Supplier Management and What Is It?

Supplier Management and what it means? | Procurement Development Network

I have seen many people talk about this subject over the last few years as risk has grown on the agenda and yet I have seen so few people define it. I would always start a definition by looking this up on the internet. A quick google search turns up 856m results and finds in the first … Read more

Stakeholder Management and Why Do We Do It

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So why is stakeholder management so important? There are so many reasons that people say we should do this and everyone is talking about it at the moment but does the time we spend on this activity add any value?  Read More: Category Management: The Ultimate Procurement Resource There are so many techniques and so many ways people teach us about identifying … Read more

Purchasing Managers Index: What Does It Mean?

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There is a really useful tool called the Purchasing Managers Index for those of you who have never heard of it. You will see it referred to in many commercial papers, investment features, and regular news reports on television and the internet.  Read More: How to Write A Successful Tender Document I had heard of … Read more

Case Study; Pharmaceutical Supply Chain Risk

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Always carry out a full risk assessment of the supply chain especially when you are new into the situation. Results of work: • 30% savings on spend of £3m. • Reduced the risk of supply disruption for the future thus reducing risk throughout the value chain

Confessions of a Buyer #3 Fraud Problems

A hand full of cash

Fraud Problems; Embezzlement for Fun and Profit This is Jamie Levy’s amusing take on the world of the professional buyer. This story may or may not have happened, and the names have been changed to protect the innocent. As a consultant there are times when the client takes our advice, and other times they don’t. … Read more

Confessions of a Buyer #2 Crane Pain

Dock at Sunset with Cranes

Overview Crane Pain, sometimes you just have to jump out of the way. Things you can’t control, learn, don’t worry, and move on. Whilst working at a Naval location in the UK I was in a meeting with the Naval Base Commander when suddenly sirens started ringing across the base. The outer office staff jumped … Read more