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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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It is dirty work, this data business

Data Analysis

 “I’m an oil man, ladies and gentlemen. I have numerous concerns spread across this state. I have many wells flowing at many thousand barrels per days. I like to think of myself as an oil man”. – Daniel Plainview, There Will Be Blood Data is the new oil; many people…
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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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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…
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Are you ready for Big Data in Procurement?

Big Data

Big Data is “in”, it is the buzzword of the decade as businesses and organisations in-general become more and more data driven. Yet, what is big data? How does it differ from traditional data and data analysis? Most importantly, are you ready for big data’s encroachment into procurement? What is…
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Are you street smart or street silly? The case for using “acumen” in contracting.

Procurement Acumen

I was minding my own business when the phone rang. I had a feeling that I should not answer it, but as I was running a business and had six kids, two wives and a fish to support I thought that my bank manager would be pleased if I did…
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