Hiring the Right Talent Within a Start-Up Environment

Hiring the Right Talent Within a Start-Up Environment

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

Delivering Value Beyond Savings

Delivering Value Beyond Savings

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

Deconstructing Procurement

Deconstructing Procurement

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

Delivering a Successful Procurement Transformation

Delivering a Successful Procurement Transformation

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 and the Future of Procurement

Robotic Process Automation and the Future of Procurement

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

Reducing Risk in Executive Search

Reducing Risk in Executive Search

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

 

The Effects of Brexit on Procurement

The Effects of Brexit on Procurement

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

Innovation vs Cost Reduction

Innovation vs Cost Reduction

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

Back to Basics: Six Ways to Generate Cost Savings

Back to Basics: Six Ways to Generate Cost Savings

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

Which Reverse Auction Type Should You Be Using?

Which Reverse Auction Type Should You Be Using?

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

The Ever-Changing State of IT Procurement

The Ever-Changing State of IT Procurement

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

December Whisky Draw

December Whisky Draw

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

Marketing Procurement Demystified

Marketing Procurement Demystified

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

Can eSourcing Save Christmas?

Can eSourcing Save Christmas?

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 Ethical Supply Chain

The Ethical Supply Chain

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

Independent Consultancy: Going Solo

Independent Consultancy: Going Solo

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

New Partnerships with Pioneering Procurement Solutions

New Partnerships with Pioneering Procurement Solutions

Introducing our new partners: Market Dojo, Provalido and Pagero

Having recently repositioned ourselves within the procurement market, we're excited to be making waves in a sector that is currently crying out for changes to its recruitment process.

According to Iain Mckenna, Sourcing Solved CEO, "as procurement is rapidly becoming more global, the technologies provided by our partners will become essential in any organisation’s arsenal, to ensure the smooth running of their procurement operations... read more

October Whisky Draw

October Whisky Draw

Congratulations to James Palmer, our winner for this quarter.

Congratulations to James Palmer, who has won a bottle of Arran 14 Year Old Single Malt in our quarterly draw. James is a big whisky fan and has even reviewed the Arran, should you be thinking of trying it yourself... read more