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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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What’s the (Digital Procurement) Forecast? Thoughts from eWorld 2019

I spent an interesting day at #eWorld2019 yesterday. It rained a lot!!! Outside the hall the rain in London was a complete deluge, as forecast, but inside we were hearing all about the forecast for the burgeoning world of Digital Procurement – will it be just the same old sunshine and showers, or will the […]

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Greta Thunberg and the so what Challenge – Autumn eWorld Procurement and Supply

Tuesday, 1st October,  2019 Anyone wanting to hang on to the tail end of summer had such fantastical notions swept away last week, at the traditional advent of the autumn event calendar at eWorld Procurement and Supply, ushered in as is customary with torrents of rain, flood and upturned umbrellas. Fortunately, eWorld’s new home at […]

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My day at eWorld – September 2019

I always view the eWorld conference as the start of the Autumn events season and it was great to get back into action after the summer break. It was nice to catch up with existing customers, talk to a few contacts who are coming onto the job market and also meet a few new people. […]

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