Speaking at the CIPS Conference 2011, Ellis Watson, managing director of newspapers at publisher DC Thomson, said: “When you have good procurement it’s one of the most liberating tools in an organisation’s armoury. I know the difference you make is enormous.” (more…)
The Efficiency and Reform Group ERG has been given a welcome hug by the Committee of Public Accounts (PAC) in its latest report on the body’s progress, published today.
Not bad at all is the verdict on its ability to deliver savings across central government. The PAC said the ERG could do a bit more about clarifying its responsibilities and those of other government departments, but on the whole, a good job has been done so far. (more…)
Here is SM’s round-up of the day’s action, and if you would like to relive the whole day in full, you can view a replay of the live blog, by clicking here.
David Noble likened the procurement profession to a solid Premier League football team, but one that currently lacks the top stars. He said now is the time for purchasing to develop young people so they can be the superstars of tomorrow. (more…)
As we found with many of this year’s CIPS/Supply Management award winners, building relationships with your internal stakeholders is key to extending procurement’s influence.
But building up your networks should not only be an activity you do within your own organisation. Networking can help you exchange ideas, share problems to discover solutions, find a new job or recruit talent. (more…)
Days like this that are away from the usual routine may seem a luxury, but they’re essential to progressing professional development. They are a chance to step back from day-to-day work and do what we here at Supply Management get to do every day – find out what’s going on in the wider profession. (more…)