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June 2017

Finding Hidden In-Year Savings

Most procurement plans establish targets to be delivered over a number of years, and indeed most of the effort in the current year will not achieve maximum returns until future years Procurement. But there is still a target to deliver this year, and due to unforeseen circumstances you many need find benefits that will count […]

The Digital Procurement Era

As organisations move to an environment characterized by cloud computing, the Internet of things, distributed computing, and mobile applications, it will be important to understand where and how these technologies can create value and support procurement decision-making.

Sourcing Optimisation- Understanding the Process and the Benefits

More and more companies are using sourcing optimisation approaches and software, with considerable success. As computing power increases, the possibilities for using the process are also growing, and the results can be startling (and very positive). This webinar will give an overview of optimisation, how it works, and the key factors to consider if you […]

Innovative Data Leveraging for Procurement Analysis

This webinar will explore the types of problems and questions faced by procurement executives that can benefit most through the application of analytical solutions (e.g. innovation, strategic cost management, risk mitigation, etc.). In addition, we will cover the different forms of cognitive solutions that are emerging to drive real-time decision-making and predictive sourcing capabilities.

Achieving Strategic Alignment for Procurement With the Board…in just 3 pages

This webinar dealt with the myth that setting procurement strategy aligned with board goals is extremely complicated and only achievable by the planet’s smartest minds. Craig Lardner FCIPS explains how we have too long held the view that we are mere mortals and that the ability to create a strategy is beyond us — not.

Is An Integrated Source to Pay Solution Right for You?

In this on-demand webinar, procurement expert Peter Smith,  explains exactly what is meant by ‘Source to Pay’ software and looks at why it is gaining more traction in the industry. He also discusses how it compares to other approaches  (particularly “best of breed” strategies) as well as assessing the options for implementation.

Leveraging Supplier Innovation

To fully exploit and create an analytics culture will require an approach that leverages third party solutions. Most innovation is driven today by small to medium sized organizations. To be fully able to drive innovation, procurement must serve as a key component in driving this change.

In this on-demand webinar, Dr Robert Hanfield looks at how […]

January 2017

2017 Real World Procurement Series

Now entering its sixth year, the Real World Procurement Series is designed to provide procurement professionals with essential insights into procurement practices – the people skills, process efficiencies and empowering technologies needed to drive a successful procurement function.

December 2016

Proving your Procurement Value

All the core processes and enablers including sourcing, transactional management, supplier management, people and tools don’t help the procurement function if the rest of the organisation is not convinced that procurement is truly adding value!

In this session, procurement expert, Peter Smith, looks at how procurement can forecast, track, communicate and realise the benefits and value that […]

November 2016

Nurturing Procurement Talent in the Millennial Era

There is a shortage of talent in the procurement profession.  So what can procurement executives do about this? Simply poaching staff from other organisations is not a sustainable solution for the profession as a whole.

So what can we practically do to attract the best people, motivate, retain and nurture them to become the “stars” and […]