Nuggets of wisdom to expand your perspectives…
…on leadership; organisational effectiveness; procurement & supply chain management; change management; personal effectiveness; career growth and success; and Africa.
My work is frequently featured in print and online media, white papers, round-table conferences, expert panels and other similar events. For example, I was on the advisory board for The Logistics & Supply Chain Forum; an advisory panellist for Supply Management; a member of Logistics Europe Supply Chain Vision Group; and a featured adviser on the inaugural Procurious Career Boot Camp.
You can view some of my related work and media features below.
Procurement capability in most organisations is hampered because purchasing decisions are beset by organisational challenges and ’soft’ issues. In this extract from Sigi Osagie’s new book ‘Procurement Mojo’, he discusses why Procurement still has no de facto seat in...read more
My interview with Spend Matters UK/Europe, following the publication of Procurement Mojo®. It was a delightful experience sharing insights from my journey in search of my mojo, and advice on various topics relevant to the Procurement game and growing one’s career...read more
Smart organisations invest efforts to enhance their Procurement effectiveness because they recognise the immense financial benefits and competitive advantage it brings. But such ‘Procurement pioneers’ are in the minority. Sadly, but in truth, majority of Procurement...read more
Webster defines mojo as “a power that may seem magical and that allows someone to be very effective and successful.” A new book on procurement asserts that is precisely what’s holding so many procurement organizations back from realizing their full potential. John...read more
Comment on Procurement Leaders Blog: “How Does Procurement Rebrand Itself From ‘Cost Saver’ To ‘Strategic Partner’?”
A very insightful and commendable piece, Graham. You raise a vital topic that’s critical to most Procurement functions, as I’ve highlighted in a number of previous articles. Importantly, the requirement to educate the wider business should revolve around shifting from...read more
A very informative piece, Jimmy! Your comments appropriately strike a good balance between the, sometimes conflicting, factors impacting the centralisation vs. decentralisation question. I agree entirely that it is no longer a clear-cut choice, especially considering...read more
I was interviewed by A-Speakers for a feature on their website. An unusual mix of questions, covering speaking engagements; inspiring audiences; organisational effectiveness; career growth; and Africa. Perhaps the most interesting question was this: Why do you think...read more
A very interesting post, Guy, and quite relevant to the debate on boosting Procurement’s capability and raising its profile. The comments by others on corporate management appreciating Procurement’s value-add and Procurement, itself, being proactive are useful points....read more
Procurement people are constantly seeking ways to boost the success of their functions and themselves as individuals. And there is ample evidence that Procurement’s stature has grown remarkably. The global economic downturn compelled organisations of all sorts to...read more
Raj, The question you pose is a very valuable one. Sadly, it is often overlooked by overzealous folks who rush to introduce the latest fad KPI without considering the underlying effectiveness of their approach. The acronym ‘KPI’ is one of the most grossly-overused...read more