This Week in Procurement

This Week in Procurement: Procurement as an engine of innovation

Written by Philip Ideson

I have a number of articles to share with you this week – a lot of great writing from practitioners, providers and analysts alike!

The one that caught my eye the most, and that I wanted to share as my “Must Read” is written by Bradley Stewart, Head of Growth and Partnerships at Delivering Procurement Services for Aid (DPSA).

In this article, titled “Procurement as an Engine for Innovation”, Bradley shares ways in which procurement is leading innovations within the aid sector.  However, whatever the sector you are involved in, there are lessons to learn – particularly in introducing innovative new business models, or enabling our organizations to think more holistically about how to solve problems in new ways by taking advantage of innovative supply markets.

Check out Bradley’s article, along with thirteen other piece of procurement writing that I read this week below.

Procurement as an engine of innovation | Bradley Stewart, AECOM / Delivering Procurement Services for Aid (DPSA)


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OTHER INTERESTING ARTICLES

Five Keys To Procurement Transformation That Actually Work – At Least In My Experience | Remko Van Hoek

What’s the Cost of Having a Long Supply Tail, and How Do You Determine the ‘Right’ Supply Base? | Sydney Lazarus, Spend Matters

Use Gamification Principles to Improve Supplier Relationships and Collaboration | Thomas DePaoli, My Purchasing Center

Applying game theory to procurement’s negotiations | Sophie Dyer, Procurement Leaders

Top 10 IT procurement mistakes | McChullogh Robertson

Why The Robots Will Run Procurement – Pub Debate Arguments – Part 1 & Part 2 | Peter Smith, Spend Matters

Evergreen Wisdom for a Changing Profession | Procurious

Blockchain: what are the opportunities for Procurement? | Bertrand Maltaverne, POOL4TOOL

Looking Back, Around, and Ahead on Procurement Technology Adoption | Andrew Bartolini, CPO Rising

Deconstructing Procurement | Kelly Barner, Buyers Meeting Point

This much I know… | Gerard Chick

The Invisible Hand……. | David Loseby, Inchcape plc


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@ THE ART OF PROCUREMENT

Podcast: 144: How Newell Brands Makes Procurement Analytics a Competitive Advantage, w/ Jonathan Grant & Ben Szostek

About the author

Philip Ideson

Philip Ideson is passionate about the role that procurement professionals and leaders can plan in creating competitive advantage for their organizations in ways that go beyond the traditional value proposition.

Philip founded Art of Procurement as a way for the procurement community to learn from each other, increasing the impact they have on their organizations. In 2017, he co-founded Palambridge, a virtual platform of procurement experts, technology, and intelligence. Palambridge provides a broad range of flexible procurement solutions, available on-demand.

Prior to Art of Procurement and Palambridge, Philip enjoyed a career that spanned the procurement value chain, working across three continents for organizations such as Accenture, Procurian, Ally Financial, Pfizer and Ford Motor Company.