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August 2017

Creating transparency in the Supply Chain to Reduce Risk

Labor and Human Rights. With the advent of disasters like Rana Plaza in Bangladesh, as well as factory work in low cost countries, working conditions are becoming a hot button for many companies. An important transition into creating transparency is when large organizations can create a “federated” network, by integrating smaller firms into their network […]

Supplier Relationship and Value Management: The Five Programme Killers, and How to Overcome Them

This webinar offers two perspectives on implementing Supplier Relationship and Value Management: Firstly, as a programme, and then as a method.

At the programme level, David Atkinson, MD of consultants Four Pillars, provides a model for developing your organisation’s supplier management strategy by introducing the five critical questions that will mean the difference between failure and […]

Measuring your Procurement Capability…A Self-Assessment Technique

This webinar will provide you with a do-it-yourself process for evaluating your and your team’s capabilities across a collection of key competencies in executing modern procurement.

Capability assessment has been, and will always be an important part of career development and team performance. There are solutions you can purchase and now there are self – assessment […]

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.

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 […]

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.