How to​ overcome foodservice cost pressures in preparation for the new year

10th December 2018 | Sian Fryer

The past year has been tough for the foodservice industry. Market-wide cost pressures have negatively impacted performance and brought several high street chains to the brink of bankruptcy....

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What does competing in an IRONMAN teach us about seamless business?

16th October 2017 | Frank Treanor

OK, I did want to find an excuse to write about completing the Barcelona IRONMAN last weekend. I trained my butt off for it and still can’t quite believe crossing the finish line. It...

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You Can’t Outsource Your Responsibility!

28th November 2016 | Matt Rouse

You Can’t Outsource Your Responsibility! The recent Panorama exposé about Syrian refugee children working in Turkish factories for less than a pound an hour, to supply British shoppers,...

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Future-Proof Your eProcurement Investment

18th November 2016 | Frank Treanor

Future-Proof Your eProcurement Investment There is perhaps no sadder sight in sport than a past great, a legend of the game, playing on when they should have retired a season or two...

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What Can Procurement & Brexit Learn from Each Other?

28th October 2016 | Frank Treanor

What Can Procurement & Brexit Learn from Each Other? With the Prime Minister’s announcement that we will start the process of leaving the EU early in 2017, and revelations about her...

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Procurement: Security through simplicity

21st September 2016 | Frank Treanor

Procurement: Security through simplicity Recently, I read an article on Computer Business Review’s website about cyber security. The post itself addresses online security in general and...

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Jack of all trades or master of ONE?

19th September 2016 | Frank Treanor

Jack of all trades or master of ONE? So, you are going to buy yourself the latest iphone 7, and you’ve been looking forward to the experience for weeks. And when I say...

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Simplifying Transactional Procurement for Local Franchisees

1st September 2016 | Frank Treanor

Simplifying Transactional Procurement for Local Franchisees How do you manage transactional procurement in a multi-layered stakeholder business? In any large global corporation, there is...

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Have you been squeezing your lemons properly?

11th August 2016 | Matt Rouse

Have you been squeezing your lemons properly? I recently remembered this analogy I heard from someone at Cranfield University some years back. I think of it as ‘Squeezing the Lemon’ and...

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Don’t judge a book by its cover!

9th August 2016 | Matt Rouse

Don’t judge a book by its cover! Innovation in technology is rapidly changing almost every industry on the planet. The story of what can be achieved is writing itself quicker than most...

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Procurement – Time to Slay the Beast?

11th July 2016 | Frank Treanor

Procurement – Time to Slay the Beast? Astute leaders of companies large enough to have a central Procurement function (as opposed to a purchasing team) should be asking themselves if...

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Your right to demand an indirect forecast!

22nd June 2016 | Frank Treanor

Your right to demand an indirect forecast! The American author and public speaker in the area of futures studies, John Naisbitt, once said “The most reliable way to forecast the future is...

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