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Three lessons from Fujitsu’s global procurement overhaul

Revisiting key cornerstones of business has been crucial on Fujitsu’s journey to establishing a global procurement function, a conference was told. Clive Rees, VP, international chief procurement officer at Fujitsu, told delegates at eWorld the firm had begun its journey towards a global procurement function towards the end of 2018 to tackle its “very fragmented” […]

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Why a care home provider put its procurement strategy ‘on hold’

The procurement boss at a UK care home provider has described the challenges it faced in the scramble for personal protective equipment (PPE) at the beginning of the coronavirus outbreak. Michael Bennett, head of procurement at The Orders of St John Care Trust (OSJCT), said the organisation faced a “PPE triple-edged sword” comprising government guidance, […]

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Getting to a global procurement function with Fujitsu at eWorld 2021

We are delighted that eworld Procurement & Supply is returning this March, marking the first-ever virtual eworld. The last time we were there was just before the first Covid lockdown in London. Being online means the event can not only offer the same range of sessions and calibre of presenters, panellists and sponsors that previous […]

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Switching suppliers over coronavirus risks insolvencies

Firms must be cautious of placing additional financial pressure on suppliers as they look to keep business moving during coronavirus disruption, a conference was told. Shifting business to suppliers not impacted by coronavirus could lead those suppliers to take on more work than they can fulfil, putting them at risk of collapsing, Nick Hood, business […]

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How BT solved a sourcing dilemma

BT is insourcing software development for its broadband routers in order to widen its supply base for hardware design, a conference was told. Cate Warman-Powell, head of procurement, consumer technology and supply chain said more suppliers were available to provide hardware, whereas far fewer were capable of delivering both hardware and software. Speaking at the […]

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Occupational health contract was chance to ‘sell procurement’

Sharing expertise and supporting stakeholders was critical to a successful procurement overhaul of occupational health services at North East London NHS Foundation Trust (NELFT). Pavanjit Devsi, director of procurement and contracts at NELFT, BEH (Barnet, Enfield, and Haringey) and C&I (Camden & Islington) Procurement Shared Services, said services were previously under two “overpriced” contracts that […]

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eWorld London overview – not deserted as we almost expected

Yesterday we attended eWorld in London, although we had been wondering whether anyone would turn up for this global, procurement and supply industry event given current concerns about travelling and bans on large gatherings in some countries. But the venue was far from deserted, as it turned out, the troopers returned and The Grand Connaught […]

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IWD: Data Classification – AI and RPA are NOT taking over the world according to this expert

We mentioned here in our overview of eWorld last week that we met a lady who ‘cleans, fixes and classifies dirty spend data’ and maintains it for ongoing efficiency and accuracy of your S2P process. As an expert, she calls herself The Classification Guru. We thought she would make a great person to feature as […]

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Team Dojo eWorld 2020 Summary

This week Market Dojo attended the 39th eWorld Procurement and Supply event, excited to meet with familiar faces and showcase our latest solutions to both new and veteran visitors of the summit. eWorld is well known for being ‘the’ event for all persons involved with Procurement and so it was another great opportunity for Market […]

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Involve end-users when implementing procurement tech

Taking into account the experience of end-users is crucial to successfully implementing new procurement technology, a conference was told. Introducing technology to support the procurement function takes a lot of time to get right. Scott McKenna, procurement operations manager at insurance firm Royal London told delegates at eWorld Procurement and Supply that involving end-users of […]

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