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Procurement Challenges Facing CPOs

A chain with a weak link, and text asking how resilient is your supply chain

Travel to Australia is down by 60% due to COVID-19. It’s just one of the many blows to the economy caused by the pandemic. This unprecedented drop in GDP is leading to a potentially seismic shift in how procurement is viewed and how it can make organisations across Australia more…
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What part can procurement play in kick-starting the economy?

Melbourne is in lockdown. Again. Many are asking, ‘How did we get here?’. The answer is multifaceted and, unfortunately, procurement played its part. The Conversation recently published an excellent article on the role procurement had in Melbourne’s clumsy hotel quarantining, including its influence on the troubled private security industry. We…
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Voice Activation & Bot Purchasing: Welcome to the Future of Procurement

Back in 2016, Gartner predicted that “About 30% of searches will be done without a screen by 2020”. The following year, Oracle suggested that a significant portion of the sales executives are either already using chatbots or planned to use them by 2020. Well, it’s 2020, so how did these…
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The 6 Key Skills You’ll Need to Support Business Recovery Post-Pandemic

Life used to be simple. There were blue collar workers and white collar workers. You either wore denim to the factory or starched and pressed whites to the office. Now, though, the coronavirus lockdown has introduced a “new” collar. The pyjama shirt collar. When we begin to leave lockdown, some…
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In the Post COVID-19 World, Skill Mapping is More Important Than Ever

Skill mapping will show what skills you're missing

Skill mapping is a data-driven strategy that can help you navigate your company to more effective employees and better outcomes. Reflection is a luxury most cannot afford. Routines become ruts, which we follow day after day without deviation, never stopping to think because we simply don’t have the time. However,…
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The Rise of DataOps: The Competitive Edge You Need

“Decision makers are used to making judgments. Any CEO understands statistics at a gut level, because that’s what they do every day. They may not know the math behind it, but the idea of collecting evidence, iterating on it and basing decisions on this is intuitive for executives.”  Paco Nathan…
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Indirect Spend: 6 Ways to Tackle It

Tackle your Indirect Spend

Indirect spend shares the fate of many a New Year’s Resolution. We make promises to tackle it head on and then abandon it at the first sign of difficulty. It’s tempting to put it in the too hard basket, but ignoring it could very well be doing you terminal damage….
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Procurement and Climate Change

Procurement Climate Change

Embracing Change in a New World Not much happens in this world without the process of procurement having an impact. It’s the omnipresent reality of a global economy driven by desire and consumption, and can be a powerful weapon for beneficial change, or untold misery. We touched on this in…
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Why it’s time to move on from Electronic Resource Planning (ERP) platforms

Life is cluttered with ERPs

NSYNC, The Simpsons, chokers. Some things just seemed cool in the nineties. Now… not so much. And in terms of business management, we’ll add the ERP to that list. Sure, the organisation you run or work for may have purchased an Electronic Resource Planning platform more recently – even this…
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Let’s Celebrate: We’re taking over PI Day

Join the Comprara and Purchasing Index Team to take over Pi Day #PIDayTakeover  #PIDay  Pi Day on March 14th is an annual opportunity for maths enthusiasts around the world to recite the infinite digits of Pi, talk to their friends about maths, and to eat Pie.  But this year we’re…
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