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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Where does the ownership of tail spend sit?
May 14, 2021 at 2:14 PM
Most procurement professionals are aware that tail spend has the potential to hold a lot of hidden value but until it can be managed effectively, extracting that value is difficult. What may also hamper the task of bringing maverick spend to heal, is a failure to understand where the responsibility to do so lies.
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When tail spend planning pays off
April 9, 2021 at 10:00 AM
As we’ve shown through this blog series, getting the process right is key to unlocking the enormous potential of unmanaged spend.
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Contract management importance
Contract management: Why post-award is as important as pre-award
March 26, 2021 at 9:33 AM
Once a complex contract is signed there can sometimes be a natural sigh of relief. But it is important to keep in mind that the process shouldnt come to an end quite yet. Contract management is the single most impactful thing you can do to ensure cost-savings continue to be made in the tail.
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Procurement planning: how 2020 can help optimise 2021
Procurement planning: how 2020 can help optimise 2021
January 8, 2021 at 4:14 PM
As we move forward into a new year - from one you may be keen to leave behind - it’s always worth stopping a moment to look back. Take stock. Reflect. As you think about your procurement planning for the year ahead, we outlined some resources to help you on your journey.
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Why procurement transformation is a C-suite issue
December 18, 2020 at 3:02 PM
The world of digital procurement is a fast-moving and evolving landscape. The opportunities now available to improve the way your organisation purchases goods and services have never been so good, with multiple sourcing and payment solutions on the market. But is your C-suite on board with the desire to change?
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