The Brave CPO:
Strategy . Influence . Innovation . Process
What’s all the fuss about elearning completion rates?
Saturday, July 19, 2014
Despite the evident advantages, one of the challenges that e-learning faces is that of low utilization and completion rates, or is this just a metric a red herring, does it really tell us anything?
e-learning for procurement:
Saturday, July 19, 2014
Experiential e-learning for procurement: quicker, more productive than classroom based training? At a time when change is faster than ever a key advantage of e-learning is that it has faster delivery cycle (velocity) times than traditional classroom-based instruction. The exact increase in velocity can be debated but the fact that it takes substantially less […]
I say ‘Purchasing’ you say ‘Procurement’: whats in a name?
Friday, February 28, 2014
Is our profession intent on contemplating its navel? It sometimes seems so from the number of times the procurement press raise the debate about what to call ourselves.
Investing in building procurement capability
Friday, January 17, 2014
Many companies underinvest in the purchasing team’s capabilities and exclude them from strategic decision-making processes in favor of functions, such as operations and sales.The lack of importance placed upon procurement, has unintended consequences over time.
Does your procurement strategy drive business success?
Wednesday, December 18, 2013
Strategic procurement can drive competitive advantage by enhancing revenues and lowering cost. Procurement can be said to be strategic in an organization if it contributes directly in the business planning process.
5 Reasons to Conduct a Purchasing Skills Assessment:
Friday, December 6, 2013
Assessment strategies should be developed with a clear understanding of the knowledge, skills, abilities, characteristics, or personal traits you want to measure.
Selecting a Purchasing Skills Assessment
Thursday, December 5, 2013
When choosing a purchasing skills ssessment, procurement executives need to think about practicality, reliability, validity, and impact.
Purchasing Assessments – time to get the most from your purchasing talent
Wednesday, December 4, 2013
How can CPO’s and VP’s of HR find ways to motivate procurement teams through each individual team member? The answer is simple: assessments. One of the greatest challenges faced by CPO’s is the strategic personal development of their team in order to ensure effective use of their talent. To properly manage this important resource, they […]
Measuring Procurements Financial Impact: RONA
Saturday, July 13, 2013
It is becoming increasingly important that procurement is able to measure and report its impact on company performance, using metrics the CFO will understand and accept. RONA or Return on Net Assets, is one such metric. RONA, is a financial measure that helps to express the relationship between profit, sales, expenses and total assets. RONA […]
The Key Principles of Category Management
Tuesday, July 9, 2013
Over on the Purchasing Practice Academy we have launched the Category Management Master Class which was 12 months in the making. Here is a bite-size look at the key principles of category management: Category management is founded on five key principles: Cross- functional team approach Strong supply market knowledge Make change happen Stakeholder engagement Facts […]