The Chefs in Your ‘Organisational Kitchen’

A lot of effort, dollars and leadership attention expended on improving organisational capability is often targeted at technology and process enhancements. That’s not a bad thing per se. Technology can provide powerful advancements in how we do the work; for example,...

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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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Procurement Effectiveness – The 2nd Step in the Dance

In my earlier article on enhancing Procurement effectiveness, I highlighted why savvy organisations invest great efforts in boosting their Procurement Mojo®. I reiterate some pertinent key points below; FACT: Organisations with leading Procurement capability are in...

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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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