Procurement: Greening the Machine

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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 Brand Development

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Procurement Brand Development “A brand is a promise. By identifying and authenticating a product or service it delivers a pledge of satisfaction and quality.” Walter Landor. Why does Procurement need a Brand? Procurement’s brand is arguably the CPO’s most valuable asset. Procurement’s brand is the totality of how its stakeholders see’s, talks about, and experiences it. CPO’s must therefore have … Read More

Procurement Thanksgiving

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As the US Thanksgiving holiday reminds us all that 2011 is rapidly drawing to a close we take a look at five reasons for procurement to say thanks: 1.    Procurement has had a ‘good recession’ Recessionary times has placed procurement in the spotlight.  Whilst there has been company-wide belt tightening – procurement’s increasing influence over their organizations spend has increased … Read More

CSR goes main stream

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CSR goes main stream CSR goes main stream – From the number of announcements by leading organisations in recent weeks there can be no doubt that corporate social responsibility (CSR) has established itself on the corporate agenda. SM has reported on HSBC, ExxonMobil, Siemens and Ford, to name a few companies that have recently announced sustainability initiatives. CSR is now … Read More

Procurement Capabilities in CSR: Stakeholder based sustainability

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Part 2 – Stakeholder based sustainability Procurement Capabilities in CSR: Stakeholder based sustainability Procurement Capabilities in CSR: Stakeholder based sustainability – A three part guide for CEO’s, CFO’s and CPO’s to assess how procurement can make CSR a competitive weapon in their organisations success   In Part 1 we discussed protecting corporate reputation. Here in part 2 we discuss a … Read More

Procurement Capabilities in CSR: Reputation

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Part 1 – Reputation Procurement Capabilities in CSR: Reputation Procurement Capabilities in CSR: Reputation – A three part guide for CEO’s, CFO’s and CPO’s to assess how procurement can make CSR a competitive weapon in their organisations success   Here in Part 1 we discuss procurement’s role in CSR to protect the corporate brand and reputation.   The events that … Read More

Marketing & Procurement – Natural Partners in Managing the Brand

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Marketing & Procurement – Natural Partners in Managing the Brand Marketing & Procurement – Natural Partners in Managing the Brand – We argue that through their joint focus and contribution to the organisations brands and reputation, Marketing and Procurement should be natural allies. “Our Focus is on markets and brands, but without an effective supply chain, we cannot even begin … Read More