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Only 4% of supply chains are ‘future-ready’ when it comes to technology, talent and processes
October 15, 2021 at 3:21 PM
A recent report conducted by Accenture among supply chain leaders revealed that when it comes to being advanced in terms of technology, talent and processes, only 4% of organisations meet this level – and only 34% are expected to reach the future-ready status by the end of 2023.
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Blockchain: A way to drive better visibility in the supply chain?
October 5, 2021 at 10:37 AM
Emerging technologies consistently present new opportunities for Procurement to adapt for their own working practices – especially when it comes to helping improve processes, increase traceability, reduce costs and automate laborious activities. 
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Perspectives Beyond Procurement - Major Chris Hunter
September 24, 2021 at 4:03 PM
To become an expert at bomb disposal you need to understand the bomb maker’s mind.   So says Major Chris Hunter who encountered some of the most challenging life and death situations, during tours of Iraq and Iran.
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Perspectives Beyond Procurement - Lucy Harding
September 1, 2021 at 11:52 AM
In this episode - procurement recruitment specialist Lucy Harding knows exactly what she is looking for to recruit top talent.  She believes the pandemic has shone a light on the vital role of the procurement community at the highest levels of strategic decision-making.  
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91% of procurement professionals prefer e-procurement over traditional methods
August 6, 2021 at 3:15 PM
A recent survey conducted by Amazon Business with 250 B2B buyers and procurement professionals found that 91% (nine in 10) prefer e-procurement over traditional purchasing.
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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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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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