This year saw some fantastic speakers discussing transformation, with subjects ranging from Strategic Purchase Transformation, through to the Future of the CPO.... read more
As digital technology continues to influence procurement, how can business leaders use this to free up resources and drive innovation?
Marcell Vollmer, Chief Digital Offer at SAP, shares his insights on the current opportunities digital transformation can offer, and his vision for the future of procurement... read more
Hiring the right talent for your organisation can be a challenge for even the most mature companies; how can you succeed when still in the start-up phase?
Frank Bunte, Head of Europe at Nauto, explains how start-ups can successfully identify and hire the best talent, even with limited resources... read more
How can CPOs overcome the challenges of delivering value beyond savings?
Palambrige co-founder Philip Ideson discusses not only how to face current challenges, but also how to safeguard against future risks... read more
As visibility horizons shorten, industry boundaries blur, and technology continues to dictate the future, how can procurement evolve to meet changing demands?
We speak to Kelly Barner about the challenge, and necessity, of deconstructing procurement as we know it... read more
When building a procurement function from scratch, balancing the needs of the organisation and the stakeholders can be challenging.
We spoke to Klaids Lafon de Ribeyrolles, Director of EU Ops Procurement at Amazon, about his experience in engaging technology, stakeholders and talent to build a successful procurement function... read more
Robotic Process Automation is fast becoming an accessible, affordable choice for many organisations.
But how can it support procurement, and where is it headed? Steps 4 Consulting founder Richard Bell explains the process and potential of RPA... read more
How to find and keep the best consulting professionals in your procurement space.
Former Managing Director at Xoomworks and Consulting Director at SAIC, Nic Hutchins explains how to not only hire, but retain, the right consulting talent for your procurement practice... read more
Market Dojo's inaugural eSourcing event was a huge success, welcoming speakers from G4S, Specsavers, MoD and more to share industry insights... read more
We sat down with Tim Noble, Head of Procurement at Transpennine Express, and Sourcing Solved MD Iain McKenna, to discuss the challenges of executive search in procurement, and what value means to them... read more
Tomorrow Theresa May will trigger Article 50 and start the process of Britain leaving the European Union.
Procurement specialist Angus Craig discusses the questions being asked by procurement professionals around Brexit, and the factors that will influence the answers... read more
As the debate around innovation vs cost reduction continues, we caught up with Ed Fuchs, who has been in the procurement space for over 25 years.
Procurement people are often accused by other functions of being focused purely on cost. Do procurement people know how to innovate and can it be trained?... read more
Procurement Consultant Brian Goodall explains how you can generate cost savings, even with limited resources
Procurement Managers must juggle a number of priorities and responsibilities, including creating and delivering cost savings, managing strategic supplier relationships, reducing supply-side risk, sourcing products and services, and managing key stakeholders... read more
Reverse auctions are becoming a popular way for procurement professionals to save time and money, but it’s not always clear which auction type is right for you.
Market Dojo, the pioneering SaaS company offering on-demand sourcing software, explains the differences. Although there are a number of different formats to choose from, each with different strengths and weaknesses, here are the three most popular auction types... read more
With over 25 years’ experience in IT procurement, Brian Goodall has supported many organisations in their sourcing, including Dell, IBM, BT, Xerox and Lloyds Bank.
Having long been a key voice in the procurement community, we asked Brian to share his insights and predictions for the future of IT procurement... read more
Congratulations to Euan Granger and Kevin Gillett, our winners this quarter
Because it's Christmas, we decided to push the boat out and have two prizes in our quarterly draw. Congratulations to Euan Granger who has won a limited edition Glenburgie 18 year old, and Kevin Gillett who has won a bottle of Stirling Gin... read more
For many of our clients, marketing procurement is seen as one of the most challenging categories in the procurement industry.
To shed light on the true value of marketing procurement and future developments in this sphere, Sourcing Solved’s Managing Director Iain McKenna spoke to Annie Spilsbury, founder of The Marketing Procurement Company... read more
Christmas can be stressful at the best of times
This year has been somewhat worse than others for Santa Claus, who has been experiencing extreme supply chain issues. With the elf strike continuing into December and an increase in children being nice, Santa has found himself with a supply chain that cannot fulfil the Christmas demands... read more
The growing importance of ethical solutions and a transparent supply chain.
With over 30 years’ experience in the procurement market, David Capperauld co-founded SP Sourcing nine years ago. SP Sourcing’s aim is to help companies improve the performance, efficiency and sustainability of their supply chain, without compromising on their ethical responsibility.
We caught up with David to discuss the growing importance of ethical solutions and a transparent supply chain... read more
Making the move into independent management consultancy.
After years of working for someone else, Jon Howell made the decision to go it alone as an independent management consultant in procurement and supply chain. Here he describes his experience.
Bold moves often bring the greatest rewards, and it doesn’t get much bolder than making the choice to go out on your own.
Even the most confident decision-maker can feel a twinge of self-doubt before making that leap into the unknown... read more