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CPO

What Makes A Successful CPO? Three Key Factors Can Certainly Help

(I came across this article the other day, from the early days of Spend Matters UK/Europe in my files. I have slightly amended it, but […]

Procurement Organisation and Structure – Why It Matters For CPOs

I was a CPO in three large complex organisations over a ten-year period; one was divisional and multinational;  a public sector body was national but […]

Top Tips for Effective CPO/CFO Engagement 

We are delighted to feature this guest post from Omer Abdullah, Co-Founder and Managing Director of The Smart Cube, professional services experts specialising in procurement, analytics […]

CIPS Paper – The Future of Procurement and Supply Management (Part 2)

Today we’re continuing our review of the recent CIPS publication, The Future of Procurement and Supply Management (PSM) (see part 1 yesterday). The second part […]

Procurement in a Digitised World – Basware Dinner Discussion Ponders the Future

A couple of weeks back, a group of CPOs came together under the Alchemy Club banner at a very pleasant dinner at the Covent Garden […]

Technology Procurement Symposium – Post-Event Recap

Two weeks ago Public Spend Forum (PSF), in conjunction with Dcode and Shatter Fund, held the public sector Technology Procurement Symposium in Los Angeles supported […]

Succession Planning – Are You Prepared?

We expect to hear soon who has made it to the short list for the Crown Commercial Service CEO role, one of the toughest, biggest […]

The Phantom CPO on the Barrier Reef “Scandal”

It’s not just UK public sector procurement that can sometimes raise eyebrows. We received another article from the Phantom CPO recently, addressing a highly controversial […]

Capita’s Plans for Procurement – More Questions and a Few Suggestions

In Part 1 we looked at the questions I posed the MBA students last weekend during my session at the University of Birmingham. Taking the […]

An Invitation to Dinner for Senior Execs To Discuss the CPO’s Future Role

I’m chairing what should be an interesting and stimulating evening session in a few weeks – June 14th to be precise. It’s badged as the […]

How the CFO Should Work with Procurement – Angelika Zacher Explains

There’s a good article on LinkedIn here, part of a  5-part series from Angelika Zacher, looking at the role of the CFO. It is titled, […]

Don’t Delegate Recruitment – Think About Your Legacy!

As you get older, you can’t help but think about your legacy. One thing that has struck me is how tenuous most business legacies really […]