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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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July 20, 2016

How sacrosanct is the 'evaluation criteria' in a sourcing project?

If you have been a buyer, have you come across a situation where the score card clearly recommended a particular vendor, but the management decided to select another vendor....

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July 12, 2016

Divided they fall - master data, category strategies and e-procurement tools

Most of the purchasing functions fail miserably in tightly uniting three important resources together.

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July 1, 2016

Should you reshape your procurement career in the middle of AI and automation?

What's the silver lining your procurement career has in such turbulent times? You can still save your career by following at least one of two approaches.

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