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 moreRead 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 moreRead 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 moreRead 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 moreRead 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 moreRead 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 moreRead 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 moreRead More
Don't focus on cost - time is what matters when you're recruiting
I'm often surprised by how people perceive cost in the recruitment space – and how they'll rank it first in their decision making, even above other more important factors. Sure, we all like a bargain – but most of the time we know where to draw the line... read moreRead More