Latest News

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 […]

Continue Reading

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 […]

Continue Reading

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. […]

Continue Reading

Clauses, Contracts and Conventions

In our overview post on eWorld last week, we promised you the key takeaways from law firm CMS on Brexit, contract clauses and the supply chain. Partner Sam de Silva, adviser on the negotiation and drafting of complex commercial agreements and specialising in strategic IT and telecommunications, gave a 40-minute explanation (free advice basically) of […]

Continue Reading

eWorld Procurement and Supply Autumn Conference Overview

Once we’d beaten the driving rain on our journey to eWorld Procurement and Supply yesterday, the sight of the Grand Connaught Rooms off Covent Garden was very welcome. We were well looked after by the staff and were glad of the nice hot drinks and breakfast bites on offer courtesy of Proactis. The first session […]

Continue Reading

From Lunch with Oligarchs to Working with Debarred Suppliers, AppZen’s State of AI in Spend Auditing Report Sheds Light on Business Spend

San Jose, Calif. – August 7, 2019 AppZen, the world’s leading AI platform for modern finance teams, has released its August 2019 “The State of AI in Business Spend” report, which uncovers trends and insights on enterprise spend auditing. The report based on expense reports, invoices and contracts from billions of transactions across hundreds of […]

Continue Reading

Six tips for adopting an e-marketplace

Gemma Dolman, head of indirect purchasing at bathroom supplier Bristan Group, told delegates at eWorld Procurement and Supply how to successfully adopt an e-marketplace. 1. Take it from the top Dolman highlighted their secrets to success, discovered through their experience adopting Amazon Business marketplace into their system. Like all integration operations, compliance often starts from […]

Continue Reading

Everyone has ‘sand supplier’, warns risk consultant

Paying attention to the smallest detail is critical if companies are to avoid disasters caused by the supply chain, a risk management expert has warned procurement professionals. Andrew Leach, supply chain risk management consultant at Company Watch, told delegates at E-World Procurement & Supply Seminar in London this week how Boeing narrowly avoided suffering major […]

Continue Reading

Buyers should see suppliers as partners not competition

Working as a team will improve outcomes for both buyer and supplier,  said Steve Carter, the service architect and integration lead at Crown Commercial Service, who has worked on both sides of the table. “From being a supplier to becoming a buyer has really opened up my eyes,” Carter told delegates at the E-World Procurement & […]

Continue Reading

20 Yrs Ago 3% of Knowledge Was Digitised, Today Just 3% Isn’t: Procurement’s Tipping Point

A future led by the likes of AI, robotics and 3D printing will change the workplace as we know it. What this might mean for procurement, and how we will not only survive but thrive in it, is the subject of the keynote at this year’s eWorld Procurement and Supply on March 5th.

Continue Reading
Newer Entires