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Industry Insights on the ESPP: Expert Perspectives and Implications

Industry Insights on the ESPP: Expert Perspectives and Implications

Welcome back! If you missed Part 1, we covered the fundamentals of the Environmentally Sustainable Procurement Policy (ESPP) and why it matters for Australian businesses and the environment. We also explored what the policy entails and how it encourages sustainable practices across high-impact procurement categories. Here’s a recap to get…

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Australian Government: Environmental Sustainable Procurement Policy

Australian Government: Environmental Sustainable Procurement Policy

The Australian Government is making strides towards sustainability with the upcoming Environmentally Sustainable Procurement (ESP) Policy, set to commence in July 2024. This policy aims to integrate circular economy principles into procurement practices, promoting environmental responsibility and innovation across various sectors. Here’s the low-down:  What it is: The ESPP is…

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What Makes a Supplier Relationship Truly Successful? – Part 2

Procurement consulting and Supplier Relationship Management

Having laid the foundation of strong supplier relationships in Part 1, exploring effective communication and trust-building, it’s time to turn our attention to the analytical tools and strategies that drive Supplier Relationship Management (SRM) to new heights. In this part, we will explore how performance metrics, risk management, negotiation tactics,…

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What Makes a Supplier Relationship Truly Successful? – Part 1

Imagine a company that consistently saves millions annually while maintaining top-notch product quality and pioneering innovations in its industry. The secret behind such success often lies in effective supplier relationships. Strong supplier relationships are the backbone of successful procurement, and their impact is profound. According to a Deloitte study, businesses…

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How Early Procurement Gets You What You Want: Insider Strategies Revealed! 

Procurement Professional Services

Here’s a day in the life of a Procurement Professional:  “How did I not know about this? Why was this not on the sourcing project plan? When did you decide to go to market?”   Many procurement professionals experience these moments of surprise and frustration, which typically arise from being brought…

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Outsourcing vs. In-House: Why Procurement Consultants Outperform in Strategic Sourcing 

Procurement Strategy Consulting

Welcome to Part 2 of our exploration into Strategic Sourcing Strategies. Having laid the groundwork by defining strategic sourcing and its key components in Part 1, we now turn our focus to the invaluable contributions of procurement consultants.   In this segment, we will explore how these experts apply their deep…

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Rethinking Strategic Sourcing: A Guide from Procurement Consultants  

“Give me six hours to chop down a tree, and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe.” Abraham Lincoln’s words echo profoundly in the world of strategic sourcing, where preparation, precision, and the right tools define the success of procurement strategies. A well-crafted strategic sourcing strategy that is…

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AI in Procurement: Part 3 – Bots, Benefits & Ethics

In this series, we discuss AI’s impact on procurement. We’ve unpacked GenAI in Part 1 and delved into the predictive power of Machine Learning in reshaping procurement strategies and decision-making in Part 2. In the final instalment, we pivot towards the negotiation arena, introducing Haggle Bots and discussing the broader cases…

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AI in Procurement: Part 2 – Predicting & Decisioning

Welcome back to our exploration of AI’s impact on Procurement. If you missed Part 1, which covered the basics of AI in Procurement and the ground-breaking role of GenAI, make sure to catch up. Now, we dive deeper into Machine Learning and Predictive Analytics, demonstrating their pivotal roles in refining…

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AI in Procurement: Part 1 – Hello GenAI

Procurement is radically transforming with the introduction of Artificial Intelligence (AI). The potential is ginormous. Is that an enormous overstatement? Amara said that society tends to overstate the short-term effects of technology while underestimating its long-term implications. In this three-part series, we will explore how AI automates and optimises Procurement,…

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