Monthly Archives: February 2013

Returning to Investment

Within Purchasing, we set out with the intention of satisfying the business requirements of our organisation in the best way possible. However, there remains the possibility that the requirements are not well founded, or have a degree of unreality built … Continue reading

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Apps for Purchasing

   There’s a number of reviews around at present commenting on how the way in which the way people buy is changing: mobile devices continue to develop, with applications focussing on the necessary identity confirmation and payment mechanisms.   This … Continue reading

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In Sickness and in Health

It is rare for the control of supply chains to be in the spotlight of national news, so the recent and continuing excitement surrounding the introduction of unexpected products into the food supply chain has been interesting. National radio has … Continue reading

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Leaning out Procurement

We’ve worked with a concept called Lean Procurement for a few years, testing and building our own understanding of what that is. A few recent posts got me thinking about the definitions for lean procurement and what the implications of … Continue reading

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Curiosity killed the Category

One of our challenges in building a new sourcing strategy is to make sure we are not just repeating the same approaches that were used in the past. Of course, this can be extremely useful if there is still a … Continue reading

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