Blog

From insights come answers.

A series of articles from the Insider Pro consultancy team.

Real examples that show how we orchestrate supply chains and operations to remove constraints to growth, eliminate risks and improve profitability.

Reconstructing the future

Posted by Jeremy Bowley

Many, many articles have been published in past weeks, all attempting to assess the current crisis and foresee future impact. 

From politicians, economists, supply chain experts, Big 4 consultants and Futurists like Gerd Leonhard (very interesting), it is easy to feel overwhelmed and confused. 

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Topics: Disruptive Procurement, Procurement Consultancy, Innovation, Supply Chain Management

COVID 19 spirit of resourcefulness

Posted by Jeremy Bowley

In these days of isolation and social distancing, we all need some positive thoughts and actions.  In a series of blogs over the next few weeks Insider Pro will suggest ideas for new ways of working and planning for the future. 

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Topics: Innovation

11 ways to drive 20 percent more profit through procurement

Posted by Darin Crosby

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: Procurement Consultancy, Innovation, Case Studies

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

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

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