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February 2017

Achieving Strategic Procurement Alignment With The Board

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Is your procurement organisation strategically aligned with your board’s goals? Can you make it happen?

In this forthcoming Real World Procurement Series webinar (1 March, 2017), Craig Lardner FCIPS will explain how you can achieve strategic alignment for procurement with the board. And in just 3 pages.

With a procurement career spanning 35 years, roles including Head […]

December 2016

17 Planets of Value | Extended Q&A

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In our recent webinar Planets of Value: Procurement Creates New Wealth for Organisations, Craig Lardner FCIPS provided a review of 17 Planets of Value. Several questions were asked during the Q&A session, but we ran out of time to answer a number of additional good questions. We’d like to thank Craig Lardner FCIPS for taking the time to respond […]

November 2016

17 Planets of Value

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Our forthcoming Live webinar from Craig Lardner FCIPS will round out our series for 2016 in the APAC and MENA regions.

Based on years of procurement experience, Craig will provide a review of 17 planets of value in this webinar, Planets of Value: Creating New Wealth for Organisations.

His review of the 17 planets of value will have […]

August 2016

“Explain procurement to me and convince me how much it matters…”

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Procurement organisations need a solid reputation to prosper. A reputation for managing costs, managing risks, and managing governance because issues are exposed and exploited faster today than ever before, thanks to advanced communication and social media.

But, as you know, that’s not all procurement organisations do and doesn’t cover the range of real business benefits they can deliver. […]

July 2016

How To Reflect On Your Procurement Journey … And Plan Its Future

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Procurement professionals are instrumental in solving increasingly significant challenges, locally and globally. In our recent Real World Procurement Series Webinar titled From Graduate to CPO: Leadership Career Building in Procurement, Craig Lardner FCIPS outlined his journey from graduate to CPO. With 20 years as a CPO and spend responsibility of $5,000 per minute, non-stop, for 20 years, he provided […]

June 2016

Procurement Professionals: Agents of Change

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Procurement professionals are instrumental in helping to solve increasingly significant challenges, locally and globally. The critical importance they play in the evolution and sustainability of organisations is recognised in the recently published Procurement Salary Guide and Insights 2016.

Agents of Change

Based on the Hays Salary Survey, including responses from 4,000 procurement professionals, this guide provides a […]

April 2016

The Modern Procurement Universe: Some Unanswered Questions

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During the Q&A session at the end of our recent Real World Procurement Series webinar, ‘The Universe of Modern Procurement’, the audience asked some great questions. The session was led by Craig Lardner FCIPS, former CPO and 2014 President of CIPS.

His presentation took us through the 50 elements of the Modern Procurement Universe, a best practice […]

March 2016

Is Your Procurement Career at a Tipping Point?

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The procurement profession has moved on in recent years. A key finding of the recent Deloitte Global CPO Survey 2016, is the continued issue around “securing, retaining and training the right talent pool, where 62% of CPOs don’t believe their teams have the skills to deliver the function’s strategy.” That could be you they’re referring […]