Raising Procurement’s Status, Emerging Tech, and Personal Mastery: Procurement Innovation Festival 2019

Raising Procurement’s Status, Emerging Tech, and Personal Mastery: Procurement Innovation Festival 2019

As modern procurement functions continue to evolve, there is an increasing demand for professionals to deliver value from their networks by way of influencing, negotiating and tactically dealing with customers and suppliers within the supply chain. It’s clear that the skills to run a well-oiled procurement function are vast. Demonstrating this value to the rest of the business remains a bigger challenge. This idea of raising procurement’s brand within the business – from a cost centre to true value provider ....

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Get Gritty to Be Future-Fit

Get Gritty to Be Future-Fit

There’s the one habit that will keep each of us relevant and valuable during times of rapid change. Do you have it? It’s the worst of times, and the best of times. Our worlds are transforming – and fast. Now artificial intelligence is at the centre of a new wave of change. But change is our friend, says brand and PR expert Chris Savage. He’ll be sharing his insights on How to Build Procurements’ Brand Across the Business at The ....

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Innovation in Procurement: Research Report 2019

Innovation in Procurement: Research Report 2019

The procurement space is currently ripe for disruption. With the spotlight shining brightly on sustainable procurement, tougher regulations around modern slavery, and an increased focus on the bottom line for businesses globally, the procurement function is uniquely positioned to drive this disruption. The need for fresh, innovative solutions, going wide in thinking and borrowing ideas from outside functions, industries and geographies, has never been more imperative. If we focus on the areas that matter, then we are well positioned to ....

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Identifying Pain Points & Opportunities for Procurement Professionals

Identifying Pain Points & Opportunities for Procurement Professionals

As a Program Director, I often get asked how I decide on what goes into The Procurement Festival program each year. While finding the people and organisations with the best stories is an important part of putting the event together, what many people don’t realise is that the research process starts long before the event planning even begins – usually 6 months out from the conference – when we get the community together in a series of roundtable discussion groups. It’s in ....

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