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Procurement Commentary

CIPS Paper – The Future of Procurement and Supply Management (Part 2)

Today we’re continuing our review of the recent CIPS publication, The Future of Procurement and Supply Management (PSM) (see part 1 yesterday). The second part […]

Agency Relationships and Growth in the Digital Economy

One of the panel discussions we heard at ProcureCon Marketing last month brought up some useful facts and recommendations for Marketing Procurement people to consider […]

DHL Challenges Loss of NHS Logistics Contract – Is Unipart Capable?

Excitement in the health procurement world as logistics firm DHL (owned by Deutsche Post) challenges the decision of the Department of Health & Social Care […]

Pub Debate – Can Procurement With Purpose Save the World? Audience Observations

Last week we featured the arguments for and against our recent Pub Debate motion: “Procurement with Purpose can save the world.” The basic concept is […]

Exclusive! YPO* and Amazon To Partner

Big news from the world of digital transformation in the public sector, as YPO* agrees a major deal with Amazon to use the firm’s technology […]

June / July Album Review – Snail Mail, Let’s Eat Grandma, and Jayhawks

We had the first half of our June / July album review last week, with Slow Readers Club, Florence, Ben Howard and Courtney Barnett. Today, […]

Down the Procurement Pub with Politics, Football, Ms Bailie, and Rolo Tomassi

Another picture from our recent pub debate ... James Marland and Martine Booth from SAP Ariba, in the very pleasant private room we used at […]

Auditors and CFOs – Healthy Relationships or Too Close?

Much has been written recently about the oligopoly of the big four auditing firms and the dominance they have in terms of major audit work. […]

The Future of Procurement – Our Hot Topic For A Hot Summer

Our pub debate last week was my last “event” of the pre-summer season. No more webinars, conferences speeches, workshops or the like until September now. […]

Can Procurement With Purpose Save the World? Pub Debate Arguments Against the Motion

Yesterday we focused on the arguments put forward by our two proposers of the motion “This House Believes that Procurement with Purpose can save the world” […]

Can Procurement With Purpose Save the World? Pub Debate Arguments For the Motion

Hats off to our four speakers (and Chair, James Marland of SAP Ariba) at the Spend Matters pub debate last week – they were truly […]

Supply Chain Risk, Heatwave, Drought, Maths and Hedges

As the heatwave and drought continues in the UK, procurement and supply chain managers will be looking at their contingency plans if we get into […]