuinely interested in the topic as a means of furthering their own interests and even career. For example, in a CPG or retail company, all executives can further their interests by knowing more about marketing. In general, some might call this attaining “stakeholder buy-in” since there might be stakeholders who are critical decision makers who are not C-level – but you get the idea.
Supplier diversity comes in many shapes and forms, and one of the functions is to identify and develop small, and local businesses that can be […]
Tomorrow, we'll be dropping by a joint Corporate United and BravoSolution event in Chicago: Changing the Game: Evolving Procurement to Become Vital to Your Company. […]
We've been taking our time in researching a story about a strategic sourcing event failure in the UK government. My colleague, Peter Smith, has covered […]