With the demands on procurement changing by the day, the function is reinventing itself and upgrading its capabilities with new skills and job roles
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As the crisis in Ukraine intensifies, procurement and supply chain executives will be deep in vulnerability-assessment mode – trying to understand their exposure and doing their best to mitigate any risks and disruption that may arise.
Faced with the automation of its traditional tasks, procurement must seek new opportunities to add value – or risk fading into irrelevancy. Elevating the function’s capabilities is vital to its continuing advancement
Transforming a procurement function is not an easy undertaking. There are many pitfalls to avoid along the way that could undermine the project’s success and it’s an especially difficult task when you also need to balance the overhaul with delivering on the function’s day-to-day targets.
Almost half (49%) of collaborative supplier relationships end in failure. Why is that?
As we move into another year of extreme uncertainty, the glare of CEOs, boards and wider executive committee members will become even more focused on supply-side risks and opportunities
New trends and consumer concerns are fundamentally changing the food industry. To stay at the forefront of this revolution, Danone is looking to evolve its products, but in order to do that the business knew it needed to better tap into the knowledge and resources that existed within its supply base.
As the world’s largest commercial real estate services and investment company, CBRE’s Global Workspace Solutions (GWS) UK business has created a framework to support operational and category procurement teams in building closer collaborative relationships with key suppliers
A timely challenge on the value procurement can deliver, and how to deliver it
Procurement Leaders’ World Procurement Congress 2021, held in association with GEP over three days, concluded yesterday. Read the full summary.
Procurement Leaders has recently hosted two round table discussions with leaders in the logistics and transport category from a range of industries, to explore how category managers are navigating the disruption this industry is currently facing
For Deutsche Telekom Services Europe (DTSE), a subsidiary of telecommunication firm Deutsche Telekom, success means providing innovative, high-quality, end-to-end shared services across the company.
Technology has led procurement to a crossroads.
In this guest post, EcoVadis’ David McClintock urges procurement to rethink supply chain monitoring tools to accelerate value and digital transformation.
Like many functions, the procurement team at energy business Uniper had been interested in using crowdsourcing to develop new and innovative solutions to specific challenges, combining the theoretical approach with a real life case study.
Day 1 and 2 of our Americas Procurement Congress presented procurement at an ‘inflection point’.
Ovation 2021 was indeed a “Festival of Inspiration & Personal Growth.” Now in our eighth year, Ovation is the most influential, global community of group-level CPOs. It was a privilege to witness the power of the Procurement Leaders’ community coming together to help shape the future of a shared recovery for organizations, industries and societies.
Speciality chemicals company Clariant have built an engine to drive innovations to support delivery of the enterprise strategy, build procurement excellence and improve operational efficiency.
International fashion, beauty and homeware retailer, Primark, like all nonessential retailers, has experienced huge disruption during the Covid-19 crisis.
Following its acquisition of media company Scripps Networks Interactive in 2018, Discovery spotted an opportunity to consolidate its spend data across the newly merged enterprise.
We gathered together some of the leading procurement thinkers in Asia to debate the current and future of technology in the function.
To succeed in a fast-changing world, procurement leaders must use digital technology as a competitive advantage, delivering an intuitive, easy-to-use experience to stakeholders on their terms
Over the past three days we’ve had the opportunity to hear from a great selection of speakers and presenters from across our network as they discussed all of the ways that digitalization and technology impact their businesses.
Nutrition, health and sustainable living company DSM has developed a platform to centralise the user experience that is already delivering value, led by a comprehensive change management approach
Intel is highly committed to corporate responsibility and has set ambitious goals for environmental sustainability, supply chain responsibility, diversity and inclusion, and social impact that benefit the environment and society.
With businesses’ focus shifting from damage control to restoring growth, innovative CPOs are encouraging their procurement teams to prioritise supplier innovation and revenue opportunities
Supplier information management can be a tedious, time consuming process for both suppliers and procurement organisations.
Skills, processes and technology need to be developing harmoniously to make your procurement roadmap viable. JAGGAER‘s Justin Sadler-Smith digs deeper into those vital components.