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Tradeshift Looking At Basware Bid – Business Sense, Culture Shock?

Well, we got that wrong. When the story about a bid potentially coming in for Basware, we thought that the obvious candidate was Arrowgrass, the […]

Exclusive! CIPS Has Not Appointed a President – Role To Be Reviewed

CIPS has decided not to appoint a new President – for the moment anyway. In what appears at first to be a surprising move, the […]

Brexit is Coming – What Should Procurement Do NOW? Join our Webinar To Find Out

Unless something extraordinary happens, the UK will leave the EU in just six months time. Well, probably … While many organisations have been adopting a wait and see approach, that is becoming increasingly untenable as the clock continues to tick. This is not the time to assume that all will somehow be well – organisations need to be proactive and take some actions now as well as planning for the different options which are still on the cards. (Actually, from what we have seen recently, anyone who assumes that our politicians will “make it all right” needs their head examining).

John Glen on Brexit – Highlights from eWorld Keynote

John Glen, the Chief (“only”, as he put it) Economist for CIPS, spoke at eWorld recently on the topic of Brexit, not surprisingly. He is […]

Jaggaer Rev Event – Register Now For Procurement Insight in Magnificent Munich

It is just two weeks now to the Jaggaer Rev event in Munich Germany (June 25th / 26th). I’m going to be there, I’m delighted […]

Down the Procurement Pointless Pub with Trump, HCSA, Sorrell and Tracyanne

I confess to being a Pointless fan – we record the BBC tea-time quiz programmes and watch over dinner. But if I’ve been away regularly, […]

SAP Ariba LIVE – Day One In Amsterdam

Good morning from Amsterdam!  Copenhagen last week, Amsterdam this – but very much a flying visit, in at lunchtime yesterday, out at 7pm tonight, after […]

Greetings From Copenhagen – Day One of ProcureCon Indirect

Greetings from wonderful, wonderful Copenhagen (our older readers will understand the reference …).  My first experience of the city was as a 20-year old student, […]

Trade Wars – Relative Negotiation Positions More Complex Than They First Appear

As the trade wars between the US and China escalate, the relative negotiating positions of the two primary parties are interesting to compare. At first […]

Passport Procurement Exposes Brexit Divisions – Free Trade or Protectionism?

Let’s give our UK government some credit for their handling of the passport procurement issue.  It would have been easy for ministers to panic when […]

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 […]

Crisis in Catalonia – the Supply Chain Risk Perspective

There are many implications and issues around the events in Catalonia, with the government there declaring independence from Spain. That was rapidly followed by the […]