supply-chain-responsibility
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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Talking ‘Bout My Generation

25th October 2016 | Frank Treanor

Talking ‘Bout My Generation Generation Z talent is now entering the workforce and the Gen X-ers, who are now the captains of industry, desperately need them as employees if they want...

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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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Judge-Book-Cover
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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Picturing procurement in a perfect world!

9th June 2016 | Matt Rouse

Picturing procurement in a perfect world! What is the difference between average procurement and outstanding procurement? A dictionary definition of ‘procurement’ is: the act of...

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Mandate-Vs-Engagement
Mandate, engagement or co-operation between the two?

8th June 2016 | Matt Rouse

Mandate, engagement or co-operation between the two? Two universal truths underpin the success of any successful business operation. Firstly, following a proven process is better than...

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Procurement-Savings
Are savings always the most profitable procurement objective?

17th May 2016 | Frank Treanor

Are savings always the most profitable procurement objective? Looking at the bigger picture can be something of a head office cliché for a lot of large corporations. In practice, however,...

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Procurement-Glocalisation
Is Glocalisation mythical or manageable?

4th April 2016 | Richard Shine

Is Glocalisation mythical or manageable? In every business, there are challenges, aspirations, realities and ideals. Industry buzzwords come and go, destinations change and accepted wisdom...

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