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7 Reasons why supply chain teams are turning to e-learning

I don’t know about you, but my lessons at school, university or professional development training have not always gone at the pace I wanted. They were either too fast, too slow and even if they were going at the right pace, the lectures and tutorials weren’t always on at a…

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7 Tips to Shine During EOFY Period

Because time waits for no one! At the end of financial year – motivation definitely drives decisions, and there is no shortage of motivation from stakeholders to purchase nor suppliers to sell. This is a match made in heaven and an opportunity for you to really shine. Whilst the current…

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How could the $40million NAB Executive fraud been avoided?

Forty million! That is how much an ex-NAB executive was able to defraud from the bank before being detected. What would happen to your business if you lost even a fraction of that kind of money? Trust is important in a business. But so is vigilance against untrustworthy people. People…

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Cryptocurrencies are endlessly fascinating

They raise some interesting questions about fiat money and how we assign value. They are volatile as investments, not used for transactions as much (as they should be a true currency) and at this juncture they are still mostly an engineering exercise of “well we can do it, so why…

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Trust me I am in procurement

What does it mean to trust someone? It certainly does not mean that we know everything about them. Indeed, after a certain point, further information is meaningless.  Studies have shown that once an impression is made, new facts don’t necessarily trigger a reassessment. If our trust is formed based on…

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“Let us welcome our newest chatbot to the team!”

Remember the good old days where most manager’s had personal assistants? You may not because it has been many decades since it was viable to have a large pool of secretaries to whom you could delegate tasks. Technological aids have facilitated the self-service model which in-turn has seen the decline…

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Can someone PLEASE stop the mavericks?!

All of us in procurement know that procurement non-compliance happens. The bigger the organisation, the more likely the chance that someone, somewhere is making purchasing decisions without consulting procurement or going through the defined process. Often referred to as maverick buying, this type of behaviour can also be the result of…

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