This Week in Procurement

This Week in Procurement: Developing Procurement Skills – Without Spending a Penny

By May 12, 2017 February 23rd, 2020 No Comments

The “Must Read” this week is a two-parter. I’m always on the lookout for ideas on how I can develop personally, and when I was a Head of Procurement, can I could help my teams develop. This being procurement, I didn’t often have much of a budget, so the lower cost the better!

Peter Smith of Spend Matters UK/Europe shares ten different ways of developing your procurement skills – or the skills of your team – without spending a penny:

Part 1 and Part 2


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OTHER INTERESTING ARTICLES

Why Having Price Down As A Measure Causes A Lack Of Ambition | Allison Ford-Langstaff, Future Purchasing

The Changing Role of the CPO: With Respect Comes Responsibility | Robert J. Bowman, SupplyChainBrain

Regaining Lost Trust for a Highly Collaborative Relationship | Kate Vitasek, Vested

Supply chain visibility used to rank countries | Andrew Allen, CIPS Supply Management

Learning to Work with Machines That Learn What the Experts Know | Robert Handfield, NC State University

Procurement Won’t Advance Until We F*CK SAVINGS! | Michael Lamoureux, Sourcing Innovation


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PROCUREMENT & SERVICE PROVIDER NEWS

Procurement Pay Gap Shock | Procurious


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@ THE ART OF PROCUREMENT

Podcast: How Google is Moving the Procurement Sphere of Influence w/ David Natoff & Bernd Huber