Thursday, 28 November 2013

Becoming a Successful CPO: A Three-Month Plan

Authored by Asif Khan

Whether you’re just beginning your career at the executive level or joining a new company, the first 90 days as a CPO are critical for establishing long- term success, and your work starts before the first day on the job.

Wednesday, 20 November 2013

You Get What You Pay For

Guest author – Guy Allen

How I hate that phrase. It’s just an excuse for the lazy to pay more for something than they really need to, or perhaps in private life, to justify buying the latest sparkly phone with all the bells and whistles on. 

I’d hope most of my industry colleagues wouldn't be seduced by such a statement. Prices are set by the rules of economics, with a little amendment for buyer/seller power, where either party may seek to bend those rules to their advantage for some short term gain.

Thursday, 14 November 2013

“s-Government” The new term in Dubai

Authored by Sara Omer 

Recently, the Government of Dubai, under the directions of its top leadership, initiated the concept of “Smart Governments” or “s-Governments”, the vision being to leap into the next realm of public sector automation and effectiveness.  In reality, Dubai’s government plus many others in the country and region have long been “e” Governments, whereby technology was adopted widely in the majority of aspects for public sector services, processes and transactions.

Tuesday, 12 November 2013

Wanted: Procurement Skills and Talent

Authored by Mickey North Rizza

Much has been written about the Supply Chain talent shortage, but not the various aspects of Supply Chain like procurement, sourcing and supplier relationship management. As these areas continue to evolve to more “value contribution” organizations, so too must the people skills evolve. Below are some thoughts on the skills required to move the Procurement organization to a valued business.

Thursday, 7 November 2013

To Centralize or Decentralize? (Part 4)

Authored by Paras Sood

To round off this week's short series of posts on whether to centralize or decentralize your procurement function, let's wrap up by looking at the longer term activities involved in this process:

 

Monday, 4 November 2013

To Centralize or Decentralize? (Part 3)

Authored by Paras Sood

Having discussed the short-term activities for an organization to consider when organising their procurement operations, let's now take a look at the medium-term activities:

Wave 2 – Medium-term Activities: