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Procurement strategy

Six Procurement Truths for the New Year (Part 2)

Continuing with some “final” high-level thoughts from me – points one to three are here. If you remember nothing of my writing but these six […]

Six Procurement Truths for the New Year

I wanted to write something deeply meaningful here before I go and pack up my Managing Editor of Spend Matters UK/Europe kitbag … but this […]

Three Occasions when Procurement Should Spend More – Spend Matters Top Papers

In the run up to Christmas and my passing over the Spend Matters UK/Europe reins, we’ve been featuring some of the briefing papers I’ve written […]

Chris Bell at Basware Connect – Police Horses and Ringing Bells!

We’re still catching up on the round of autumn conferences, and one noteworthy session came from Chris Bell at the Basware Connect event in London […]

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 […]