Research Papers for a Rainy Weekend

As you've got a nice rainy weekend coming up, in the UK at least*, I thought I'd recap on some of the Papers we've published recently. Why not curl up in front of a (bon)fire and get some continuous professional development by reading these? Free on registration in all cases.

A Seat at the Top Table - download here

Co-authored with Ed Cross of Xchanging Procurement Services, this looks at the role of the Board member and how procurement professionals can best prepare themselves for jobs at that level - how can you show you're ready to step up and take your seat?

Making the Business Case for Contract Management - download here

This is the final installment in our three part series looking at why and how procurement should take the lead on contract management, and how to build a convincing business case for investment to improve capability, tools or resources in that area.

The CPO Survey - download here

Probably the largest ever survey of CPOs, undertaken by IBM, and looking at what makes procurement functions high-performers - "Improving competitive advantage through procurement excellence".

And don't forget our special video...


* I note that our friends in the Emirates have temperatures of 37C today (98F), dropping to a positively chilly 34C or 93F on Sunday. OK, at times I can see the attraction of Dubai...


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