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Some Practical Advice on Improving Stakeholder Engagement

One of the afternoon tracks on Day 2 of ProcureCon Indirect covered the theme of stakeholder engagement and management, and it kicked off with an […]

Capturing Innovation – Tips From Supply Management (And More)

Innovation – one of those words that was once rarely heard in the context of procurement, but in recent years has shot up the charts […]

New Year Useful Advice for Procurement Professionals on Tendering and Bidding

In our recent post Procurement Success in 2018 – Some Simple (But Important) Reminders - we made suggestions for, what we believe to be, some […]

What to Consider to Secure Procurement a Seat at the Top Table

Our good friend and procurement maestro extraordinaire, Mr David Smith, sometimes known as Peter’s brother, other times, his father, has written a short article on […]

Procurement Transformation – An Interview with CPO George Owens

Procurement transformation continues to be a hot topic, and we’ve debated it over the years, including asking what exactly it means, as well as providing […]

Implementing Cost Reduction Programmes – Contract and Supplier Management

As we said here, we are in a period of considerable economic and political uncertainty for many businesses and indeed public sector organisations too.  Uncertainty […]

Ten Ways to Improve Your Procurement Team’s Capability (part 2)

We commented recently on the Deloitte CPO Survey which contained the worrying statistic that 62% of CPOs felt their own teams do not have the […]

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, […]

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 […]

The supplier’s lament  — Hey! You’re no amateur buyer, right? – part 2

We are pleased to bring you part two of Stephen Ashcroft’s  (procurement risk coach at Brian Farrington) post which shares the company’s learnings from dealing with […]

The supplier’s lament — Hey! You’re no amateur buyer, right? – part 1

We are pleased to bring you this guest post from Stephen Ashcroft, procurement risk coach at Brian Farrington. Stephen shares his company’s learnings from dealing […]