The Brave CPO: Deleveraging Organisational Finances

Dave HenshallStrategy, Thought ZoneLeave a Comment

Aligning CFO and CPO strategy to manage  organisational debt The Brave CPO: Deleveraging Organisational Finances. A guide for CEO’s, CFO’s and CPO’s to improve liquidity, credit ratings and borrowing capacity What’s in it for you? Strengthen balance sheet and finance fundamentals Reading time: 10 minutes 1. Introduction: As many industries still struggle to find indicators pointing towards sustainable economic recovery, … Read More

The Future of Procurement: Shaping the Team

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Scene 2 Balancing Procurement Bench Strength: The Future of Procurement: Shaping the Team The Future of Procurement: Shaping the Team – In the previous post “Commanding the Stage” we discussed the players that are already shaping procurements future with whom the CPO must engage and command the stage. Here we discuss the CPO’s talent pool and the players they can select … Read More

The Brave CPO Optimizing Cost for Value Generation

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The Brave CPO Optimizing Cost for Value Generation The Brave CPO optimizing cost for value generation starts by linking procurement strategies to business goals. By developing a much deeper understanding of their organization’s cost structure and a more strategic approach to managing cost. Their organizations can avoid damaging panic cost reduction programs in difficult times. 1. Introduction: Their organization’s ability … Read More

The Brave CPO: Mastering Collaboration

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Collaborations strategic value proposition can unlock the door to innovation and sustainable growth, CEO’s and CPO’s must turn the key A guide for CEO’s, CFO’s and CPO’s on how procurement can play a lead role in partner collaboration to secure a sustainable competitive advantage What’s in it for you? Discover why developing a collaborative capability will support sustainable growth and … Read More

The Brave CPO: Creating Procurement Entrepreneurs

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The Brave CPO: Creating Procurement Entrepreneurs The Brave CPO: Creating Procurement Entrepreneurs – A guide for CEO’s, CFO’s and CPO’s on how their procurement organisation can develop an entrepreneurial role and capabilities to capture innovation and support of growth. What’s in it for you? Competitive advantage and growth Reading time: 10 minutes 1. Introduction “You don’t make money when you … Read More

The Brave CPO: Leading Business Growth

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The Brave CPO: Leading Business Growth The Brave CPO: Leading Business Growth – A guide for CEO’s, CFO’s and CPO’s on how leading procurement practices can make a powerful contribution to their company’s plan for growth. What’s in it for you? Discover why developing capability in supply management will provide powerful fuel for growth, and why making Supply Management a … Read More

A Guide to Global Sourcing

Dave HenshallGlobal Sourcing, Thought Zone5 Comments

A Guide to Global Sourcing for Competitive Advantage A Guide to Global Sourcing for competitive advantage – A guide for CEO’s, CFO’s, and CPO’s, on how global sourcing can contribute to  business objectives for sustainable competitive advantage   What’s in it for you? Improved sourcing effectiveness and value from your supply base Reading time: 15 minutes 1. Introduction: Global sourcing has become … Read More

The Brave CPO: Leading on Innovation

Dave HenshallInnovation, Procurement Excellence, Thought Zone1 Comment

The Brave CPO: Leading on Innovation Innovation Centred Procurement: We explain how CPO’s can make the connection with the top line. What’s in it for you? Increased value from procurement and your suppliers by capturing innovation. Reading time: 15 minutes Preface: Except for a small number of select organisations, the buy side of innovation remains greatly under-exploited which can damage … Read More

Procurement: Greening the Machine

Dave HenshallBrand Management, CSR, Risk, Thought ZoneLeave a Comment

Procurement: Greening the Machine Procurement: Greening the Machine – A guide for CEO’s, CFO’s and CPO’s on why procurement is a key capability in developing advantage via corporate social responsibility What’s in it for you? Improved risk and reputation management in your supply chain  Reading time: 15 minutes Peer pressure, tougher legislation, a rise in global sourcing combined with increased … Read More

Procurement Capability: People Matter Most

Dave HenshallProcurement Excellence, Thought Zone

Procurement Capability: People Matter Most Procurement Capability: People Matter Most – There is no shortage of procurement experts prepared to offer their unique recipe for successful procurement transformation. Experts will offer improved processes, better use of technology, the need for management support, yet many procurement functions find lasting success elusive. Why is this? Because it’s the people that matter most. … Read More