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Procurement in the Roaring ’20s

Procurement 2020

“May you live in interesting times”. A blessing or a curse? Perhaps that’s something to be determined in hindsight but, right now, it’s looking like 2020 will be an interesting year. At least. It has certainly started on fire, with significant parts of Australia in flames. At multiple fire fronts,…
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Skill gaps – who cares?

Did you hear about the Japanese Minister of Cyber Security who doesn’t know how to use a computer or anything about Cyber Security? That’s a massive skills gap, despite the assertion by Yoshitaka Sakurada that he has skilled bureaucrats backing him up. The Minister suggests that his biggest job is…
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Can Automation Help With Sustainability?

Automation

People have known the importance of sustainability for a long time, with interest in sustainability eddying and flowing with societal anxiety over resources. ? However, while companies used to embrace sustainability as a way to save money, the latest McKinsey Global Survey on the topic finds that the top reason…
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It’s 2018, time to reflect – and see the wood from the trees.

Procurement

Though it might seem like a completely arbitrary line in the eternal sands of time, the New Year is still a good time to reflect. With 2018 still in its infancy, may we suggest taking the time to accept our invitation to participate in the inaugural Global Procurement Capability Benchmark?…
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Getting Perspective on Procurement Capability

Procurement Capability

Again, according to Deloitte’s CPO Survey for 2017, 60% of CPO’s do not believe their teams has the skills to deliver the procurement strategy. Why does this belief persist? Is it true, partially true or a complete misconception? This is where it is crucial to devise a tailored competency framework…
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