Procurement Analytics: Beyond simple spend data towards strategic decisions and value

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Organizations of all sizes and in all sectors need Procurement Analytics Here in the first of a series of post we discuss the business case for Procurement Analytics and how and where to apply it to support your organizations goals and objectives. 1. Introduction There is always room for improvement and expansion of procurements value proposition at global companies.  However, … Read More

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

Developing Capability in Supply Chain Risk Management:

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Developing Capability in Supply Chain Risk Management:   Developing Capability in Supply Chain Risk Management: Vulnerability is not a word CEO’s like. But the simple fact is, as leaders we are faced with vulnerabilities every business day. A guide for CEO’s, CFO’s and CPO’s on integrating supply chain risk management into the corporate business planning process What’s in it for you? … 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 Capability in CSR: Risk Management

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Part 3 Risk Management Procurement Capability in CSR: Risk Management Procurement Capability in CSR Part 3: Risk Management – 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 2 we discussed a stakeholder approach to CSR. Here in Part 3 we discuss risk management. 1. … Read More

Global Sourcing Capability: Part 3 – Risk & Opportunities

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Global Sourcing Capabilities: Part 3 Global Sourcing Capabilities: Part 4 – In this four part series, we examine eight dimensional capabilities that will help you overcome the myths surrounding global sourcing. In today’s post, we will focus on the dimensions of risk and opportunity. In part 2 we reviewed CSR   The decision to pursue a global sourcing strategy will ultimately … Read More

A Foundation of Risk: Supply Managements Other Pillar for Success

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A Foundation of Risk: Supply Managements Other Pillar for Success A Foundation of Risk: Supply Managements Other Pillar for Success – The foundation for modern supply management strategy was built upon Peter Kraljic’s matrix, “portfolio analysis” model.   Kraljic’s matrix added ‘risk’ to the well used Pareto Model and provided the foundation on which many procurement board presentations, organisational designs … Read More

FSC Rules based risk management in the sourcing process:

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FSC Rules based risk management in the sourcing process: FSC Rules based risk management in the sourcing process: The drive to develop leaner supply chains and introduce global sourcing has resulted in extended, more complex and vulnerable supply chains. The same pressures have also seen an increasing trend for many companies to adopt single sourcing to maximize their pricing leverage. … Read More