Blog


Procurement

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…
Read more.

Read more >

Three Startups on a quest to change how we procure

Cryptocurrencies are back in the news, but not for the right reasons. Crypto prices have crashed; people have lost money. The critics are gleeful, while supporters urge faith. So it would seem that no, we won’t be procuring goods and services up and down the supply chain using Bitcoin just…
Read more.

Read more >

Is anyone sick of VUCA?!

VUCA

Did we need to add a new acronym to our vocabulary? VUCA.   VUCA stands for volatile, unpredictable, complex and ambiguous; it is the word that summarise the world in which we currently live. In many ways, we have always lived in a VUCA world, but the nostalgia can often make…
Read more.

Read more >

Dyslexia in the Workplace

Workplace dyslexia

With diagnoses of dyslexia increasing rapidly in recent years, there is no doubt that the condition will touch every organisation in some way. The good news for employers is that the recruitment of a dyslexic worker is by no means disadvantageous to their company. If organisations are aware of the…
Read more.

Read more >

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…
Read more.

Read more >

If she is blockchain…do you trust?

Blockchain

What is trust? The dictionary defines trust as “a firm belief in the reliability, truth or ability of someone or something.” Although, do we have a “firm belief”? How often do you stop to think about the people or organisations you trust? When was the last time you asked why…
Read more.

Read more >

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?…
Read more.

Read more >

You are brilliant at procurement today. But will you be tomorrow?

Behind every successful product and service is a brilliant procurement team … a team who finds innovation, and uncovers value. Procurement has contributed to the delivery of outstanding global business achievements … global communications … economically providing essential services for those who need them the most, … making electronics more…
Read more.

Read more >

Procurement 4.0 for Industry 4.0

Procurement 4.0

Overview. Over the course of the last few weeks, we have discussed a number of trends that are taking us into a brave new world of Business and Industry. We have explored topics such as big data, increased automation and discussed other subjects that fall under the broad umbrella term…
Read more.

Read more >

Procurement in the future: Humans need not apply

Future of Procurement

Are humans obsolete? It’s a strange question to ask, but if you read articles commenting on the current rise of automation, robotics and artificial intelligence, you cannot escape the notion that many futurists believe that we should all prepare to be replaced by machines. To be fair, there is some…
Read more.

Read more >