Strategy

Get “360” Feedback from Key Suppliers, Partners and Customers to Up-Level and De-Risk Your Relationships

Posted: 04/30/2019 - 00:45

As a business leader you get 360s, so why doesn’t the business you lead?

Individually, you benefit from 360s exposing blind spots and unintended consequences of your “default” way-of-being. Your company has blind spots and default ways-of-being, too…and they undermine the success of critical relationships with outsourcing providers, product and channel partners, and anchor customers – the vital “360” space around your company. 

Women in Global Sourcing: Clare Horn

Posted: 03/29/2019 - 06:28
Tell us about your career path. How did you get into this field? Was it purposeful or by accident? 
 
I have been part of the Virtual Operations team as Process Excellence Lead since 2016, prior to which my career had followed an admittedly unusual path from its beginnings in applied physics, via operational excellence consulting.    
 

Seeing the Light: Why More CFOs are Using Procurement as a Tool for Business Growth

Posted: 02/25/2019 - 02:42
A growing number of CFOs across Europe are now looking to their procurement teams to support their companies’ business growth strategies. Procurement is not just simply a back-office function, but a proactive business tool, able to deliver short-term gains and also help a business work towards long-term objectives.  
 

Benchmarking: Procurement’s Next Big Competitive Advantage

Posted: 12/20/2018 - 03:45
The procurement industry is at a crossroads. Procurement executives are tasked with delivering value that impacts the bottom line, but demonstrating that value to stakeholders, finance and other departments is easier said than done. Almost every CPO strives to lead a best-in-class function, but how do we know what best-in-class actually looks like? 
 

How to Keep Bad Weather from Killing Your Logistics

Posted: 12/11/2018 - 04:15
Supply lines never look as vulnerable as they do when inclement weather strikes. At best, trucks face major delays as accidents and poor conditions make roads treacherous and, at worst, they suffer accidents of their own. Routinely, air carriers remain grounded while affected areas hunker down and airports close. Don’t think you’re safe even if you fall outside a storm’s high-impact area.

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