Choosing new procurement software should be exactly that, a choice! Duncan Jones on why organisations should follow an eclectic, multi-sourcing strategy for their key business applications. While doing my research for The Forrester Wave™: eProcurement, Q2 2017, I was surprised and disappointed by how many companies I interviewed had bought an incumbent vendor’s eProcurement product … Continue reading 3 Reasons Why You Should Multisource Your Procurement Software
Have you ever sat in a meeting and thought, ‘I am never going to get these 10 minutes of my life back’? I had that experience and it turned out to be the best poorly-used time I ever spent. During my time as a procurement consultant, I once met with a client who wanted to … Continue reading The Best 10 Minutes of Wasted Time I Ever Spent
Which hot topics and trends will everyone in procurement be talking about in 2018…?What’s the buzz in 2018? We’ve done a spot of investigating to identify all the hot topics the procurement world is excited (and concerned!) about in the coming year… 1. Technology Hype Won’t Let Up Steve Banker, writing for Forbes, concurs stating … Continue reading 7 Procurement Trends To Watch Out For In 2018
What can the the Internet of Things (IoT) do for you and your procurement team? IoT is a big buzzword these days. From industry experts to academia to specialised thought leaders, everyone is talking about how IoT as a technology has the potential to disrupt not only the day-to-day workings of our companies, but also … Continue reading Let’s Get Internet of Things (IoT) Ready for Procurement!
As part of our 2017 Procurious rewind, we’re taking a look at the top blogs of the year. This article features our interview with IBM’s CPO Bob Murphy, who believes there is nothing so important as professional development and human relationships. The numbers are eye-watering. IBM CPO Bob Murphy looks after a $70 billion spend – … Continue reading 2017 Rewind – IBM CPO: You’re Finished If You Think You’ve Finished
As part of our 2017 Procurious rewind, we’re taking a look at the top blogs of the year. This piece looks at why are our procurement teams are falling so short when it comes to delivering on strategy? Shockingly, 60 per cent of CPOs believe their teams do not have the skills to deliver their … Continue reading 2017 Rewind – Do You Have The Right Skills To Deliver On Tomorrow’s Procurement Strategy
How can you prepare when you know the worst is coming, but you can’t be sure when, where or how it will come? The Guess The Impact quiz will help! What would be the impact on your global supply chain if a volcano exploded in the Pacific? How would your supply chain be affected? Would … Continue reading Guess The Impact: Can You Handle The Pressure?