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SAP Ariba Live Day 2 – Some Excellent Responses to Some Very Tricky Questions

Following on from the article from our ex-colleague and contributor Peter Smith yesterday, Day 2 is as impressive and big as Day 1. There really […]

TUI on Redirecting Procurement Resource to the Value-Add Projects

Almost one month today, Global Business Intelligence (GBI), a long-running events, marketing and multimedia firm, is holding its European CPO event - June 27 to be […]

Supply Base Rationalisation – Five Potential Negatives

There’s a great article on the Spend Matters US site from Nick Heinzmann of the US Spend Matters team, who is quickly developing into a […]

Beware Unconscious Assumptions – Diversity in Procurement

Most of the sessions at SAP Ariba Live in Amsterdam were about technology in some sense, naturally. However, one that I enjoyed was "Leading with […]

Procurement Is THE Least Diverse Profession in UK at Senior Levels – Why?

Here is another of our favourite articles of 2017 - although this covered a somewhat delicate subject for the procurement profession. We reported yesterday on […]

Procurement’s Gender Gap – Is It Really A Procurement Problem?

An article published by Procurement Leaders that popped up in my feed the other day managed to be both thought-provoking and somewhat naïve in equal […]

Procurement Is THE Least Diverse Profession in UK at Senior Levels – Why?

We reported yesterday on the report from think-tank Policy Exchange - THE TWO SIDES OF DIVERSITY - Which are the most ethnically diverse occupations? In […]

Procurement Comes 8th Out of 202 Occupations on Diversity – That’s NOT Good News

Great news for the procurement profession! In a survey covering no less than 202 occupations, and based on the 2015 England and Wales Labour Force […]

Women in Procurement – Spend Matters USA Takes Up the Cause

Our US colleagues at Spend Matters are starting a new series, all about women in procurement. We confess to mixed feelings at this. In part, […]