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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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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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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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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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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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Rest assured in the quality of your procurement process

15th March 2016 | Frank Treanor

Rest assured in the quality of your procurement process Every day, in thousands of businesses all over the world, procurement departments are tasked with cutting costs. Savings are made...

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Procurement: Insource or outsource that is the question

4th March 2016 | Matt Rouse

Procurement: Insource or outsource that is the question The problem with opinion is that everyone has one. By default, that means there are a great many to choose from or you could even be...

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The contradiction with ‘collaboration’ in Procurement

22nd January 2016 | Frank Treanor

The contradiction with ‘collaboration’ in Procurement There are many words and phrases in all walks of life that are misguided, misquoted or simply misused. In the world of procurement,...

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