Monday, 16 February 2015

Real World Sourcing Series - Owning the Space & Risk Management in the Supply Chain

We recently held the first set of briefings in the 2015 Real World Sourcing series and what a start to the series it was! We kicked things off in Dubai at The Westin Mina Seyahi with a briefing on 'Owning the Space' where industry expert Guy Allen discussed the importance of managing Stakeholders, identifying the Stakeholders are, the importance of not selling Procurement, power and influence and what happens when the sponsors leave.

Thursday, 12 February 2015

2015 is Easier to Navigate with Gartner

Authored by Mickey North Rizza 

As a 2015 present to businesses globally, Gartner has published their 2015 Magic Quadrant for Strategic Sourcing Application Suites. The ‘MQ’ as it is affectionately known, is perfectly timed for executives to find, short list, evaluate and select their Strategic Sourcing Application Suite Technology Provider in early 2015.

In my previous role as Supply Chain Research Director with Gartner, I came to appreciate the time, dedication and sheer hard work that goes into producing the MQ. Months of in-depth vendor interviews and product reviews coupled with endless customer references go into presenting an accurate map of industry leading vendors at that point in time.