“Show Me the Money!” or “Show Me the Ethics!”

On the anniversary of the Tiananmen Square Massacre, I posted this short piece on LinkedIn: ### China may be trying to rewrite history by attempting to obliterate all traces of the Tiananmen Square event.  But history itself teaches us that truth has an annoying habit...

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Strengthen Procurement and Raise Its Profile

“For most organizations, the single largest or second largest area of costs is procurement from suppliers. Even in boom times, savvy enterprises are constantly looking for ways to optimize procurement spend to boost profitability. Averting fraud and other business...

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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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Purchasing Process and Responsibilities

Purchasing has recently been in the spotlight as organisations have sought to manage spend tightly during the economic downturn. One aspect of the purchasing activity that is frequently fraught with internal conflict and misunderstanding is the actual process of...

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Expert Panel Advice for Supply Management Magazine

QUESTION: “What should a typical procurement process like? Who should be responsible for getting approvals for items to be procured. Is it the person requisitioning the item, or should this lie with the procurement team?” — Assistant Administration Manager, Abuja,...

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