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David Shields Is Back … Bloom Bags Public Procurement Big-Hitter

We met up for the first time in several years with David Shields last week. Earlier this decade, he was the Managing Director of Government […]

Leadership Is Best Demonstrated In Times Of Crisis – Discuss

What makes a good, even a great leader? I know, I know, you’ve seen thousands of articles about this topic and most of them were […]

Malcom Harrison – the Next CIPS CEO Speaks (Part 2)

In part 1 of our interview with Malcom Harrison, who will take over as the new Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply (CIPS) chief executive […]

Exclusive! Malcom Harrison – the Next CIPS CEO Speaks (Part 1)

Following the news that Malcolm Harrison is to leave his post as chief executive of the government central procurement organisation, Crown Commercial Service (CCS), to […]

Procurement Practitioner or Solution Provider – A Tough Career Decision

A friend of mine has a tricky decision to make. He has been a procurement practitioner for more than ten years – he’s a fair […]

Breaking News! – Malcolm Harrison Is New CIPS Chief Executive

Malcolm Harrison has been appointed CEO of CIPS (the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply).  I heard the rumours a couple of weeks back but […]

Ingvar Kamprad, Ikea Founder and Supply Chain Pioneer, 1926-2018

Last week, a man who has had more impact on more people than almost anyone else in the world over the past 60 years died, […]

Procurement Education and Skills – Interview with Dr Jo Meehan

If  you are back at work today - well done!  Continuing our review of 2017 articles, one of our favourite interviews of 2017 was with […]

Retaining Procurement Talent – Lessons From Spurs

Another of our favourite articles from 2017 ... Regular readers know that anything can set us off with a thought or idea about procurement that […]

Coffee with Melinda Johnson – Health Commercial Director Impresses at HCSA Event

We’re going to have a few articles this week (and probably into next) about last week’s HCSA (Health Care Supply Association) conference, covering my own […]

What Makes a Successful Procurement Leader (Part 2)

In Part 1 yesterday we talked about George Owens, who won the Procurement and Supply Professional of the Year award in Berlin recently at the […]

What Makes a Successful Procurement Leader? (Part 1)

Many, many words have been written about procurement leadership and what makes a successful procurement director, CPO or equivalent. We should always be careful about […]