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How Northumbria University implemented P2P

User experience and engagement was fundamental to introducing a procurement-to-pay (P2P) system at Northumbria University, its commercial director has said. Introducing a new P2P system was one of the first things Mark Gill, commercial director at the university, was asked to do when he joined the institution. The organisation had already tried and failed twice […]

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How to ensure public sector outsourcing works

Contract planning and a “spirit of cooperation” are the two major planks to successful public sector outsourcing, the head of IRIS Consulting has said. Speaking at the eWorld Procurement conference in London yesterday, John Harvey, managing director of IRIS Consulting, shared the lessons he learned from his career supporting government outsourcing projects, including a review into local […]

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Stakeholder engagement at heart of procurement at McLaren

Putting the needs the company’s engineers first is at the heart of procurement at McLaren, its top buyer has said. Jamie Foster, group procurement director at McLaren Group, said personal relationships with stakeholders was key to his role in supporting and enabling the business. Speaking at the eWorld Procurement conference in London, Foster said: “Everyone talks about […]

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Despite Freezing Conditions – Die-Hards Turn Out for eWorld

It was bitterly cold, but the procurement ice warriors turned out in force yesterday at the QEII Centre Westminster for the first big international procurement event of the year – eWorld Procurement and Supply. (Good job it wasn’t on today, as we suspect no-one would have made it!) There were over 200 delegates there we […]

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A Smart Enterprise Is A Self-Perpetuating Model

As we said a few weeks ago, we are looking forward to eWorld on February 28th, to attending many of its very useful workshops – and of course meeting old and new friends in the world of procurement. We also highlighted Coact Consulting Group, who offer advisory services to help companies gain commercial growth, by identifying and helping to […]

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eWorld – Coming Soon: Are You Future Fit?

It seems barely a few weeks since we were last at eWorld Procurement and Supply, but here we are again with only 6 weeks to go to the first big international procurement event of the year. eWorld returns to the QEII centre in Westminster on February 28th, and although this bi-annual event comes round quickly, […]

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Peter Smith at eWorld – How Procurement Can Be a Force for Change

eWorld is fast approaching – February 28th to be exact. And among the prestigious speakers and stimulating topics, this year we are treated to a session by that little-known man of procurement wisdom – our very own Peter Smith. As you may know, Peter has a great number of years of experience in leading procurement teams […]

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Xoomworks at eWorld September 2017 – Event Highlights

It has now become tradition for Xoomworks to attend eWorld, the leading bi-annual event for procurement innovation; and the September event was all about innovation, from procurement automation, risk management through to how the internet is affecting procurement. For us this was a great opportunity to catch up with other industry leaders, connect with potential […]

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Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad Cloud? – Getting To Grips With Supplier Collaboration

It’s not uncommon at eWorld for exhibitors to use their speaking slot as an advertisement – but sometimes we can forgive that, as on this occasion, because a) it gave a back-to-basics look at cloud P2P for anyone today still not sure about implementing it and b) it focused on the actual direct benefits felt […]

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NOVO-K at eWorld – Tips For Successful Procurement in the Charity Sector

At the recent eWorld event, Kavita Cooper and Rohan Yoganathan (previously Head of Procurement at Barnardo’s) ran a hands-on workshop aimed at those working in and around the charity sector. Cooper is an ex procurement practitioner (see our article here), who now runs consulting firm Novo-K which supports charity sector clients in procurement performance improvement […]

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