Author Archives for Guy Strafford

The path of a future CPO

Consider the following: The Future CPO will have performed a stint outside of Procurement before becoming CPO.  Digital is creating... View Article

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Future CPOs and a ‘pinball career’: lessons from headhunters

We are going to share what the smartest procurement and supply chain headhunters think about the Future CPO and discuss... View Article

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CEO’s – Waste is found where you don’t look but do spend the most money: Suppliers

Research on how CEOs spend their time is bound to be interesting. At the weekend I was looking back over... View Article

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Finance and Procurement – they worry about the same things

After chairing the 2019 World Finance Forum of 250 CFOs, I was left seeing many parallels between the journeys and... View Article

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The state of finance – grappling with big changes and basics at the same time

Last Thursday, I chaired a conference of 250 of the UK’s leading CFOs for the World Finance Forum 2019. While... View Article

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Future economics: Get recession ready

Recession is always around the corner – but is that corner edging closer? Here, Guy Strafford, Proxima’s executive vice-president of... View Article

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Why agility starts with procurement

Procurement can play a key role in ensuring your organisation is as agile as possible The word on everyone’s lips... View Article

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The New CFO: Ensuring maximum impact out of the gate

You’ve made it to CFO and you’ve added procurement to your responsibilities. You want a refresh; here are the six... View Article

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From pyramid to cake to kite

Embracing digital To all those anxious to go digital, to adopt the latest AI, to automate, to find the edgiest... View Article

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After Brexit

Where do we go from here? Who wants to do business with the UK? Any takers? When we started out... View Article

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We know what is going to happen post Brexit

Got your attention? Hoping that someone was going to provide the answer amidst the welter of forecasts? Well, the lesson... View Article

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What do Procurement, the EU Referendum and the US Presidential elections have in common?

The answer, we believe, is a targeted narrative. It’s hard to argue that we are not living in some uncertain... View Article

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