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Why procurement should be involved in business innovation

Posted by Jeremy Bowley

Procurement consultants aren't usually challenged with driving business innovation.

More likely, they are charged with reducing the bottom line financial figures.

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Topics: Disruptive Procurement, Procurement Consultancy, Innovation

Webinar Synopsis - the 7 key ingredients of disruptive procurement

Posted by Jeremy Bowley

Procurement has traditionally been seen as a back office department. But there is an increasing desire for procurement professionals to make a big impact within a business.

While in-roads have been made, there is still a lot of work to do to make procurement a driver of strategic change.

In this webinar it was discussed how 'Disruptive Procurement' can be used by procurement professionals to deliver that change.

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Topics: Disruptive Procurement, Best Practice

How disruptive procurement can grow retail sales

Posted by Jeremy Bowley

We worked with a retailer who was struggling to enter new markets and deliver sales growth to meet their targets.

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Topics: Disruptive Procurement, Case Studies

Procurement consultancy - how to model total cost of ownership

Posted by Jeremy Bowley

Procurement has, for a long time, acknowledged the need to look at reducing the total cost of ownership. We found this reference from 1995, but I am sure this is a topic that has been raging for decades.

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Topics: Best Practice, Procurement Consultancy

Top 7 Procurement Predictions for 2018 

Posted by Jeremy Bowley

As we enter a new year, its a great time to reflect on past progress and try to predict what the future might hold.

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Topics: Disruptive Procurement, Procurement Consultancy, Innovation

Disruptive procurement - accelerating speed to market

Posted by Jeremy Bowley

As we talk to businesses across many industries, more and more we see a desire to speed up the time to market. Be that a new product introduction, or an expansion of existing product into new markets, time is of the essence.

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Topics: Disruptive Procurement

How to have a rockstar career in procurement consultancy

Posted by Jeremy Bowley

Consulting careers in procurement offer some of the most interesting and well remunerated roles in the procurement world.  But what does it take to become a "Rockstar Procurement Consultant"?

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Topics: Disruptive Procurement, Procurement Consultancy

Disruptive Procurement Webinar

Posted by Jeremy Bowley

We shared some of our secrets of Disruptive Procurement at our recent webinar.  If you missed it, here's you opportunity to catch up....

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Topics: Disruptive Procurement

Supply chain innovation or innovation in the supply chain - which one impacts business growth?

Posted by Jeremy Bowley

A lot has been written about how the Internet of Things (IOT) and other innovations will impact supply chains. In recent times we've seen some significant supply chain innovations that help reduce cost, increase velocity and generally smooth logistical aspects of the supply chain.

But what about innovation in the supply chain?  Harnessing innovation in the supply chain can lead to all kinds of possibilities from highly competitive new product offerings through to business growth.

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Topics: Disruptive Procurement, Innovation

Buying work uniforms - a 4 step disruptive procurement approach that works

Posted by Jeremy Bowley

Work uniforms by their very nature are not redesigned very often. The upfront costs mean that uniform designs remain in place for considerable time, and whilst procurement teams can look at alternative sources, there is often little room for any creative adjustments.

Often, the only choice a buyer feels they have is to look for alternative sources of the same thing and manage to squeeze some cost reduction.  But there are better ways.....

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Topics: Disruptive Procurement