Has Procurement Become the Victim of its Own Success?

Written by EO Executives on Mar 21, 2018

 

In many ways procurement has become a victim of its own success.

In the dark days that followed the global economic collapse in 2007-2008, business leaders consistently looked to procurement to help achieve the savings and efficiency that would not only improve the bottom line but, in many cases, also secure the company's future.

So, successful has procurement been in the past decade that the functions’ standing has risen to previously unthinkable heights. From being a back-office, order processing backwater, it has now become one of the most vibrant and critical organisations within a business.

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Why Procurement & Supply Chain Leaders Need to Get Better at Hiring

Written by EO Executives on May 23, 2017

After giving last week’s Procurement Leaders, World Procurement Congress a week to marinate, I have come to the conclusion that you, todays procurement and supply chain leaders, need to step up your game in the talent market. I listened to countless speakers stand up and tell you that the future is going to be challenging. Automation, VUCA and a millennial workforce are just some of the challenges you and your businesses are facing.

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