My first real job was working in my local Woolworths store in England, where the biggest seller was the pick ‘n’ mix sweets. The choice was almost limitless – from cola bottles to flying saucers and everything in between.
Why is that relevant, I hear you ask? Well, as I reflected on the articles I have been reading this week it took me back to those pick ‘n’ mix days. I came across a lot of articles that I wanted to share – but I couldn’t make up my mind on what to select as the “must read”.
So, what I thought I would do this week is share the articles, and let you decide the must read. Take your pick…!
Strategic Negotiations in Indirect Procurement | John Viner-Smith, Mercer
How to make chatbots a massive chance for Procurement? | Bertrand Maltaverne, POOL4TOOL
Insights from the SEIC Diagnostic | David Rae, Procurement Leaders
Negotiation, Trump-Style – The Winner Takes It All | Elliot Epstein, Salient Communications
The impact of Brexit and Trump on salaries and bonuses | Edbury Daley – (I don’t typically include articles that require an email address to view, however I have always found the quarterly report on the State of the UK Procurement Job Market to be worthwhile reading… if you are in the UK of course!)
Supply Chains And Adjusting To Trump: Think Local And Global | Kate Vitasek, University of Tennessee
Scouting and Retaining Young Supply Chain Talent: A (Millennial) Recruiter’s Experience | Leandra Taylor, Spend Matters
The traditional outsourcing model is officially out of value, but the future is bright for co-innovation partnerships | Phil Fersht, Horses for Sources
Investing in disaster resilience now ‘mission critical’ for business | Adela Suliman and Sophie Hares, Reuters
Thinking Outside The Box | Margaret Gilbert, Contract Matters
Hackett Group Research Points to Significant Talent and Strategy Gaps in Procurement | Patrick Burnson, SCMR
PROCUREMENT & SERVICE PROVIDER NEWS
ISO 20400: What You Need to Know About the New Sustainable Procurement Standard | Edmund Zagorin, Electronic Auction Services Inc
White House prepares sweeping review of trade deals | Josh Dawsey and Megan Cassella, Politico
@ THE ART OF PROCUREMENT
Blog: What’s the Story…(Procurement) by Gordon Donovan
Blog: The Increasing Gap Between Business Strategy and Procurement Results by Philip Ideson
Until next time…