From Amazon delivering your groceries, to a host of companies delivering your dinner, the competition for the last mile of the supply chain is heating up. At the Big Ideas Summit 2016 last week, there were a whole host of discussions around the future of the supply chain. Paul Markillie discussed the future trends in … Continue reading Innovating the Last Mile of the Supply Chain
Thinking differently about procurement starts with talking differently. If growth companies want to succeed then they need to change their vocabulary, starting by introducing the term ‘Spend Management’. Read Tyler’s thoughts on when to buy your first ERP system here. When should a growing company start building its procurement infrastructure? When you reach about 100 … Continue reading For Spend Management Success, Don’t Say the P Words!
According to the experts, procurement recruitment can sometimes be like finding a needle in a haystack. But what are the trends in this area in the coming years? One of the key topics at the Big Ideas Summit 2016 was people, and more specifically, how to attract and retain the best talent in procurement. Our … Continue reading Procurement Recruitment – Find the Needle in the Haystack
Ed Cross, co-founder at Odesma, and Anya McKenna (of Market Dojo) ponder the neanderthalic and stone age ways of B2B software… The peculiar thing about business technology is that generally it is not very easy to use. I might exclude here email, but the rest of it seems to need a training course and some … Continue reading Are Procurement Professionals Stuck in the Stone Age?
Likes, retweets and the #BigIdeas2016 hashtag being spread far and wide – taking a look at how the Twitter-verse reacted to Big Ideas 2016. Whether you chose to follow the Big Ideas Summit 2016 on Procurious, or via one of our other social media channels, we hope you got just as much out of the … Continue reading Procurement Gives a Tweet – #BigIdeas2016 on Twitter
While many aspects of modern business, including key skills, seem to favour extroverts, Susan Cain argues that introverts have as much to add and value to give. “There is zero correlation between being the best talker and having the best ideas.” Don’t miss “Quiet Revolutionary”, Susan Cain’s keynote speech at ISM2016. There are almost certainly … Continue reading Can Introverts Really Thrive in Procurement?
In our online world, where knowledge and information is at the touch of a button, it pays to share. And it’s time for procurement to share in order to demonstrate the value it brings to the organisation. Sometimes the biggest and best ideas are the simplest ones. Whether it’s a new way of looking at … Continue reading Procurement Needs More Positivity in an Online World