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Procurement strategy

Another Brexit Referendum? Yet Another Scenario For Procurement to Consider!

We’ve stayed off the politics of Brexit here, in part because I was lucky enough personally to forget to register for a postal vote, hence […]

Brexit is Coming! What Does Procurement Need to be Doing Now?

One fears that the reaction to any mention of Brexit today (in the UK at least) will either be a sigh or perhaps a diatribe, […]

Is Fairness A Good Basis For Commercial Relationships?

We often hear comments along the lines of this – “we are happy for our suppliers to make a fair return”.  That comes from procurement […]

Procurement Value – It’s Not All About Savings

We’re less than a week away from our webinar in conjunction with Coupa Software,  on Tuesday September 25th, titled "Procurement Delivers Value in Eight Ways […]

Cost Reduction Is Not Enough – Defining Procurement and Corporate Value

I’ve been thinking and writing about “procurement value” in the past few weeks, lining up a new briefing paper and webinar that we’ll tell you […]

CCS Consulting Framework – What Lies Behind The Procurement Strategy?

We highlighted the publication of the Crown Commercial Services Management Consultancy tender (“MCF2”) recently here. CCS is setting up four “lots” to cover a range […]

Capita Discovers Procurement – Is It Too Late?

We wrote here about the issues that might arise for customers of services firm Capita following their poor financial results and a recent rights issue. […]

Hackett Group Publishes Procurement Key Issues Report

The latest Hackett Group “Procurement Key Issues” report is titled, The CPO Agenda: Expanding Procurement’s Influence Through Change and Innovation. It is a good piece […]

What Makes Procurement So Interesting? A Skiing Story …

Why is procurement so interesting? I know, you might not always feel that way, but one reason that might resonate with many of us is […]

Procurement Success in 2018 – Some Simple (But Important) Reminders

Happy New Year and welcome back after the holiday season – we are getting back to full coverage here at the dynamic head office of […]

What is Procurement Value? Tune In To Our Webinar For Some Clues

It has become generally accepted that “procurement is about value, not just savings”. Go to any conference these days and you’ll find plenty of CPOs […]

Proxima Procurement Survey Suggests Mismatch With Business Priorities

Yes, it’s another procurement survey to tell you about – this one from Proxima, in conjunction with Supply Management. 400 procurement specialists responded, with an […]