cheap viagra online3-soapbox-Amanda-Earnshaw-pic_8539_cropped_sma-150×150.jpg” alt=”Amanda Earnshaw” width=”100″ height=”100″ />Supply chain professionals often underestimate their worth to the business and their ability to compete with others outside purchasing.
This is no surprise as major preoccupations are lack of stakeholder engagement and budget influence. Add to that people’s tendency to ‘fall’ into procurement and it is no wonder we misjudge our unique skills offering. This is holding us back as a profession and in reaching for that top CEO position. (more…)
It has been argued that £37 billion could be saved from UK public expenditure through improved procurement. But we cannot rebalance the nation’s accounts merely by aggregating then salami-slicing chunks of expenditure, any more than we can remedy areas of neglect by casting money at them. Real progress comes from setting well-evaluated near and longer-term objectives, and managing their achievement. (more…)
Challenges in the global economy mean public and private sector organisations are putting a relentless focus on cost efficiencies. This has placed the procurement function in many businesses in the spotlight as a source of expertise to deliver cost savings. This has raised the profile of procurement professionals, but is this new status permanent or is it a flash in the pan? (more…)