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

11 ways to drive 20% more profit through procurement

Posted by Phil Denson

When I tell people that my passion is procurement, most people move on to ask the person next to me what they do for a living. A few others ask questions about the biggest tender I have ever dealt with, or how I feel about supermarkets bullying tactics with food growers and the like.

The uninitiated think that as procurement professionals we spend our time creating tender documents and beating up suppliers on price.

In fact, nothing could be further from the truth.

Our approach is VERY different.

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Topics: Case Studies, Innovation, Procurement Consultancy

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: Innovation, Procurement Consultancy, Disruptive Procurement

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: Innovation, Procurement Consultancy, 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