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Corporate Virtualization: A global study of cost externalization and its implications on profitability

The nature of what a ‘company’ is has changed dramatically. 25 years ago what was a labor cost is now... View Article

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Modernized outsourcing for an FMCG multinational

Using insight and expertise to drive finance transformation Landscape This is a multinational FMCG organization, employing tens of thousands of... View Article

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Real transformation for a real estate corporation

Landscape As one of the world’s leading property services businesses, this organization has assets all over the globe and procurement... 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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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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It’s Do or Die Time – Supplier Collaboration Series Part 1

Over the last few years, I’ve been fortunate enough to have researched and delivered a number of presentations and workshops... View Article

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From pyramid to cake to kite

Embracing digital To all those anxious to go digital, to adopt the latest AI, to automate, to find the edgiest... View Article

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The State of Procurement

Reality Checks for the UK Last month I did the unthinkable. I went to a procurement conference where nobody mentioned... View Article

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Agile Procurement – what does it mean?

Long live agility. Savings are dead. Bold? Perhaps, but it conveys a simple message; Procurement’s purpose is changing in light... View Article

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The Kite-Shaped Function

Networked Procurement functions will be Kite shaped. We can predict that now…because all the service functions will be. What do... View Article

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Procurement will be Networked

We can predict that now How do we know? Procurement is a service function; it advises others how to spend... View Article

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