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Procurement good practice

A Taste of International Public Procurement Transformation Approaches and Attitudes

More than 500 participants from about 100 different countries gathered at the Global Public Procurement Conference in Washington DC in September. Over two days it offered […]

Category Management Survey – An Invitation for You

At some point, we suspect that artificial intelligence might have a profound effect on category management, but in the meantime, it continues to be an […]

Are you Really Managing Procurement – Per Angusta Webinar Available On-Demand

Our recent webinar was titled Are you Really Managing Procurement – or Does Stuff Just Happen? It was sponsored by solution provider Per Angusta, and […]

Procurement and Value – Plus a Bit About Dinosaurs

There was an amusing Twitter exchange last week, following Malcolm Harrison’s remarks at the CIPS (Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply) conference last week. Katie […]

Amazon Business – A Compelling Proposition for Tail Spend?

Molly Dobson, Head of Enterprise Customer Success for Amazon Business Services gave a very professional and fact-filled presentation at eWorld recently. She talked about procurement […]

Some Good News from NHS Procurement

(Editor's Note: we should have published this last week before the story about the NHSI sponsored procurement consulting programme broke.  We will have our comments […]

Why Is Workplace Expense Management So Painful?

We welcome this post from Rodolphe Ardant, CEO and co-founder Spendesk These days, there’s no limit to the range of innovative technologies available to help workplaces […]

Emma Freiha at eWorld – Innovation at Lego and Beyond

We wrote recently about our short interview with Emma Freiha prior to eWorld, so of course we had to go and listen to her session […]

Procurement with Purpose – J&J and WildHearts Take Centre Stage at SAP Ariba Summit

At the recent SAP Ariba London Procurement Summit, Martine Booth from the firm (who spoke at our pub debate, you may remember) led a discussion […]

Overhead Allocation and Bidding Approaches – More Interesting Than It Sounds!

Why do bids and tenders come in from different suppliers at different prices for what are fundamentally the same goods or services? I’m not sure […]

Procurement Delivers Value in Eight Ways – Q&A From Our Coupa Webinar

Doesn’t time fly… it is two weeks since our webinar with Coupa, titled Procurement Delivers Value in Eight Ways – Savings Is Only One of […]

Another NHS Fraud – “Sophisticated” Crooks or Bad Practice?

The NHS is huge, so we should not be surprised that there seems to be a regular stream of fraud cases from within the organisation, […]