Large organisations are often unsure of which sourcing avenue to take or how to structure their commercial functions. This blog talks about the differences between the scope of work of Procurement and Vendor Management teams and argues the pros and cons of Supplier Consolidation.
The Manchester United Official app turns the traditional relationship between apps and loyalty on its head. Here’s why. When the Official Manchester United app launched last month, it rapidly scaled the App Store’s download charts, becoming the most popular sports app in 68 markets across the world.
You can choose to have a secure service on the internet, or to have no business at all. Security is top priority: it’s right up there with a great idea and market leading […]
Understanding the value of IT The law of demand is probably the most famous of economics theories and one that we are all aware of in our daily lives – in general, the […]
Key Points: Start-up behaviours are poorly understood in large organisations Lean is subject to misrepresentation thus can be resisted by organisations To succeed you must know the levers to aim for; MVP, A/B […]
There was recently a fantastic viral internet cartoon featuring a teenage duck yelling to its parents that it “can’t find it anywhere!”, with ‘it’ being a ball positioned right next to the teenager […]
1990s: ‘The Starting Line’ When I started my Sourcing career in the late 90s the natural order of things was simpler. Professors Wilcox and Lacity had started their never to end World Tour […]
Key Points • Despite the name, there are servers involved, you just never have to worry about them • They are ideally suited to simple functions with clear use cases that can have […]
Before we begin to talk about Digital at all, it’s always worth trying to define what we mean by ‘Digital’ as there’s plenty of mythology that builds up about it. When we at […]
One of my first jobs fresh out of management training was as a service manager in a financial services organisation. I really enjoyed that role as it gave me the opportunity to work […]
“You’re not falling over enough”: that was a bit of unsolicited advice that a colleague of mine once gave me. Not in any kind of work context; we were on a long weekend’s […]
It has been recognised that due to the constant changes and growth in the use of technology, our laws are struggling to keep up and issues related to data misuse are occurring too […]