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Should the Lawsuit Against Skittles Candy Be a Procurement Concern?

July 19, 2022


Should a company's brand image and value be a concern of procurement?

“Doors you couldn’t touch, switches that melted and wheels that turned square” – Why do PPPs usually fail?

July 9, 2022


This post, which garnered almost 93,000 views, stimulated one of the more interesting and energetic dialogues with which I have been involved since joining LinkedIn in 2007.

Diversity For The Sake Of Diversity Doesn’t Work

July 8, 2022


Why can't a Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Hiring Practice be both the right thing to do, and the smart thing to do?

Burning The Evidence: A Public Sector Procurement Exposé by Colin Cram

July 7, 2022


The UK government wasted three-quarters of the £12 billion (US$15) it spent on purchasing PPE in the first year of the COVID pandemic, according to the influential UK Parliament's "Public Accounts Committee. Here is the story from someone in the know.

The Unofficial History of Spreadsheets in Procurement: Are Reports of Their Demise Greatly Exaggerated?

June 24, 2022


Is this the year we relegate the columns and rows to footnote status and finally (and fully) embrace digital technology?

Are budgets really the “top barrier” to digital transformation . . . really?

June 23, 2022


Why is budget the top barrier to procurement's digital transformation?

Orchestrating procurement technology has been a long time coming – is it finally a reality?

June 21, 2022


How do you make disparate procurement technology systems work together effectively?

Finally, An Answer To Why Procurement Professionals Still Use Spreadsheets

June 14, 2022


Why does 1979 continue to be an important year for procurement?

Isn’t It Time We Diched Procurement ‘Savings’ As A Meaningful Measure Of Performance? (Guest Post)

June 13, 2022


Is it time to change the way we measure procurement success?

Why is the question regarding the difference between procurement versus purchasing still a thing?

June 13, 2022


Is it time that we stopped asking ourselves "what's the difference between procurement and purchasing?"