What do these thought leaders think about covid-19 when we asked them recently at Big Ideas Summit London 2020? As of yesterday, the number of coronavirus cases topped 500,000 worldwide – doubling in just over a week. While we can all do our part to stop the virus spreading, there is an added pressure on … Continue reading Coronavirus: What You Need To Know According To These Procurement & Supply Chain Thought Leaders…
Are you ready for what’s to come? … Every day, those of us in Australia, the US and Europe are increasingly feeling the full force of the coronavirus. In Italy, where the situation has escalated, the country has been fully quarantined. Countries all over the world are implementing strict restrictions on incoming travellers, and with … Continue reading Life At The Coronavirus Epicentre: Is This A Glimpse Into Our Future?
How can you make the most of your background and experience when interviewing for your first leadership role? There are phases in your career that are both exciting and terrifying. Most would agree that none are so scary as your first leadership role. What do your team think of you? How on earth do you … Continue reading 4 Tough Interview Questions First-Time Procurement Leaders Are Asked – And How To Answer Them
How can procurement teams serve their organisations better? Being a procurement professional can be challenging. The role requires individuals to vet contracts, pricing and supplier relationships. But the bigger picture is that procurement should be the eyes and the ears of the organisation when it comes to how much money is being spent. Procurement teams … Continue reading Lessons For Procurement Teams: We Should Be Serving Our Customers, Not Our Processes
Don’t reinvent the wheel, apply design thinking tools to help you plan your next procurement. Agile processes and design thinking are not fads, they are here to stay. During a three day design sprint that I participated in recently. I was bombarded with many different models designed to stimulate creativity. The result was a continual … Continue reading Design Thinking Applied To Procurement
What are Sir Clive Woodward’s 3 essential qualities that go beyond talent and will build a great team? With the war on talent alive and well, especially in procurement, if you’re hiring you should be more than satisfied with finding the most talented employee, right? Wrong. While most of us would be thrilled to secure … Continue reading Building A Team This Year? Talent Alone Isn’t Enough . . . And Here’s Why
What key steps can you take limit the potential effects of the coronavirus on your organisation? In China on 9 February the world received news it didn’t want to hear. The number of confirmed deaths from the coronavirus has now overtaken that of the 2003 severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS), with more than 1000 casualties. … Continue reading How The Coronavirus Will Impact Your Supply Chain And What To Do About It