Monthly Archives: January 2013

Crowdsourcing in Purchasing – could it work for you?

According to Wikipedia, Crowdsourcing is ‘a process that involves outsourcing tasks to a distributed group of people. It is different to outsourcing since it is a task that is outsourced to an undefined public rather than a specific body’. All … Continue reading

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How well do you know your (supply) family?

Big brand names have been in the news this week when issues have arisen in their supply chains. Walmart has discovered an unauthorised supplier acting as a subcontractor in its supply chain, after a fire in a Bangladesh factory. Apple … Continue reading

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The effect of revolution

When we are successful in creating a new sourcing strategy, we will, almost by definition, bring about change in the company, and often dramatic change. We need to understand how people react to change so we can plan for their … Continue reading

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Who wants to be World Class?

There are purchasing organisations and there are purchasing organisations. Which are you, how do you find out and what do you do with the knowledge? There are a number of benchmark schemes for purchasing organisations in the world; some run … Continue reading

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New Year Revolution

New Year Revolution A whole new year and an opportunity to pull together some approaches which people should be using in 2013. Used together or individually, they will help you get more and better results in the next year. Tackle … Continue reading

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