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Optimum Procurement

Optimum Procurement Rises From The Ashes After Client Dispute

It is not often we are shocked, but this article yesterday on the Insider business website came as a big surprise. Optimum Procurement Services, owned […]

Procurement and Finance: an Elite Group

A regular contributor to Spend Matters, Gerard Chick, chief knowledge officer at procurement outsourcing experts, Optimum Procurement Group, looks at what could be gained from a finance/procurement […]

5 Predictions on How Predictive Analytics Will Change Procurement

Gerard Chick, chief knowledge officer at procurement outsourcing experts, Optimum Procurement Group, looks at how predicting the future can stand you in a better position than […]

How Financially Articulate Are You? (Part 2)

Gerard Chick, chief knowledge officer at Optimum Procurement Group concludes his look at what CPOs need to understand about how operational investments affect margins, turnover […]

How Financially Articulate Are You? (Part 1)

We are delighted to publish this informative insight from Gerard Chick, chief knowledge officer, Optimum Procurement Group, a leading procurement outsourcing and consulting company. Shareholders and CEOs are […]

Why Buying Commodities Requires an Un-Commoditised Approach

Mike Jones, Group Managing Director, Optimum Procurement, shares his expert knowledge on commodities procurement and what makes it different from 'regular' categories. Mike builds on […]

The 7 Behaviours of Analytical Procurement

Last week, Gerard Chick, Chief Knowledge Officer at Optimum Procurement Group, looked at how procurement professionals can take advantage of analytics and use their findings […]

Big Data Analytics – What’s in it for Procurement?

The adoption of analytics in business has been surging in recent years. Gerard Chick, chief knowledge officer at Optimum Procurement Group, considers how procurement professionals […]

The Procurement Value Proposition – Chick and Handfield’s Important New(ish) Book

The Procurement Value Proposition – subtitled “The rise of supply management” is an important new book from Gerard Chick and Robert Handfield. Chick worked for […]

Maintaining a Healthy Supply Chain

Regular supplier health checks can help you avoid any unnecessary risks and deal with any issues before they become a real problem.  Here, Jane McAuliffe, […]

Recognising the Procurement Talent of the Future

The traditional role of the procurement professional is changing and a new skill set is now required to manage the economic landscape in which we […]

How to Manage the Procurement Consultant/Client Relationship

We are delighted to bring you this advisory post looking at how organisations can achieve the best outcomes from a consultant and client relationship, from Jane […]