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. 

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. 

Engagement is essential to help local authorities navigate and mitigate the tough times ahead. Expert facilitator, YPO, can support them through it, particularly with its knowledge of the insurance market and relationships with top suppliers

What will the chief procurement officer be doing in 2030? Although many organisations are facing unprecedented short-term challenges, they need to begin planning for the “primacy of procurement” now.

This Expert Report, created in collaboration with JAGGAER, takes a closer look at the key factors many Chief Procurement Officers are having to consider.

Nearly two-thirds of companies don’t believe they get value for money from their law firms, according to a new survey of more than 400 small, medium-sized and large organisations.

This Expert Report, created in collaboration with Tap the Market™, takes a closer look at the key factors to consider when appointing external legal services.

Regardless of the challenge faced by your business, experts agree that joint working, together with a more coherent and strategic approach to risk and compliance management, will benefit any business. This whitepaper, produced in partnership with Avetta, highlights the problems in the way many businesses go about evaluating potential suppliers, the procurement challenges and how strength in teamwork should be the ultimate goal. 

Are you keen to transform your processes for stronger business performance? This whitepaper, produced in partnership with Celonis, aims to explain how you can make process improvements, and showcases the success of two international telecoms giants, Vodafone and Deutsche Telekom, who are already reaping the benefits.

Companies that want to raise sales, reduce costs and free up working capital should invest time, money and resources in demand sensing. Read this Supply Management Insider expert report, produced in partnership with GEP, to find out more

WNS partnered with CIPS to poll 300 European and global firms across a broad range of company sizes and industries to gain insights into the mindset of the best performing procurement organisations.  

The plan was to examine the relationship between value and alignment and to use that to develop a new, more dynamic best-in-class benchmark for the industry. Read this expert report to discover the results.

Read this Supply Management Insider report, produced in partnership with Determine as we discuss why in a volatile, technologically-driven marketplace, making sure you are playing by the rules is critical if companies are to avoid hefty fines, reputational damage and the erosion of trust