Procurement Assessments: The problem with selfies

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CPO’s, HR & Trainers should be wary of self-assessments of skill, expertise, and knowledge In the same way that people embellish their CV’s to get a job they also exaggerate their skill set to gain a promotion or raise.  Countless research has shown that self-assessments of skills are often flawed in substantive and systematic ways. The research has found the … Read More

Building a balanced bench is key to procurement transformation

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A procurement bench strength program needs aggregated data to build a winning team: CPOs globally are aware of the talent imperative to procurement transformation. Building a balanced bench is key to procurement transformation – ensuring the CPO has a team that possesses the skills and experience required to fulfill an increasingly demanding role in the success of the organization. 1. … Read More

Procurement Skills Gap Analysis: Problems of not completing one

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Procurement Skills Gap Analysis: Problems of not completing one: Problems can arise when you don’t have a  procurement skills gap analysis: CPO’s can plan a strategic capability building program that supports their procurement transformation Procurement Skills Gap Analysis: Problems of not completing one – The proactive identification of your procurement teams bench strength is a key requirement for today’s CPO. … Read More

The strategic role of e-learning in procurement

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The strategic role of e-learning in procurement We look at the strategic role of e-Learning in procurement and 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 to avoid the dangers of being out-thought … Read More

Procurement skills and employee career development

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Procurement skills and employee career development Procurement skill’s and employee career development – Build capability and provide opportunities for career progression for your team. Using clearly articulated and differentiated skill requirements across the procurement organization. We take a look at a best practice approach to building procurement capability through employee career development using a skills assessment as the driving tool: CPO’s … Read More

Are you afraid of completing a team procurement skills assessment?

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Are you afraid of completing a procurement skills assessment? Are you afraid of completing a procurement skills assessment? Many CPO’s would like to conduct a reliable skills assessment to understand the knowledge, capabilities and skill’s gap of their team, but don’t act upon it further. The reason for this inaction is often the fear of a negative reaction or ‘kick … Read More

Buyers Meeting Point Reviews iProcure Assessment

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Buyers Meeting Point reviews the Purchasing Practice iProcure Assessment with a positive thumbs up, concluding: We often talk about the need for procurement to become more strategic. But the discourse is often no more detailed than that. This assessment provides an excellent opportunity to get the conversation started, and make meaningful capability improvement a real opportunity. BMP highlighted the following … Read More

Aligning Procurement Skills to Business Strategy

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Aligning Procurement Skills to Business Strategy The ever changing business environment is placing greater demands upon businesses and requires today’s procurement professionals to develop the skills to maintain alignment with the business strategy and to expand procurement’s scope and depth of influence across the business. Aligning Procurement Skills to Business Strategy. Procurements position in many business has been elevated due … Read More

Procurement Capability: People Matter Most

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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