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Outsource magazine: thought-leadership and outsourcing strategy | May 29, 2017

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Procurement

The outsource economy

August 24, 2016 | 1

Globalisation has sparked a shift in production to third parties. Savvy manufacturers are tapping digital networks to maximise opportunities and minimise risk.

Our plant across the street was shut down this year, replaced by overseas contract manufacturers. It’s the new … Read More

Walking in a webinar wonderland…

August 18, 2016 |

Another month, another great Outsource Talks webinar… This week it was my profound pleasure and privilege to welcome Vested’s Kate Vitasek, KPMG’s Don Ryan and ‘Art of Procurement’ host Phil Ideson to the Outsource Talks sofa, where the hour fairly … Read More

Writing Competition: The Winner

August 16, 2016 | 3

What will be the most important drivers of change in the global sourcing arena over the next decade, and why?

Around the world, companies of all types and sizes are facing a groundswell of pressure to create more sustainable sourcing … Read More

Writing Competition: 2nd Place

August 16, 2016 | 6

What will be the most important drivers of change in the global sourcing arena over the next decade, and why?

For the last few decades outsourcing has been on a journey… literally! Outsourcing once meant having another company do your … Read More

Writing Competition: 3rd Place

August 16, 2016 | 4

What will be the most important drivers of change in the global sourcing arena over the next decade, and why?

Evolution is natural. Change is inevitable. As a professional, if you are not keeping up on trends in your industry, … Read More

Q&A: Clyde Dornier

August 15, 2016 |

Clyde Dornier is a familiar and hugely respected figure within the global sourcing and procurement community, having served as CPO for both Visa and the Freeman Companies. We got together with Clyde at April’s SIG Summit in Orlando, Florida, to … Read More

Opportunism: the other side of trust (Part 2)

August 8, 2016 | 2

To read Part 1 of this article, click here.

Social Norms To Do Business By

Reciprocity obligates businesspeople to make fair and balanced exchanges. If one company accepts a business risk, the other must be prepared to do the same. … Read More

TOP TEN: Rock-Inspired Sourcing Insights

August 5, 2016 |

Vast forests of digital trees have been sacrificed to the topic of sourcing. While the incessant stream of white papers, articles, blogs, tweets and posts we’re bombarded with are certainly helpful, don’t they all start sounding the same after a … Read More

Q&A: Nipun Sehgal, Enlighta

August 5, 2016 |

Nipun Sehgal is the Founder and CEO of governance and relationship management software company Enlighta. Continuing our series of interviews with attendees at April’s SIG Summit in Orlando, Florida, we got together with Nipun to find out a bit more about … Read More

Introducing ‘Sourcing Architecture’: next-generation sourcing and procurement transformation

August 5, 2016 |

Sourcing and procurement (S&P) leaders continue to reference efficiency, effectiveness and continuous improvement of operations as a high priority. Most will admit that continuous optimisation is not a destination, rather a journey that has become increasingly complex. Today, an agile … Read More

OPINION: US onshoring – an idea whose time has come

August 3, 2016 | 1

Dictation being forced in Afghanistan, Revolution in South Africa taking a stand, People in Eurasia on the brink of oppression, I hope it’s gonna be alright. ‘It’s Alright’, Pet Shop Boys

Maybe not the greatest lyrics of all … Read More

Opportunism: the other side of trust (Part 1)

August 1, 2016 | 1

We often hear stories of business relationships that appeared strong suddenly turning sour. These relationships may even have existed for some time. So what is going on? It is likely acts of opportunism.

Here’s an example. A client of mine … Read More

Partners or pawns? (Part 2)

July 25, 2016 | 2

(To read the first part of this article, click here.)

Almost a week had passed since my meeting with Jeanette and her team, and I was still reeling from the conversation. It was just so hard to comprehend how a … Read More

Sunshine, happiness and webinars

July 20, 2016 |

The summer sun blazed down upon London today, a raging nuclear inferno of staggering power – yet it was as a mere birthday-cake candle when set alongside the brilliance of the panellists on this afternoon’s Outsource Talks… Yes, today saw … Read More

Transforming Procurement for a Digital-First Economy

July 19, 2016 |

Business is going through a profoundly transformational period that has been called both “The Digital Era” and “The Age of the Customer”. Global innovation driven by the growth of affordable networked storage, sensory, and processing power has made possible … Read More

A few words for the weekend

July 15, 2016 |

As another working week draws to a close, I thought I’d take this opportunity to wave you off into your respective weekends with a couple of announcements… Those of you who are members of our LinkedIn group may already have … Read More