Latest News / September 2015

eWorld Procurement & Supply “BaconGate” Sandwich Shocker!

Hold the front page – it’s time for Bacongate! The last few eWorld events have provided delegates with a free bacon or egg sandwich on arrival. (Lunch is not provided free of charge). It is gammon really, sliced from a joint, and is excellent. But on Tuesday this week, on approaching the counter, a young […]

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eWorld 30 – Cake, Quizzes and Competitions

Arriving at QEII in London for eWorld Procurement and Supply Summit, armed with a plethora of marketing materials, we set up our stand by the entrance next to the lovely Baker Wanless ladies and began dishing out flyers for our competition to all those that passed. Although the footfall didn’t seem as large as it […]

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Bubbles, Cake and Procurement – our day at eWorld30

To quote the late, great Yogi Berra who sadly died on the same day, it was like Deja vue all over again as I emerged out of Westminster underground onto the rain drenched streets, heading off to the 30th eWorld event on Tuesday this week. Having, like last time, forgotten to bring an umbrella and […]

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eWorld30 Procurement & Supply: Celebration or a cause for concern?

Today it was Happy Birthday to eWorld Procurement & Supply – the free to attend conference. Always worth attending in these days when so little is allocated to training budgets. Anyway, here’s my selected view of the day which overall represents a good day. Way back in 2006 I delivered a presentation on ‘Selling Procurement […]

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The Secret to Unbelievable Engagement

Earlier this week at eWorld Procurement & Supply we were lucky enough to sit in (and participate) in Christopher Barrat’s thought-provoking workshop on communication tactics. Christopher benefits from real life experience in the procurement world, having been a procurement director for a major blue chip organisation. For the last 12 years he has spoken and […]

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How Can Agility Unlock Success in Procurement?

As a startup we’re always banging on about agility… we believe that by their very nature startup companies need to be nimble, be willing to adapt to changing market conditions, and fail fast (if something isn’t working). That’s why Procurious was particularly enamoured by The Hackett Group’s opening address at eWorld Procurement & Supply in […]

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Why and How Procurement Must Change

While ‘The Innovation Imperative’ sounds like an episode title from The Big Bang Theory, today we were told about a different sort of evolution. Alex wanted to drive home the message that in order to truly transform the function into a strategic value driver, procurement leaders need to innovate. And while it’s all well and […]

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