Everyone talks about the importance of relationships to the point that most just respond with an agreeable nod and little else. In a recent poll (see below), the majority of procurement professionals reported that they do not consider relationship management to be a critical part of their overall responsibilities. But why?
Talk to almost any procurement professional about the importance of our function and you are likely to hear the same thing. We know we do a great job but feel that no one else recognizes our contributions.
As everyone around the globe sits in their homes in isolation, the COVID-19 pandemic is bringing procurement and supply chain management out front and center, shining a spotlight on these leaders and teams like never before.
Sarah Barnes-Humphrey | Procurement Foundry It doesn’t take much to remind us how small the world is. Within a matter of hours, you can travel from one side of the earth to the other. Distance is no longer the barrier it once was. We can think of global supply chains in much the same context. […]
Sarah Barnes-Humphrey for Procurement Foundry Just when we have finally mastered the end-to-end visibility and collaborative capabilities necessary to maximize the performance of a linear supply chain, the rules seem to be changing. Those who have been in our profession for some time will readily understand the long and winding road we have taken to […]
by Iain Campbell-McKenna Richard Holmes, a Senior SAP Ariba Consultant who works as an advisor for Sourcing Solved, and I recently had a chance to share a coffee and to reminisce about our years of experience in the procurement world. Specifically, how during our time working together, we provided Ariba advisory services, including supplying consultants […]
Mike Cadieux When it comes to the digital transformation of your supply chain, is your head in the cloud(s)? It is virtually impossible to read an article, attend a webinar, or for that matter, talk about supply chain today without the discussion turning to digital transformation and cloud computing. Some pundits are now even talking […]
By guest Jon Hansen When you hear the words “something fishy is going on here,” the implication is clear: someone is doing something shady and usually dishonest. Sadly, and when it comes to the seafood supply chain, the term is more literal than it is figurative. According to a March 2019 National Geographic article, mislabelling […]