Monday, 28 April 2014

Risk Management in the Supply Chain: Part 1 - People

Authored by Paras Sood

After attending the latest Real World Sourcing Series event on Risk Management in the Supply Chain, where Guy Allen gave a comprehensive overview of the pertinent issues in supply chain risk and how they could be managed within an organization... I wondered how this affects us all in our day-to-day lives as procurement and supply management professionals, especially in terms of the people involved, the processes followed under the emerging governance of technology.

Wednesday, 23 April 2014

The Journey towards Excellence Starts with CHANGE

Authored by Mickey North Rizza

The journey towards excellence is fraught with many challenges: organizational structure, technology, business process, talent, performance, etc. Challenges are the norm on a journey, as is change. However, change is the most ignored requirement for the journey. Changing the way you think, the way you view challenges and embracing the flip side of change opportunity – is what makes the journey more enjoyable. Staying focused on the successes along the way, the great outcomes that are just over the horizon vs. the struggle and grind of the daily issues focuses a team on winning, rather than just getting by. Attitude is everything, as Jeff Keller noted in his book of the same name. Changing your attitude – the way you think and look at the world – can bring greater returns to you and your business.

Thursday, 17 April 2014

What Does Procurement Maturity Do For Your Business?

Authored by Mickey North Rizza

Procurement maturity. Yes, at some businesses this is an oxymoron, but at most, when the Procurement Organization has become more mature, so does the value contribution and increased financial performance. The chart below is based on a client’s path to excellence and the value contribution attributed to achieving higher levels of performance when focused on improving twelve critical components of success. 

Monday, 14 April 2014

Russian Sanctions - Part 2

Authored by Richard Hogg

Following on from part 1, we continue to look at the theme of sanctions...

Sunday, 13 April 2014

News Bulletin - Abdul Aziz Mujeb Nominated for CIPS Middle East Award

The CIPS Middle East Awards are fast approaching and we are pleased to announce the nomination of one of our rising stars Abdul Aziz Mujeb for the CIPS Middle East Young Procurement and Supply Chain Management Professional of the Year award.

Monday, 7 April 2014

POP QUIZ! How Much do you know About the History of Procurement?

Authored by Sarah Clarke

On Thursday we published the Tejari take on 'A Brief History of Procurement' and as promised, we're publishing Monday's pop quiz on the very subject!  It's 7 questions, none too challenging, (it's only meant as a little piece of fun to brighten up a Monday afternoon) see how you get on...

Thursday, 3 April 2014

A Brief Wander Through the History of Procurement

Authored by Sarah Clarke

This week we've been thinking about the history of procurement and some of the defining moments that made our industry into what it is today. We've come up with this timeline. We've even prepped a little quiz to test your procurement smarts, which we'll be publishing next week. Sign up here and we'll let you know when the quiz goes live.

In the meantime, here's our top seven defining moments. Which ones do you think we've missed?