If your industry hasn’t been disrupted yet, it can only be a matter of time. So how can your organisation weather the storm of disruptive innovation and come out on top – and how can smart procurement help? Watch this April 2018 webinar, from CIPS and Supply Management.
Research by Manchester Business School and RS Components into maintenance, repair and operations procurement found that data and the insight it yields can keep conversations with stakeholders objective and resolve potential conflict.
In 2016, many companies are still relying on telephone calls, faxes, complex spreadsheets and general fire-fighting techniques to manage their purchase to pay process, which is a huge drain on resources.
Large global organisations seeking to master the complexities of procurement – and realise the hard-won savings specified in contracts – should start by thinking afresh about their culture and technology… The start of a new series: The Seven Pillars of Procurement Wisdom
The narrow, traditional view of a chief procurement officer is that they organise the buying of stuff – even if some of that isn’t stuff at all but services – in a timely, efficient, and cost effective manner. There’s only one problem with that view – it’s wrong.
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