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From insights come answers.

A series of articles on increasing enterprise value
from the Insider Pro consultancy team.

How to run a first class procurement consultancy practice

Posted by Phil Denson

Most consulting firms work like this:

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Topics: Procurement People, Procurement Consultancy

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

Lowering costs and reducing fix times for field service companies

Posted by Phil Denson

Procurement can and should focus not only backwards into the supply chain, but forwards. Procurement should look at the needs of the customer and create supply solutions that meet their demands.

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Topics: Disruptive Procurement

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

Disruptive Procurement - the emperor's new clothes?

Posted by Phil Denson

When we talk about disruptive procurement and the 7 key ingredients, we get asked questions like:

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Topics: Disruptive Procurement

6 tests when choosing a Procurement Consultancy

Posted by Phil Denson

There are 8 best practices all procurement teams should adopt - we listed them in our recent blog (Best Practice Procurement).

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Topics: Procurement Consultancy

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