Discuss, debate and exchange ideas on latest trends and opportunities in the Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) landscape. Deliberate on adding “business value” to clients, vendors, employees and various other stakeholders to enhance customer satisfaction and sustain long term partnerships.
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October 12, 2016

Top down vs Bottom up. Four simple things to consider.

In this blog I have listed four elements that decide which implementation approach would be more effective when an organization is looking for procurement --or any other business function -- outsourcing.

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October 6, 2016

You've got the best sourcing professionals - but do you get the results?

"Our Group CPO and all other CPOs in the company all make great contracted savings and the incentive structure in our sourcing function reflects this." claimed the Head of Strategic Development for Sourcing & Procurement in a global company...

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September 28, 2016

Bus number 221 to procurement 'Nirvana'

There are instances where your 'plan' gets hijacked by something urgent and you're not able to focus on the planning or strategy part of your job. A lot of times there is no time to even sit down and think in solitude about the problem/ situation or a strategy....

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September 21, 2016

Do you have the right talent to deliver your procurement strategy?

60% of CPOs today are not confident of the capabilities and skills within their teams to deliver their procurement strategy. Is it because procurement strategies have become more challenging and thereby more difficult to achieve?

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September 13, 2016

The "Procurement's Trilemma" and how to tackle it

Does the word "Trilemma" even exist for anyone to even begin comprehending the title of this post? The answer is yes. Webster's dictionary succinctly describes it as a state of things in which it is difficult to determine which one of three courses to pursue.

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August 31, 2016

In Chains in Supply Chain

The US Democratic Party presidential candidate Hilary Clinton is strongly advocating against modern slavery in her current election campaign. In the UK, the new Prime Minister Theresa May is setting up a government task force to 'get a real grip' of this problem.

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August 2, 2016

Corporate Boards - Wake Up To Streamline Chaotic Supply Bases

One CPO indicated the root cause of chaotic supply base is -"First, we let anyone and everyone become our supplier and then we keep complaining that we are losing our sleeps working with so many of them".

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July 28, 2016

Torque to horsepower: A practitioner's perspective on cataloguing

Jay Leno once said "Horsepower sells cars, but Torque wins races!" Being an auto enthusiast myself, I was pondering over this statement in the context of procurement..

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