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Procurement Innovation – What Does It Really Mean?

This hot topic has led to some confusion. That’s because it can – and does – mean different things to different people.



Harrison Smith Talks Lean and the Opportunity Costs of Inefficiency

Harrison Smith continues to create positive change for his organization and his stakeholders as Deputy Chief Procurement Officer at IRS. Listen as he discusses how to champion change in government through lean methods and good old fashioned listening.


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This week three Government ministers begin a two-day trade and investment mission to Dublin, Limerick and Sligo. They are the Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation, the Minister of State for Trade, Employment, Business, EU Digital Single Market and Data Protection, ...
FM Global’s Supply Chain Resilience Index 2018 is out. This is an annual ranking of 130 countries and territories by the resilience of their business environments. It is an online, interactive resource to give global business leaders, private and public, the intelligence with ...
An article we found this week that we think is worthy of your attention is by Omar Salaymeh and appears on Purchasing B2B , in which he claims “… 'free' platforms affect process openness and the ability to keep pace with innovation.” In the case of free procurement software, ...
We read with interest ‘The Case for Plain-Language Contracts’ in the Harvard Business Review by Shawn Burton – and thanks to Hal Good for highlighting it on LinkedIn. In it the author lays down plainly and simply why out-dated, ‘ jargonese ’-style contracts are – or should ...
According to responses to Freedom of Information requests from The Register , and open data from the government’s cloud computing G-Cloud digital marketplace, spending on Cloud services is slowing for certain UK government departments, agencies and local authorities. According ...
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Experts from the private and public sector joined Public Spend Forum for a discussion on how principles of Supplier Relationship Management (SRM) can help procurement organizations create business value in support of their broader mission. For this webinar, we partnered with ...
We know that “Procurement Innovation” is something that is dear to the hearts of many Public Spend Forum readers and indeed many working on both the buy and supply sides of the public procurement world, across many countries. But as this has become a hot topic, it has also led ...
The UK government has announced a competition for tech firms to come up with innovations that will improve public services, writes Computer Weekly, encouraging better use of technology in the public sector, and connecting tech suppliers to potential customers in government. The ...
A paper just published by the Social Market Foundation think-tank, features Phillip Ullmann, Chief Energiser of Cordant Group, calling for a government overhaul of public service contracts which should be awarded on the basis of  “ social value ”  and not just financial cost. ...
Federal Times There is a great need for effective procurement as a means to improve levels of education, infrastructure, public safety, and more. Yet expectations for public sector procurement continue to rise as budgets shrink and the “do more with less” mantra prevails. ...
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    Munga, This list may be helpful, Christian   http://spendmatters.com/2018/05/07/50-providers-to-know-and-50-providers-to-watch-for-2018 Spend Matters 50 Providers to Know and 50 Providers to Watch for 2018 ...

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    I'm looking for the directory or link to suppliers of procurement technologies. ------------------------------ Munga Mukali Mr Capital Management Consultancy ------------------------------

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