“The overall standard of the speakers and content was very strong, and here are four points that stood out for me as positives.” Yes, I was looking forward to the Procurious Big Ideas Summit last Thursday. But when I got up to see pouring rain and realised that the opening session was all about Brexit, … Continue reading Big Ideas Summit – A Review
Do you have the drive, interest, motivation and confidence to adapt to a multicultural situation? In the last article in this series we discussed what cultural intelligence (CQ) is and how it is an important tool in working effectively across distance, culture and time. I described the four main components of CQ, which are CQ … Continue reading Procurement Across Borders: Do You Have The Drive?
Are you responsible for sending your people into danger? In a new Procurious blog series, The World’s Deadliest Supply Chains, we investigate the most high-risk supply chains out there… The sight of 1900 rolls of toilet paper would not usually excite your typical urban dweller, but when the consignment supplies a remote Antarctica camp of … Continue reading World’s Deadliest Supply Routes: Antarctica
How do you achieve effective procurement by giving all departments the possibility to purchase directly, what the risks of such an approach and how can you reduce them? Most mid-sized and big businesses already have a dedicated department responsible for providing a company with everything from paper to spare parts for production line repairs. Why … Continue reading 4 Reasons To Get Your Whole Business Doing Procurement
In a perfect business spend management scenario, all spend is digitised. You know what your organisation has committed to spend before a single dollar goes out the door… In a perfect business spend management scenario, all spend is digitised. You know what your organisation has committed to spend before a single dollar goes out the … Continue reading Three Ways To Hit 100% Pre-approved Spend
If you feel like you’ve exhausted every avenue for finding cost savings, a Group Purchasing Organization could be the answer to your challenge. There’s a gripping scene in the last chapters of Jules Verne’s Around the World in Eighty Days where the ever-dapper hero, Phileas Fogg, finds himself on a steamboat from New York to … Continue reading Out Of Savings Ideas? Here’s How To Unlock A New Level Of Buying Power
We’re seeing people on the spectrum unleash their intellect, experience and creativity across the company and around the world. Recently I was invited to participate in a golf tournament. Golf is more than a game to me: it’s social; it’s outdoors; and it’s competitive. I’m always up for some good competition! Unfortunately, I just don’t … Continue reading Golfing for a Spectrum of Opportunity