The strategic role of e-learning in procurement

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We look at why e-learning adoption in procurement training can contribute to the strategic objectives of the organization. The pace of market change represents a particular challenge for today’s organizations, who need to provide continuous learning to employees in order to avoid the dangers of being out-thought and out-maneuvered by competitors. Skills gaps in the procurement team result in ever … Read More

The Brave CPO: Leading on Innovation

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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

Best of the 'Buying Magician Blog' 2010: Part 3

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Here is our first ‘best of’-  a four part review of our thoughts and comments in 2010.  Here in part 3 we profile: ‘Government Procurement’ Cameron – The Brave PM? Prior to the election Warren Buffett, the billionaire investor known as the Oracle of Omaha, was quoted in Business Week as saying he doesn’t envy the winner of the UK … Read More

Best of the ‘Buying Magician’ 2010: Part 2

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In our first ‘best of’ –  a four part review of our thoughts and comments in 2010. Here in part 2 we profile ‘Innovation & Technology’ Part 2: Innovation & Technology CPO’s: Don’t miss the innovation opportunity Procurement has achieved great things with the strategic sourcing process. It provided a uniform, robust approach to sourcing which senior management and stakeholders … Read More

Urgent Seasonal Role

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” We have a client in Northern Scandinavia in the global parcel distribution business who has an urgent need for an interim logistics and distribution manager. They have a particularly heavy work load peaking on 24 December. The ideal candidate will be familiar with warehousing, packing, gift wrapping and large-scale parcel distribution. There is also a manufacturing facility on-site and … Read More

Chinanomics:

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Under international pressure to revalue its currency, China has been accused of exporting unemployment to the world.  However, China showed spectacular timing by announcing a week before the G20 meeting in Toronto that it will abandon the two-year-old peg that has kept the RMB tied to the dollar and allow the exchange rate to float within a very narrow band … Read More

Should UK government abandon the OJEU?

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Catching up with a well-respected colleague who is trying to sell his services to the public sector, he bemoaned their insistence upon public sector and OJEU experience. Why would you insist on this experience – bring in more of the same – to bring about change? We both agreed this is the last thing you need if you want to … Read More

Procurement must prepare for M&A success

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For most supply management professionals the question is not if they will be involved in an acquisition but when. In my own experience it can be a significant opportunity for procurement professionals whatever side of the acquisition they are on.  In fact, a sudden and unexpected enlightened response to procurement by senior executives, resulting in the beefing up of supply … Read More

David Cameron – The Brave PM?

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Prior to the election Warren Buffett, the billionaire investor known as the Oracle of Omaha, was quoted in Business Week as saying he doesn’t envy the winner of the UK general election, due to the need to make “politically very unpopular” decisions to cut the deficit. Now post election BNP Paribas analysts say, the new government will have to present … Read More