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… Read more.
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.
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… Read more.
Is data the most disruptive force for procurement, or if used correctly, can it power us forward? In 2016, EY released a paper exploring the role of analytics in procurement. The paper is well worth the read, and this got me thinking about two of the ways analytics would change… Read more.
Data is the new oil, but how will it fuel procurement in the future? One way is for data to predict the future. Currently, the focus of data analysis is to examine the past. Spend analysis and management involve processing and analysing data to decrease procurement costs, improve efficiency and… Read more.
First of all a question for buyers, be you CEOs, CIOs, HoEs, PMs, CatMans etc. “Do you have unlimited time and resources?” No, of course not! Our time and resources are limited, therefore we need to apply pragmatic Effort/Benefit considerations to all activities including SRM, using KPIs etc etc Secondly,… Read more.
The majority of CPO’s do not believe their team have the skills to deliver! Now, this is an opinion that really counts. 324 Senior procurement leaders, across 33 countries with a combined total representing US$4.4 trillion? Surely their opinion counts? But what exactly are we counting here? The recent Deloitte… Read more.