Procurement tech to help weather the storm

Global supply chains, just-in-time policies and the continual juggling act required to cut costs while maintaining quality: the life of the procurement professional was never straightforward. But it’s hard to imagine a bigger shock to the system than a global lockdown. Thankfully, technology can mitigate the negative impact of this crisis, and the next…

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Gravitas – the link between merit and success

Knowledge, experience, and results are all good and necessary – but not enough. In today’s business world, leaders need gravitas to be successful. Having gravitas is having “weight” as a speaker, both literally and in the words that you say. But how do you find that sort of gravitas for yourself? Here are some clues.

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Reshaping and Empowering the Procurement Role

A host of factors, from digitalisation to globalisation, have underscored the importance of the role of the procurement function. But damage wrought by COVID-19 serves as perhaps the most compelling evidence yet that CPOs must have a secure seat in the boardroom and unmitigated authority.

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The Future of the Supply Chain

Today’s globalized supply chain network has been optimized to identify minimum lead times at the lowest possible price. We want electronics made in China, so we can buy them cheap. However, rapid political developments, a shift towards consumers buying niche products and, now, global pandemics have revealed the weakness that lies at the heart of this model of manufacturing.

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Positive Jobs Report Shows Upturn in Employment

“As a specialist in the sourcing of talent in procurement & supply chain, we see that companies are now having to react to major disruptions in supply chains that are occurring around the globe and this will require them to have the right leaders in place,” said Jennifer Borrer, founder and managing partner of Borrer Executive Search

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