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RElationship Management

July 24, 2020

Effective Supplier Management – Relationship Management Essentials

The Return of the ‘R’ Today I bring to you Relationship Management, the final chapter of my series on the topic of…


July 9, 2020

Effective Supplier Management – Risk Management Essentials

Third Time Lucky Following on from my last article, today I bring you the third of my four part series – Risk Management.  In…

Performance Management

June 24, 2020

Effective Supplier Management – Performance Management Essentials

Here we go again … Performance Management is the focus for today’s article, the second of my four part series, where I’ll be…

Contract Management

June 10, 2020

Effective Supplier Management – Contract Management Essentials

A ‘New Normal’ for Supplier Management? When it comes to our daily lives and the situation that surrounds us due to the…

June 5, 2020

Editorial: Delivering untapped savings

Organisations with mature procurement functions have processes in place to review contracts on an ongoing basis, which for the most part ensures…

May 28, 2020

Effective Supplier Management – Its greater than the ‘R’

In the spotlight Supplier management, the managing of supply relationships and the associated supply chains happens day in day out on a…

May 14, 2020

Supplier Enabled Innovation – A question of leadership

This week’s article is written by David Atkinson, the Founder and MD of Four Pillars who focus on the key “external” and “internal”dynamics of supply…

April 28, 2020

How are you evolving your approach to procurement?

There’s something quite primal about the ‘act’ of buying. It’s not a new thing, rather something that has always been done in…

April 17, 2020

Procurement: Covid-19 disrupting our working practices

At the time of writing this article, the world is going through period of unprecedented disruption caused by Coronavirus (C-19) – with…

March 19, 2020

Artificial Intelligence

There is much talk of Artificial Intelligence (AI) becoming a game-changer over the next decade, with a number of recent CPO surveys…

logic and feel concept with heart and brain

March 5, 2020

The role of emotional intelligence in negotiations

Whilst facts and logic are often considered as the key components (or inputs) of negotiations, these ingredients alone will not make for…

Person stuck in spiders web

February 20, 2020

Are you stuck?

Many of my coaching clients feel stuck when they come to me. Some of them know what they want to achieve, but…

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