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Procurement good practice

Supplier Segmentation – The First Step of an Effective SRM Programme

We welcome this guest post from Vikash Sharma Manager at GEP, global provider of Procurement Consulting. Correct supplier segmentation is the initial and integral step for an […]

Building a Business Case for Transforming Category Management Performance

We’ve written extensively about the Future Purchasing Category Management survey and report, and the firm behind it are now running two full-day “masterclass” workshops on […]

UK Public Procurement – What Happens After Brexit?

We are covering the public procurement issues connected with Brexit more fully on our Public Spend Forum Europe  site, so if you are into all […]

10 Ways To Develop Procurement Skills Without Spending A Fortune!

We wrote last week about the Deloitte CPO survey, and mentioned one shocking finding. It was the same last year too in the equivalent survey, […]

The Future of Sourcing – Category Management and Centres of Excellence

In the four short papers published already in our “Five Principles of Sourcing” series, sponsored by advanced sourcing gurus Trade Extensions, we have looked at […]

Supply Chain Risk – How To Improve Visibility at Second Tier and Beyond

We have a new briefing paper (sponsored by riskmethods, but written independently) available to download now. It is titled Supply Chain Risk – Getting To […]

Why Don’t Organisations Undertake Category Management? Future Purchasing Responds

We’ve written extensively about the Future Purchasing survey and report on Category Management, and in March we ran a webinar with Mark Webb, the MD […]

Perverse Incentives – Prime Contractors Must Be Incentivised Appropriately

We came across an interesting example of perverse contractual incentives the other day which seemed worth a discussion here. It featured a “prime contractor” type […]

3 Steps To Unlocking Innovation – Why Closer Supplier Relationships Should Top the List 

John Nodding, Director of European Operations, APS Group gives three core principles when it comes to bulding long-term supplier relationships. As companies seek to embrace new […]

The Evolution of Procurement – What Does The Future Hold?

In our latest briefing paper written in conjunction with Comensura,  The Evolution of Procurement – and What it Means for Contingent Labour, we look at […]

Concentrating and Consolidating Spend – Be Aware of the Risks

This is the latest in a monthly series of articles addressing supply chain risk issues, in conjunction with our sponsors riskmethods, who provide technology that […]