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Procurement in M&A fails to deliver – What can we learn?

Following any merger or acquisition, one of the key objectives is leveraging synergies from scale to deliver bottom line savings,... View Article

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Using different thinking to deliver transformational value

Whether we are at the end of austerity or not, public sector spending has challenges ahead. Brexit’s on the horizon,... 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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Financial Services – Wrong Place, Right Time…

Financial Services is a broad and varied industry, often shrouded in technical terminology and enough complex data to give a... View Article

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The State of Procurement

Reality Checks for the UK Last month I did the unthinkable. I went to a procurement conference where nobody mentioned... View Article

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Agile Procurement – what does it mean?

Long live agility. Savings are dead. Bold? Perhaps, but it conveys a simple message; Procurement’s purpose is changing in light... View Article

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The Kite-Shaped Function

Networked Procurement functions will be Kite shaped. We can predict that now…because all the service functions will be. What do... View Article

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Procurement will be Networked

We can predict that now How do we know? Procurement is a service function; it advises others how to spend... 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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When the CFO comes calling…

If you’re in procurement, the chances are good that you’ve had the experience of doing a great job and making... View Article

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Preparing for Brexit

What you can do to get smart and get ahead Déjà vu? Here’s some advice on how to prepare from... View Article

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