Talent management critical to CPO longevity on the job

Dave HenshallRoles, Skills Gap Analysis, TalentLeave a Comment

Failure to develop a world-class team a factor in shortened CPO longevity on the job Talent management critical to CPO longevity on the job – As procurement becomes increasingly strategic, focused on the long-term, and integrated within the business, talent management becomes a critical success factor for the CPO. Furthermore, in a recent report, a failure to develop talent at … Read More

The three goals of strategic procurement

Dave HenshallCapability Model, Innovation, Procurement ExcellenceLeave a Comment

The three goals of strategic procurement – CPO’s must contribute to three strategic goals if they are to influence overall corporate strategy The three goals of strategic procurement Procurement’s Golden Triangle Leading companies are pursuing cost leadership and growth to dominate their industries, and in doing so they create an infrastructure to do it sustainably. Apple is the often cited … Read More

Procurement Training: Set budgets with confidence

Dave HenshallAssessments, Skills Gap Analysis, TalentLeave a Comment

Time to set you budget for procurement skills training? Procurement Training: Set budgets with confidence Can you answer the following questions? Do you know which training programs will deliver the most value to your organization? Can you forecast your training budget over the next 1 or 3 years? Do you know training programs that have the greatest impact? Can you … Read More

Role based procurement training and competency development is most effective

Dave HenshallTalentLeave a Comment

When you focus procurement training on a specific role, it’s more likely to be applied, and deliver a strong ROI Role based procurement training and competency development From learning to building capability While a generic “one size fits all” approach can help some team members at the individual level, more often than not it does not make the critical link … Read More

Procurement Competency Modeling Removes Organizational Inertia

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Are your competencies destroying performance? We have always done it this way and see no need to change – we have all seen it, but CPP can help prevent it in your organization with Procurement Competency Modeling 1. Procurement Competency Modeling: Outdated competencies breed organizational inertia Procurement Competency Modeling is an initiative designed to align the skills, knowledge, and abilities … Read More

Developing Differentiated Negotiation Strategies

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Buyers must go beyond one trick negotiation strategies: Developing Differentiated Negotiation Strategies With much talk of buyers negotiating aggressively, we explain how buyers can adopt appropriate negotiating behavior, by developing differentiated negotiation strategies. When reading articles such as this one in Forbes, you would think that buyers don’t have the knowledge or the tools to negotiate more strategically. But what … Read More

Increase your procurement team’s productivity optimizing allocation of people to initiatives

Dave HenshallAssessments, Skills Gap Analysis, TalentLeave a Comment

Capturing productivity gains in procurement at the company level to boost top and bottom lines Increase your procurement team’s productivity: We discuss how CPO’s can boost procurement productivity by utilizing todays advanced procurement talent analytics 1. Increase your procurement team’s productivity A universal problem CPO’s know that talent management is strategic (Figure 1), but sooner or later, every CPO faces … Read More

Proactively influence business goals and priorities with e-enabled sourcing

Dave Henshalle-sourcing, Procurement AnalyticsLeave a Comment

Shape the agenda, deliver against strategic and tactical goals with e-enabled sourcing Cost reduction is still one of the main drivers of e-enabled sourcing, but opportunities for competitive advantage also come from increasing spend visibility and reducing risk as well as improving supply chain responsiveness. 1. Introduction E-Enabled sourcing has become a significant differentiator between leaders and laggards between today’s … Read More

Develop an effective e-auction lotting strategy

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Develop an effective e-auction lotting strategy Buyers can capture a significant source of power by setting the bidding rules We discuss how buyers can use lotting strategy to plan for successful e-auction outcomes. 1. Develop an effective e-auction lotting strategy Introduction to lots and lotting A lot is an item or a combination of items that the suppliers can bid … Read More

Value of dark data – breaking through procurements final frontier

Dave HenshallProcurement AnalyticsLeave a Comment

The most game-changing knowledge lies in the realm of things you don’t know you don’t know: Value of dark data – breaking through procurement’s final frontier Understanding Your Dark Knowledge Universe Value of dark data: breaking through procurements final frontier – momentarily consider that you don’t know most things. With data growing at an exponential rate and spend management becoming … Read More