Expert Reports

Covid-19 has thrown up huge challenges for those working in procurement, requiring new contracting models and greater flexibility around services in particular. This report, in partnership with Lorien, explores the new landscape and how firms need to be approaching procurement. 

Why business continuity plans (BCPs) are being pushed to the forefront in the supplier selection process and how to help your providers remain sustainable.

In this whitepaper, produced in partnership with Avetta, we explore the steps companies can take to ensure both they and their suppliers keep their organisations running or get them back on track faster if problems occur to business normality.

Covid-19 has exposed many vulnerabilities in businesses, now is the time to learn from this and adopt the right tools for the future. In this report, produced in partnership with Market Dojo, learn how technology can help you bolster the resilience of your supply chain. 

Webinars

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In this Supply Management Insider webinar, produced in partnership with Avetta, we look at how procurement leaders can confidently predict and monitor their suppliers’ financial and operational resilience in these unprecedented times

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    Tony Webster-Smith Regional Vice President - APAC, Avetta
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    Patrick Coghlan Chief Executive Officer, CreditorWatch
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    Suzanne Bidlake Contributing Editor, Supply Management Insider
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In this Supply Management Insider webinar, produced in partnership with RS Components, Peter Malpas, President for EMEA at RS Components, will share the key findings from its 2020 Indirect Procurement Report covering the state of maintenance, repair and operations (MRO) procurement

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    Peter Malpas President for EMEA, RS Components
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    Ceri Jones Editor, Supply Management (host)
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In this webinar, we discuss how Activision Blizzard, a leading global producer and publisher of interactive entertainment, is managing supplier risk and bank account changes through automation built-in to their supplier management solution apexportal.

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    Akhilesh Agarwal Senior Vice President, Global Business Partner Technology Solutions , APEX Analytix
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    Naren Sabnis IT Director Financial Applications, Activision Blizzard
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    Ceri Jones Editor, Supply Management (host)

Surveys

While pump prices continue to increase, it may sometimes feel like managing the cost and purchase of fuel is out of your control. Yet there is great potential for cost-saving in this area, despite the rise in fuel costs. So what are you doing to monitor and analyse your fuel costs? And how do you monitor business travel costs in general?
With freelance and contingent workers increasing rapidly in recent years, and legislation facing private sector organisations threatening significant fines for non-compliance, your services procurement responsibilities are evolving rapidly. In the face of this changing landscape, a contingent workforce management solution is necessary. How prepared are you for updating your approach to the contingent workforce?
The ongoing process of identifying risk, assessing impact and mitigating risk is an important one for procurement professionals. We want to know how you ensure that the right people have the right information at the right time, what your biggest challenges are and how to boost your risk management in the future.