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What does Social Value mean for the forward-thinking CPO?

Too often, executives have seen Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) as a passing fad, with Social Value having a slot on... View Article

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Public Sector: Will day-to-day commercial demands catch us out?

What does Brexit mean for Government Commercial? With the current level of uncertainty, no one quite knows – and perhaps... View Article

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Finance and Procurement – they worry about the same things

After chairing the 2019 World Finance Forum of 250 CFOs, I was left seeing many parallels between the journeys and... View Article

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The state of finance – grappling with big changes and basics at the same time

Last Thursday, I chaired a conference of 250 of the UK’s leading CFOs for the World Finance Forum 2019. While... View Article

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CPOs can get the top procurement technology but not make material gains

Embracing technology itself won’t make your function best in class, but your function won’t become best in class without embracing technology. When done well, it is a critical enabler of the above benefits, but when done badly, it can cause reputational damage to a function all too often under fire.

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Probability tells us that your company is shrinking

Today’s high growth corporations are embedding agility to become the exception to the rule. So what does the agile CPO... View Article

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Uber Freight surges into Europe. But will the darling of disruption do it again?

A couple of weeks back Supply Management published the news that Uber Freight had launched its first trials with Heineken... View Article

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Procurement: The new competitive advantage

Procurement must emerge from the shadows as a key business enabler Procurement as we know it, is dead. Actually that’s... View Article

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Why contract management is so difficult to get right in the public sector

In 2015, the National Audit Office (NAO) found ‘systematic weaknesses’ throughout Government Commercial as it relates to ongoing management of... View Article

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Future economics: Get recession ready

Recession is always around the corner – but is that corner edging closer? Here, Guy Strafford, Proxima’s executive vice-president of... View Article

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The future’s bright…but are we staring at the sun?

Achieving the kind of future we want to see will depend on the plans and actions we put in place today - Proxima explore what the future of Procurement could look like in the Public Sector

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Successful collaboration: An introductory guide. Supplier Collaboration Series – Part 2

In the first part of this paper we looked at Supplier Collaboration: what it is, why do it, and who... View Article

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