Brexit – A “big deal” not “no deal” for Procurement Leaders

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Procurement Brexit checklist A “no deal” Brexit is beginning to look increasingly likely with Mark Carney, Governor of the Bank of England recently quoted as saying the level of risk…

A lesson on accountable leadership from EasyJet’s CEO

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Transformation needs more visible leadership   There’s an old saying that Irish Catholics have more emotional baggage than a Ryanair flight to Kerry. That may have some truism, however, when…

Are you ready for an outsourced procurement solution?

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Take the test  Organisations are under constant pressure to cut costs, improve revenue, remove waste, standardise processes, implement best practices, adopt best in class tools and technologies… the list goes…

In praise of procurement outsourcing

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The benefits and the challenges With the collapse of Carillion and the recent profit warnings from Capita, it is no surprise that outsourcing as a business strategy to drive efficiencies…

6 Ways To Embed Great Procurement Into Your Company Culture

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Why is a strong procurement culture so rare? Just as every individual has a personality, every organisation has a culture. Cultures usually come from the top, starting with the ideals…

Training and development contracts – 3 factors to consider

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Training and development programmes can be sensitive and high-risk, so make sure you pay attention to the small print If you’ve been following our guide to procurement training, you’ll already…

Five key factors to help you source the right training suppliers

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The delivery of large-scale training programmes by external consultants can be expensive, how do you ensure you select the right external training partner? In our last procurement training blog, we began by focusing on managing the…

10 Steps to reducing your training budget

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Investing in good external training can have huge benefits for a business – yet  why is it not usually on the procurement professional’s agenda? Investing in good external training can…

The new IR35 tax legislation – what’s the story

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and what do you need to do If you work in the public sector, Thursday 6th April 2017 might be a very important date. The Chancellor of the Exchequer’s Autumn…

Trains, planes and automobiles…..

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Good old fashioned advice to reduce your travel costs. How much money is leaking out of your business thanks to unnecessary travel costs? Hundreds? Certainly. Thousands? Probably. Tens of thousands?…

4 ways to keep your supply chain flourishing

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In uncertain times If there’s one lesson procurement departments can learn from the epic mess that was 2016, it is surely this: nothing is certain. From the bombshell that was Brexit…

Why your supply chain is your biggest cyber security risk

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And how to fix it From Russia hacking Hillary Clinton’s emails to criminals stealing personal data from billions of Yahoo accounts, 2016 was the year when the issue of cyber…

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