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A series of articles on the world of procurement from the Insider Procurement consultancy team.

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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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

Jeremy Bowley talking about Disruptive Procurement on Voice America

Posted by Phil Denson

Chris Cooper co-author of ‘The Power to Get Things Done (Whether You Feel Like It Or Not)’ interviewed Jeremy Bowley of procurement consultancy firm, Insider Procurement, about disruptive procurement live on Voice America. 

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Topics: Disruptive Procurement

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

Property directors - 5 ways to reduce costs

Posted by Jeremy Bowley

Property directors, estate directors, head of acquisitions, facilities director….whatever your title and whatever your industry, reducing total cost of ownership (TCO) and mitigating risk are two of the major aspects of your responsibility.

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Topics: Disruptive Procurement, Property Management, Facilities Management

4 Types of Corporate Shrinkflation: Disruptive procurement is the solution!

Posted by Jeremy Bowley

If you think that your chocolate bar is smaller than when you were a kid then you are probably right. In November 2016, Mondelez the makers of Toblerone increased the spacing between the famous triangular chunks in order to reduce the weight by 10%, and at the same time Mars made a whopping 15% reduction in Maltesers. That’s considerably fewer round balls of chocolatey joy in each pack!

Then, in September 2017, there was a twitter storm when McVities reduced the size of packs of Jaffa Cakes from 12 to 10.

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Topics: Disruptive Procurement

Top 5 considerations when hiring your next Procurement Consultant

Posted by Jeremy Bowley

Everyone knows that for a business or function to be successful they need to hire great people. Unfortunately, the vast majority of managers and executives will also know the pain and angst created from a bad hire. From having someone in the business who didn’t fit the culture, couldn’t deliver and/or negatively impacted on those around them.

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Topics: Disruptive Procurement, Procurement People