To meet the ever growing list of procurement objectives, procurement leaders must effectively transform their organisations. While most organisations have begun this journey, many hit roadblocks along the way, which could easily have been avoided. During our latest CPO roundtable in London, sponsored by Ivalua, Arnaud Malardé, Senior Product Marketing Manager – Ivalua discussed how … Continue reading Minding The Procurement Gap: Where You Are Vs Where You Think You Are
Is your news stream flooded with negativity? Do you unknowingly pass this negativity on to others? Perhaps it’s time to try something radical and be optimistic. As a species, the human race is hard-wired to react more strongly to fear and bad news than to positivity. If you think back to our ancient ancestors living … Continue reading How To Stand Out Through Radical Optimism
Tom Verghese shares his advice on how to navigate cross cultural situations with different attitudes to hierarchy, religion and collectivism… In our last article, we began looking at CQ Knowledge which refers to your own personal knowledge and understanding of other cultures. We introduced the idea that differences and similarities between cultures can be assessed … Continue reading Procurement Across Borders – How To Navigate Cross Cultural Situations
What happens when the shoe is on the other foot? What can you learn from being the customer? Recently I found myself buying graphic design services and it was a very interesting and informative experience. From the outset and initial engagement I was clear on the base concept and the output that I needed, but … Continue reading The Moment When You Become Your Worst Customer
Leaders who know more about their procurement functions are more realistic about what procurement can do—and how much more it can achieve. For many business leaders, the procurement department may seem to rank low on the list of worries. In many companies, procurement accounts for less than one percent of the total functional budget, so … Continue reading Do You Know What Your Procurement Function Can— And Can’t—Do?
Earlier this month Procurement Leaders hosted the World Procurement Awards 2019. And the winners are… Earlier this month Procurement Leaders hosted the World Procurement Awards 2019. The winners joined the ranks of the trailblazers before them and received the opportunity to proclaim their excellence to the world. Now in their 13th year, The World Procurement … Continue reading Redefining Procurement Excellence At The World Procurement Awards
Just because a machine can learn from mistakes doesn’t mean it is self-aware and about to deploy robots to destroy humanity throughout time and space. But it does mean that increasingly, machines can take on more and more human work. On 11 February this year, President Trump signed an executive order directing US government agencies … Continue reading Is Artificial Intelligence Destroying Your Job?