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The first ever #ProcurementHour

For a while we’ve been thinking of running a live question and answer session where people can talk about procurement. At this year’s #ProcurementUnconference19 – the demand for #ProcurementHour was confirmed. People want to use social media to have a friendly chat about procurement. For the first #ProcurementHour we joined forces with top procurement professional, … Continue reading The first ever #ProcurementHour

Chapter 3 – Create a DDaT procurement category

By now you will have started to think about why procurement needs to be part of the multi-disciplinary team (chapter 1) and you will have started to consider who uses your procurement service. This chapter introduces the need to create your own Digital Data and Technology (DDaT) procurement category. I started to draft a blog … Continue reading Chapter 3 – Create a DDaT procurement category

Chapter 2 – Find out who your users are (it will make procurement better)

Chapter 1 outlines why ‘Procurement needs to be part of the multi-disciplinary team’. Let’s just call them users In this chapter I want to share my experience of how I understand my users (the people that use my procurement service). In procurement we are taught to call them: clients, internal customers, consumers, stakeholders. Confused already? … Continue reading Chapter 2 – Find out who your users are (it will make procurement better)

Procurement needs to be part of the multidisciplinary team

I once blogged, “It (procurement) just needs to be invited to the table early on”, I wanted to share my experience of being involved in multidisciplinary teams. They stood up A few years ago I thought it was odd, people ringing bells or cranking a ratchet instrument to start a meeting. Even odder that this … Continue reading Procurement needs to be part of the multidisciplinary team