Procurement Processes Should be Enablers, Not Inhibitors

I’ve frequently expounded the importance of the softer elements of organisational success – the intangible factors like culture; leadership; attitudes; and behaviours which typically differentiate top-notch Procurement functions from the mediocre. But this in no way...

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How to Fix Inefficient Processes

My shock and disbelief must have shown on my face. Paul burst into laughter as he stood beside me while I read the e-mail. I re-read it a couple of times to confirm that I hadn’t misread it. But I hadn’t. The instructions were quite clear and succinct: “Hi Paul, you...

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Have You Found Your ‘L’ Spot?

Something is afoot in the business world. Over the last year or so I have noticed an ever- increasing number of companies claiming to operate “LEAN”. Some even have ‘LEAN implementation’ as one of their strategic objectives. This trend can be seen even in the jobs...

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