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Perspectives Beyond Procurement - Mark Gallagher
July 21, 2021 at 11:46 AM
Today we a launch our new blog series Perspectives Beyond Procurement – insights and inspiration for ambitious procurement professionals. In the week of the British Grand Prix, we kick off with how the ESG agenda is driving major change in F1.
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Improving sustainable procurement
July 16, 2021 at 10:16 AM
During the months of May and June 2021, Procurious and Ivalua surveyed over 470 procurement and supply chain professionals in order to assess the maturity levels of sustainability across multiple supply chains, what impact organisations are driving, and how sustainability can be improved by procurement teams.
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Lawrence Dallaglio and Malcolm Harrison discuss tail spend management
July 9, 2021 at 11:30 AM
Described as the “untidy room in the house”, tail spend presents a huge opportunity for efficiencies and savings.  Maistro Director - Lawrence Dallaglio sat down with CIPS CEO, Malcolm Harrison, to discuss thoughts on what forward-thinking professionals can achieve by actively managing their low-value spend.
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The Maistro solution to managing tail spend
July 7, 2021 at 10:50 AM
Tail spend has a specific set of challenges, quite different to those faced with the management of strategic spend. We recently spoke with several procurment leaders about some of these challenges and how they might be addressed.
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Automation - the key to procurement agility
June 28, 2021 at 8:59 AM
To be competitive and efficient in today's market it goes without saying that adopting automation in some guise is almost now a prerequisite. 
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Zero-based budgeting - how procurement can play their part
June 18, 2021 at 10:27 AM
In recent times, aspects of zero-based budgeting have made an appearance in the spend planning practices of many companies, but this past year has made the case for adopting the concept much stronger.
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How procurement can help establish resilient supplier networks
June 11, 2021 at 11:11 AM
During the past year, the need for more resilient supplier networks has steadily risen to the top of every CPO's importance list.
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Supply chain leaders lack data and tech for cost-saving decisions
June 1, 2021 at 10:44 AM
In early 2021, IHS Markit conducted a survey with procurement professionals under the title 2021 Supply Chain Insights Global Survey , revealing that "supply chain professionals often lack the tools, data, and platforms needed to diversify their supply chains and optimise their processes."
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Procurement investment on the rise
May 21, 2021 at 8:00 AM
In April 2021, Forrester Consulting conducted a study commissioned by Ivalua with 454 finance, procurement, and supply chain professionals in which they revealed that 50% of organisations are planning to increase their investments in procurement, and 85% recognise that procurement plays a key role in revenue growth.
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