Latest News / March 2017

Emerging Trends in Source-to-Settle – Nick Bacon at eWorld

Another highlight at the recent eWorld event was Nick Bacon, partner at EVR, a specialist in eProcurement system selection and implementation, telling us how to implement P2P systems successfully. (EVR is a Basware partner, and the firm sponsored this session). He started his career as a procurement practitioner in firms such as SmithKline Beecham and Goldman […]

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Best Practice – The Holy Grail of Procurement

Another of the presentations we attended at eWorld on March 1st came from Graham Bell and Peter Stediford, both client engagement managers at Capita Integrated Business Solutions. Capita is a provider of financial management software to service-oriented organisations, helping realise cost savings and improve operational effectiveness. (With £600m revenue and 4.5K employees, it’s the second […]

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Nick Wildgoose on Supply Chain Risk at eWorld

This is another article in our series of eWorld Procurement and Supply highlights; in this case, it was Nick Wildgoose of Zurich Insurance Services giving us some insight into supply chain risk. The BCI / CIPS / Zurich Supply Chain Resilience Survey 2016 gave Wildgoose good material for his session – disturbing facts such as […]

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How to Play the Hand you’re Dealt in the Age of Uncertainty

Poker: It’s a game filled with excitement and risk. But just how far does it correlate with the uncertainty of our everyday lives? Last month, Procurious attended eWorld Procurement and Supply where we were  lucky enough to experience a thought provoking talk from Caspar Berry on risk-taking and decision-making in the age of uncertainty. Whatever our […]

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eWorld March 2017 – My First Tradeshow Experience

My name is Henry and I’m the business development Executive here at Market Dojo. Part of my role is to help the company exhibit at eWorld, which is a conference based on supply chain and procurement software. This time around, we decided that we would get up early and drive down to eWorld in the […]

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What’s the Future of Procurement? How the Rogues Will Become the Heroes

In another of eWorld’s 30-minute briefings, Jon Vass, Account Executive at Tradeshift, the business commerce flexible platform, talked to us about Procurement’s future. By that he meant Procurement’s move away from being looked upon traditionally to manage costs, improve operational efficiencies, and manage supplier relationships, towards facilitating innovation and agility across the business, and adapting […]

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Jim Hemmington at eWorld – “More Money For BBC Programmes”

We’re going back to the recent eWorld Procurement and Supply event for more highlights this week, starting with the keynote from BBC procurement supremo, Jim Hemmington, titled Will Technology Kill the Procurement Star? Hemmington started by reminding us that Buggles were wrong in their 1977 hit Video Killed the Radio Star. Radio 2 has a […]

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The Future is already here – But don’t let it give you Butterflies

The first eWorld of the year always marks the start of “time to get serious.” After the fog of early January and the planning and strategising of February, for many organisations, March is the time to ramp up a gear and put those plans into action. Still, I’m sure the event organisers have little time […]

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University of Bristol buyer transforms procurement

The University of Bristol’s head buyer has told of how she turned around procurement to make savings. Anj Cooke arrived at the university in August 2014 to head up a new procurement department, responsible for the purchase of goods and services. She said the department was in need of a “refresh, realignment and rejig” around […]

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Caspar Berry at eWorld – Unreliable Experts, Risk and Butterflies

At last week’s eWorld conference, the morning keynote speaker was Caspar Berry, ex actor and scriptwriter, professional poker player and now an expert on risk and related issues. He got the balance right in terms of some jokes, lots of fast-paced and often humorous slides, but also some serious content. He drew parallels between the […]

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