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Down the Procurement Pub with the Smith Brothers, BravoSolution, Railways and The Killers

One problem working in a very small business is you don’t get the wonderful office Christmas Party experience. Actually, I have pretty mixed memories of […]

Best of 2017 – A Fine Procurement and Finance Romance and the Evolution of Procurement

Continuing our review of the papers we published this year, let’s turn today to two quite different papers. For Basware, procurement and invoicing technology experts, […]

Coupa Acquires Simeno – Swiss Catalogue Specialists Join Rapidly Growing Firm

Yesterday Coupa, the leading spend and procurement cloud software firm, announced that they are acquiring privately owned Simeno Holding AG, a leader in cross-catalogue search […]

DocuSign on GDPR – Procurement Professionals Need to Act Now

At the recent BravoSolution utilities sector customer event in Cardiff (see our round up here), Max Garth, corporate counsel at DocuSign spoke about GDPR (the […]

Down the Procurement Pub with Odgers, Oxygen, Cordie, Basware and Tom Chaplin

This week we were at one of the social highlights of the season, the Odgers drinks party. Led by the excellent Lucy Harding, their procurement […]

The Manchester Airports Group Procurement Transformation Programme (Part 3)

The Business Benefits, Targeted Outcomes and Learnings In our two previous articles, here and here, we outlined how the procurement transformation programme at Manchester Airports […]

The Manchester Airports Group Procurement Transformation Programme (Part 2)

We discussed the background and planning that made up the Manchester Airports Group (MAG) recent procurement transformation success story here. Now let’s take a more […]

The Manchester Airports Group Procurement Transformation Programme (Part 1)

The procurement team at Manchester Airports Group (MAG) recently won awards at both the CIPS Supply Management UK Awards and the CIPS/ProcureCon European Awards in […]

Coffee with Melinda Johnson – Health Commercial Director Impresses at HCSA Event

We’re going to have a few articles this week (and probably into next) about last week’s HCSA (Health Care Supply Association) conference, covering my own […]

Down the Procurement Pub with CIPS, Coupa, Industrial Strategy and Betsy

The CIPS Fellows’ Winter Dinner was sold out with around 70 of us sitting down in the beautiful setting of the Oriental Club in London […]

Marketing and Procurement Can Help Stop Social Media Evil

So what is worse – modern slavery or paedophilia? Procurement professionals - through CIPS and other initiatives such as Electronics Watch – are taking a […]

Buying Professional Services – How Not To Do It!

Bloom, who operate the NEPRO Specialist Professional Services neutral vendor solution on behalf of NEPO, the north-east procurement organisation, held its annual conference in London recently. Two […]