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Procurement Leaders™ is a global membership network providing procurement intelligence, peer to peer networking and professional development.
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The rise of the digital CPO - Real-time information offers CPOs a number of tools that will help procurement functions meet the many challenges of the digital age The rise of real-time information is transforming CPOs’ jobs into roles in which the application of technology is the foundation of success. I find myself constantly shifting between mobile, laptop and screens in our Flex Pulse Center to see information, translate that into meaningful data and then assess it in terms of financial ...

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Turning The After-Sales Supply Chain Green - As Samsung faces questiones over the disposal of its four million recalled smartphones, procurement is reminded that its eco-responsibility doesn’t end at the customers door Samsung’s recent recall is causing the company all manner of trouble. From lost revenue to compensation payments to the damage to the brand, it is costing it dear. But Samsung isn’t the only one to suffer as a consequence of recalls, Mother Nature does too.  In a recall situa...

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Ten Essential Loss Control Tips - Many of us are looking for the best way to improve safety in the workplace. To that end, we take certain measures to mitigate risk and control loss. Yet, we often wonder, “Are we taking the right measures?” and “Is it working?”

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Where will procurement be in 2017? - A lot has changed over the years for procurement, but as a new year approaches there will be much more change in store The function has changed a lot over the past few decades. This has been evident in the ten years we have been producing this magazine, both in its early days as European Leaders in Procurement and today as Procurement Leaders. Procurement chiefs have long sought to move out of the shadows of the back-office, to stop being known for buyin...

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The Continued Evolution of Procurement - Although the function has yet to reach its destination, John Paterson, chairman of Procurement Leaders Advisory Board, reflects on its journey to this point  My first experience of procurement goes back more than 40 years. It was a time when sources of supply were determined by development engineers and “functional experts”. Procurement ensured that the hand-written (in triplicate) PO was mailed to the supplier and they were paid at a later date. Lit...

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Guide To: Purchase-to-pay - Improve spend visibility, compliance and reduce maverick spend with Procurement Leaders’ guide to the P2P process.

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Success Of Transformation Rests On Relevance - Procurement Leaders invites Hannu Kilpeläinen, product marketing manager at Basware, to talk about the importance of relevance to any transformation effort.  Procurement Leaders invites Hannu Kilpeläinen, product marketing manager at Basware, to talk about the importance of relevance to any transformation effort.  If you want people across your organisation to follow new processes you have to take into consideration their needs. Regardless of w...

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Implications Of Brexit: Late Payments - The number of outstanding invoices has been growing since January. It’s time for procurement to think again about delaying supplier payments  Some four months have passed following the UK’s decision to leave the European Union and since the result was announced something of a phoney war has been going on. There has been little in the way of tangible consequences, aside from the slump in the pound, which resulted in a very public quarrel between Unilev...

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Guide To: Tail spend management - How to detect and categorise the suppliers driving tail spend, with complementary strategic sourcing actions to manage such costs.

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Time For Procurement To Shout About Its Achievements - The function has never been very good at shouting about its achievements. Time for that to change.  Procurement has never been very good at shouting about its achievements. It doesn’t matter if they have saved millions of dollars or secured a ground-breaking innovation, they just never seem to make the same noise as other functions do. The function has got quite far by not making much noise. In many businesses it has gone from a back-of...
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