How Procurement Professionals Can Add Value to Business Performance: Some Further Thoughts

- October 30, 2014 4:28 AM | Categories:

Gerard Chick, chief knowledge officer, Optimum Procurement Group has produced a series of articles looking at a number of key areas where procurement professionals can add value to business performance.  He wrote about: Shared Concern Around Risk, Sustainability and Diversity, and Aligning with Customer Demand.  We had some good insight in response to these posts, so we thought it would be interesting to share that with you and the response from Gerard Chick which generates some further thoughts on the topic. Omar Khan, of Procurement Solutions Group, shared this with readers: “Aligning with customer demand is indeed a great opportunity for procurement professionals to […]

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Sigi Osagie – Author and Procurement Provocateur (part 2)

- October 30, 2014 3:19 AM | Categories:

Sigi2 Here is part 2 of our Procurement Provocateurs interview with Sigi Osagie (part 1 was here). His book Procurement Mojo – Strengthening the Function and Raising its Profile” has recently been published (and will be reviewed shortly here as well).   What advice would you give a young procurement professional? Well, first of all, I will say that you should take what I say with a pinch of salt! Any advice, wherever it comes from, is not applicable to everyone. So let things percolate in your brain. Try things out, form your own opinions. But here are my thoughts – five […]

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The A to Z of Procurement Transformation

Nancy Clinton - October 29, 2014 7:30 AM
In January this year we began a series of articles that looked at the transformation of procurement as a source of competitive advantage — a subject we had been pondering bot... more ▸

Sigi Osagie – Author and Procurement Provocateur (part 1)

Peter Smith - October 29, 2014 4:31 AM
Sigi Osagie’s story is an unusual one for a senior procurement and supply chain executive. He came to England from his native country of Nigeria, and found a job “clean... more ▸

“Leading Procurement Strategy – Driving Value Through the Supply Chain” Book Review (part 2)

Peter Smith - October 29, 2014 12:11 AM
We started our review of Leading Procurement Strategy – Driving Value Through the Supply Chain   (from Mena, Van Hoek, and Christopher) last week and I explained my frustration... more ▸

Spend Matters Expands South – Spend Matters Mexico and Latin America Goes Live

Nancy Clinton - October 28, 2014 10:00 AM
We are very excited to announce today that the Spend Matters community has once again expanded with the addition of Spend Matters Mexico and Latin America. Our new site is now live... more ▸

Best of Spend Matters Network – Week of Oct. 20 Plus

Kaitlyn McAvoy - October 24, 2014 6:10 AM
Check out the most popular and noteworthy articles the Spend Matters Network published this week!... more ▸

Social Media and the CPO Plus

Peter Smith - October 23, 2014 2:32 AM
For a recent workshop in London, I prepared a session titled "From Facebook to Supplier Collaboration - how social media is changing procurement.” As well as being one of the mo... more ▸

2015: A “Banner Year” for Invoice Discounting pro

Jason Busch - October 22, 2014 2:13 AM
Invoice discounting is about to hit the afterburner with significant program acceleration inside existing accounts as well as new program implementation and adoption in 2015. In th... more ▸

SciQuest 14.2 Update Part 2: Total Supplier Management – Sophisticated Supplier Lifecycle Management Solution Renewed pro

Thomas Kase - October 21, 2014 6:24 AM
In Part 1, we looked at the new TSM (Total Supplier Manager) 14.2 release by SciQuest. Details included a Base TSM with extendible functionality on a core Java framework shared wit... more ▸

10 Reasons Why 2015 Will be the Year Invoice Discounting Growth Hits an Inflection Point (Part 1) pro

Jason Busch - October 20, 2014 6:28 AM
There. We’ve put a date on it. 2015 will be the year invoice discounting growth hits a true inflection point with many procurement and A/P organizations finally moving away from ... more ▸

Best of Spend Matters Network – Week of Oct. 13 Plus

Kaitlyn McAvoy - October 17, 2014 10:18 AM
Enjoy this week's "best of" roundup from the Spend Matters Network. Here we share the most noteworthy or popular articles our websites posted throughout the week.... more ▸