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Procurement strategy

Procurement’s changing role in professional services firms

A one-time procurement consultant, Sebastian Hartmann is now an advisor to services firms and is global head of technology strategy at KPMG. Recently he returned […]

Note to Self: contract management – must do better

Getting better at managing the whole lifecycle of your contracts is one of those perpetual topics that keep creeping to the top of most CPOs’ […]

Procurement in Difficult Times – Don’t Use Your Hammer, Use Your Brain!

Four years ago, our then MD Peter Smith wrote a blog about Procurement's strategies and actions in times of trouble. Some readers have requested this […]

Category Management: still a value-creation tool for procurement – part 1

Category Management has long been - in fact for about 30 years - referred to as the most powerful instrument in procurement’s tool box. As […]

Master Data Management – Why you’re doing it wrong and how to fix it

More than 2.5 quintillion bytes of data is generated worldwide every day and that number is set to grow rapidly, according to business intelligence provider […]

eWorld Returns – Time to reserve your place

In case you didn't know - but as a procurement, supply chain or finance professional you probably do - eWorld is just around the corner, […]

Talent vs Behaviour vs Skill – What do we really need? Thoughts from ProcureCon Indirect

At a previous ProcureCon Indirect event, we witnessed a discussion panel on hiring procurement talent featuring Robert Turner, transformation lead at John Lewis, Kevin Will, […]

eWorld – Some Sessions Not To Be Missed!

Only three weeks to go for the eWorld Procurement and Supply conference this year. September 24th at the De Vere Grand Connaught Rooms, London, will […]

Public Spend Forum – Public Procurement Highlights from this Week

Public Spend Forum (PSF) is a public sector procurement global community and market intelligence platform dedicated to improving public procurement and the public sector market. It […]

How Does UK Procurement Perceive the Impact of Automation, Digitisation and Trade Patterns?

On June 5th The Economist Intelligence Unit in conjunction with Basware published a new report called “What’s Now and Next for Finance and Procurement?” It […]

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 […]