Expert Reports

In this Expert Report, produced in collaboration with Brooklyn Vendor Assurance, we are discussing how a new mindset - and some new technology - can turn good vendor management into great vendor management and build a significant, sustainable competitive advantage for your organisation.

If CPOs and supply chain leaders are to build a competitive advantage during the economic downturn, they need to focus on the three Rs: response, rebound and reshape. In this report, produced in partnership with GEP, it analyses the strategic challenges facing procurement and supply chain leaders at the world’s largest companies in three critical stages. 

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.