Debriefing after a procurement process is an important chance for reflection and giving feedback to bidders. Follow these 5 tips to ensure you debrief efficiently. Debriefing respondents after a procurement process can seem a thankless task – and provokes an audible sigh. This is not because there is no love for the market, it’s because … Continue reading How To Debrief Suppliers… And Why You Need To
How can you make sure you’re not overlooked for jobs and other opportunities if you want to keep working in your 60s and 70s? When Paul McCartney wrote “When I’m Sixty-Four” as a teenager, he probably thought he would be retired in his mid-to-late 60s. Instead he has continued to work well into his 70s … Continue reading Will They Still Want You, When You’re 64?
The six main characters in Friends may have given us a lot of laughs over the years, but they can also teach procurement professionals a few things about the fine art of negotiation. In this article, we look back on seven episodes in which Rachel, Ross, Phoebe, Joey, Chandler and Monica showed procurement what to … Continue reading The One Where Friends Taught Procurement How To Negotiate
Now we have the tools to help us understand culture, how are we going to apply this learning? Are you ready to take cultural learning into your workplace? Over the last 12 months we’ve been looking at an in-depth discussion of Culture, Cultural Intelligence (CQ), what it is, and the impact it can have when … Continue reading Taking Culture to a New Dimension at Work
Is procurement less, just as, or more important this decade than the last? Find out as we take a walk down memory lane… It’s the dawn of a new decade in procurement, and goodness me, how things have changed. From the digitisation of just about everything, to the introduction of big data, 2020 looks vastly … Continue reading A Decade In Review: Procurement In 2020
If you’re looking to boost the sustainability of your category plan, try seeking out social-enterprise suppliers. While we all know change can be challenging, and some buyers are reluctant to shift from tried and tested suppliers, this simple A, B, C approach empowers you to make things happen – and support social enterprise with buying … Continue reading Why Buying From Social Enterprises Is As Easy As A, B, C
Think you’re at the peak of the procurement and supply chain profession? Think again – Santa is the ultimate procurement professional (festively speaking…). We’re fast approaching the end of 2019. It’s a time to reflect on the past year and consider what we have all achieved. We can look at all our successes, the lessons … Continue reading 5 Reasons Why Santa is the Ultimate Procurement Professional