Year end in Procurement come with last minute rush purchases just as in private. Thoughts on how to manage the madness...
Anyone who’s been to a bazaar in Morocco can tell there are some negotiation lessons to be learned on the road. Here we share some of them
The war for talent starts with making the function known to young talent and offering great avenues into the profession. How is Procurement doing there?
What role does Procurement play in enabling innovation from startups? CIPS Switzerland was looking to answer that in its recent workshop in Basel.
Asking your suppliers to use diverse, smaller subcontractors could come across as a cheap marketing ploy to drive supplier diversity without real effort. Is it?
Savings are still the most important metric of Procurement in most organizations. Large numbers are reported every year, but what do they mean and why do they often get met with much suspicion internally?
War Dogs is probably the only “procurement movie” that has made it to the big screens. Great comical value, it also provides some close to life cautionary learnings on how not to fall for “too good to be true” suppliers.
Digital tools in Procurement are abound. Clicking back and forth, login into different tools, copy-pasting information and more are seriously inefficient realities of the workday. So can Procurement tech by “slackified”?
Procurement tech overall needs upgrading. We talk about how to make a successful case for investments in lean process and integrated tech.
How important is international experience for talent in a Global Procurement organization and how does it benefit their work?
Many Procurement roles require very specific category expertise. If you move into a new category or manage a broader range of categories now - How do you most effectively learn the tricks of the trade?
Social Media is omnipresent. But does it have usefulness for the Procurement professional and if so, how?