How to Create a Business Contract that Suits Both Parties

Written by EO Executives on Jul 13, 2018

In any business relationship there will be contractual requirements and guidelines outlining either the statement of work or agreement between two or more parties. It is how business is done to ultimately protect a company’s key resources.

Contracts are crucial for any business to successfully operate and without them companies would be operating on a high-risk basis. However, despite their importance and role in protecting companies/individuals, business contracts do not come without complications. Especially when neither party can agree on terms of business or engagement.

Of course, it is in the best interest of the business or individual to protect themselves from possible risks, but a contract needs to be created to suit both parties’ requirements. So, how to you solve this?

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10 Things to Consider When Expanding Your E-Commerce Supply Chain Overseas

Written by EO Executives on May 16, 2018

For any business, expanding their Supply Chain overseas will require strong expertise and a strategic plan. In a previous blog, with Director Tony Leach, we uncovered why more businesses should embark on an overseas expansions. In this second blog, our aim is to provide you with the knowledge on how to actually implement an expansion.

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Why You Should Expand your E-Commerce Supply Chain Overseas

Written by EO Executives on May 09, 2018

As a Procurement and Supply Chain headhunter, we have seen a huge trend in UK businesses expanding their online operations overseas.

It’s a great opportunity.

To add value to our client network we have sat down with experienced Director Tony Leach, to produce a two-part series covering why and how you can go about this expansion – and what to watch out for.

So, in this blog we interviewed Tony to look at why you should take your e-commerce operations internationally.

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The Business World Is Changing and Agility Is Becoming a Watchword for Success

Written by EO Executives on Apr 05, 2018

The business world is changing – and agility is becoming a watchword for success.

If evidence of this shift were needed, then events this month have proved it decisively.

Here at EO Executives, we have followed the dramatic shift in fortunes of companies that were once held up as 'examples' of how businesses should be run.

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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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How Can Interim Procurement Leaders Drive Innovation?

Written by EO Executives on Oct 18, 2017


Procurement teams are uniquely placed to drive innovation across global businesses as a direct result of the view they have throughout the value chain - this is currently a huge missed opportunity for us all.

Proactively implementing innovative initiatives will ensure that procurement departments are viewed as a truly strategic function and help push procurement executives up into the C-suite.

So where to start?

Get your team out of their seats!

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Are You Neglecting Your Most Important Supply Chain?

Written by EO Executives on Jul 06, 2017

 

The more time I spend with businesses, of all sizes, less surprises me. However, what does surprise me is how many neglect their talent supply chains. Many them have honed and defined their supply chains into highly efficient, state of the art operations that produce better results and at a lower cost than ever before. Experienced, skilled procurement professionals add huge amounts of value to their business through supplier innovation and sophisticated sourcing models. 

When I ask these businesses how their talent supply chain is shaping up, I often get the same blank expression staring back at me. Think about it. Who is going to deliver that award-winning supply chain in the future?

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How to Accelerate Growth, Cut Costs and Meet Customer Demand in Your Supply Chain

Written by EO Executives on Jun 14, 2017

The need for efficiencies in Supply Chain is constant…but in most companies the easy wins were implemented years ago.

So where do we go next?

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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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3 Key Reflections from the Procurement Leaders World Procurement Congress 2017

Written by EO Executives on May 18, 2017

My learnings from the Procurement Leaders World Procurement Congress 2017 and how Interim Executives can help.

The world of procurement is changing at pace.

I was fortunate enough to be invited by Procurement Leaders to their World Procurement Congress at the InterContinental Hotel, O2 in London this week. There was an array of hot topics and discussions particularly around automation, strategy and talent which got me thinking how procurement interims can bring value in these areas for today’s CPO’s.

These trends represent a fantastic opportunity for the Interim Procurement industry and as the Practice Manager for Interim Procurement here at EO, I left the conference very buoyed and excited for the future.

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