3D Printing is disrupting yet another industry – fashion. But this time, the big companies are ahead of the game. From parts for fighter jets, to prosthetic arms and legs, and concept cars, 3D Printing is being used to manufacture a huge variety of items. And with its use on the rise, it’s putting pressure … Continue reading Scan, Print, Wear – Does The Future of Fashion Lie in 3D?
Highlighting potential procurement lessons from the latest supply chain crisis for Samsung – the Galaxy Note 7. This article was written by Daniel Ball, Director at Wax Digital. The Samsung Galaxy Note 7 spent just two and a half months on the market before it was recalled amidst a crisis badly affecting its share price, … Continue reading Samsung Eats Horsemeat on the Titanic with Captain Kirk
Sustainability is the new frontier for businesses. And procurement will play a key role in the collaborative management of resources. At the Big Ideas Summit 2016, we challenged our thought leaders to share their Big Ideas for the future of procurement. From ideas that have the potential to change the very nature of the procurement … Continue reading Big Ideas Summit 2016: Big Idea #20 – Transforming Sustainability Collaboration
Taking the final step from CPO to CEO appears to elude many procurement leaders. So, why does Procurement so often lose out to Finance? At the eWorld procurement conference last month Tania Seary interviewed me about leadership as part of Procurious’ Career Boot Camp series. After we finished she said, “there’s one question we ran … Continue reading Making the Final Ascent from CPO to CEO
More companies than ever are using Big Data insights to drive their decision making. But what key benefits are they realising by doing so? This article was originally published on My Purchasing Center. Advances in technology are making it possible to generate more data than ever before. We can quantify, measure and track every interaction, transaction … Continue reading How Big Data Insights are Revolutionising Global Procurement Strategy
Finding a mentor is no longer limited to new starts. Now senior leaders are seeking the benefits of a two-way mentoring relationship. This article first appeared in Women’s Agenda. I am 45 years old and own three businesses. Yet I’ve had three mentors in the past three months. A chairman, who is helping me navigate the … Continue reading How to Strike Gold When Seeking a Mentor
Technology should provide huge benefits in procurement. So why do so many projects fail at the implementation phase? Join our webinar on the 7th of November and find out how to drive successful technology implementation. If you’ve been a procurement professional for any length of time, this is probably a familiar situation. Your company … Continue reading 5 Common Failures in Technology Implementation