What would you do after all of the low-hanging fruit in procurement has disappeared? Here’s a quick quiz: What would you do if you became the CPO of a procurement function that is a top-quartile performer and already highly mature? Keep things as they are – if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. Make small, … Continue reading Team Comes First in IBM CPO’s Roadmap To Success
But what are the trade-offs in terms of privacy and civil liberties? Highlights from General Keith Alexander and John Brennan keynote at #ISM2018. During the American Revolutionary war, military commanders of the 13 Colonies realised that the conflict could not be won with soldiers alone. Civilians left their towns and farms to swell the ranks … Continue reading US Intel Chiefs Urge Business Cooperation On Cybersecurity
Hot off the press: the Asia-Pacific region’s 2018 CPO of the Year and Future Leader in Procurement (FLiP) of the Year have been announced at The Faculty’s Gala Dinner. Dramatically shifting the impact of procurement in a truly international role, MMG General Manager of Supply Chain Ron Brown has been recognised for delivering major procurement … Continue reading Paydirt! Resources Sector Supply Chain GM Wins Prestigious Award
The world is running out of chocolate… And if procurement pros can’t find a way to save the day, no one can! Most of us like to indulge in a little (or a lot of!) chocolate over Easter. In Britain alone, the projected Easter spend for 2018 is $892.6 million. And in the US, 2018 Easter … Continue reading Sorry Kids: Easter Chocolate To Be Cancelled After 2050
Hand-on-heart: Can you swear that you’ve properly briefed consultants and paid only for what you’ve received? Buying professional services is often accompanied by a host of reputational risk and budgetary pressures. However, for the public sector, a new approach to professional services procurement is proving that it doesn’t have to be that way. Public … Continue reading Do You Have Any Idea What Your Consultants Are Doing?
Get to grips with the jaw-dropping scale of China’s investment in ultra-modern supply chains stretching from South-East Asia to Scandinavia. China’s Belt and Road initiative is big. VERY big. We’ll get to some of the awe-inspiring numbers in a minute, but first let’s look at why this project is particularly relevant to supply management professionals … Continue reading 4 Things Supply Managers Need To Know About China’s Belt and Road Initiative
“Molly, the reason you got less than Thomas, is because you are a girl.” We take a look at some of the highlights of this year’s International Women’s Day… The #MeToo and Time’s Up movements have triggered an intensely powerful outpouring of testimony and solidarity among people around the world. But this is only the … Continue reading Step 1: Brush Your Teeth Step 2: Change the World