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What does Social Value mean for the forward-thinking CPO?

Too often, executives have seen Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) as a passing fad, with Social Value having a slot on... 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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CPOs can get the top procurement technology but not make material gains

Embracing technology itself won’t make your function best in class, but your function won’t become best in class without embracing technology. When done well, it is a critical enabler of the above benefits, but when done badly, it can cause reputational damage to a function all too often under fire.

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Corporate Virtualization: A study of cost externalization and profitability

The nature of what a ‘company’ is has changed dramatically. 25 years ago what was a labor cost is now... View Article

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Modernized outsourcing for an FMCG multinational

Using insight and expertise to drive finance transformation Landscape This is a multinational FMCG organization, employing tens of thousands of... View Article

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Real transformation for a real estate corporation

Landscape As one of the world’s leading property services businesses, this organization has assets all over the globe and procurement... 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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Successful collaboration: An introductory guide. Supplier Collaboration Series – Part 2

In the first part of this paper we looked at Supplier Collaboration: what it is, why do it, and who... View Article

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It’s Do or Die Time – Supplier Collaboration Series Part 1

Over the last few years, I’ve been fortunate enough to have researched and delivered a number of presentations and workshops... 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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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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