Thursday 28 November 2013

What if Twitter was your Sourcing Tool of choice? (Part 2)

By Steven Low

So how on earth could the twitter approach work? Well, to be on twitter you create a profile of some description. This could be where suppliers fill up all the boring bits of information about themselves. The covers off the upfront chunk of an RFI or RFP straight away! Buyers would essentially do the same thing on their side. Next, they could start tweeting in real time about Sourcing opportunities coming up – in less than 140 characters of course. Suppliers could ask questions back instantly about exactly what and wasn’t required.

Tuesday 19 November 2013

What if Twitter was your Sourcing Tool of choice? (Part 1)

By Steven Low

We all heard or read about the hype surrounding Twitter’s initial IPO a few weeks back. A stellar success by all accounts although like me, I’m quite sure you never got your hands on any shares to make a healthy profit. The social media darling – who has yet to make any profit of its own is worth way more than British Sky Broadcasting Group and almost worth as much as the once-mighty Royal Bank of Scotland, i.e I don’t think I can afford to buy it anytime soon.

Thursday 14 November 2013

Wanted: Procurement Skills and Talent

By Mickey North Rizza

Much has been written about the Supply Chain talent shortage, but not the various aspects of Supply Chain like procurement, sourcing and supplier relationship management. As these areas continue to evolve to more “value contribution” organisations, so too must the people skills evolve. Below are some thoughts on the skills required to move the Procurement organisation to a valued business and Wall Street performance contributor in the next few years.

Wednesday 6 November 2013

Are you taking a slice of the ‘Bread of Heaven’?

By Sarah Kingdom-Evans

The 17th October saw the inaugural BravoCymru event held at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff. The event had been created as a result of our international BravoConnect event in London Heathrow in July and looks likely to be continued across the Bravo family...

Friday 1 November 2013

To Centralise or Decentralise? (Part 4)

To round off this week's short series of posts on whether to centralise or decentralise your procurement function, let's wrap up by looking at the longer term activities involved in this process: