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Change management

  • "Heir to the throne" illustration © Robert Ball Heir to the throneSkill shortages are a perennial problem for procurement leaders. Rigorous succession planning and building talent and opportunities within the organisation are very much part of the solution.
  • Businessmen shaking hands © Alamy Joining forces looks good againThanks to better trading conditions companies are looking to develop strategies for the upturn. Mergers and acquisitions are on the increase and the experts Nick Martindale spoke to insist procurement should be involved 'from the very beginning' – to assess risks, work out cost synergies and make savings.
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Change management articles

  • "Heir to the throne" illustration © Robert Ball Heir to the throneSkill shortages are a perennial problem for procurement leaders. Rigorous succession planning and building talent and opportunities within the organisation are very much part of the solution.
  • "The balance of power" illustration © Fernando Volkin Togni The balance of powerPost-recession we are entering a world of scarcity that will move the balance of power away from buyers into the hands of suppliers. Organisations that have nurtured customer of 
choice programmes will gain the most, says Rima Evans.
  • Businessmen shaking hands © Alamy Joining forces looks good againThanks to better trading conditions companies are looking to develop strategies for the upturn. Mergers and acquisitions are on the increase and the experts Nick Martindale spoke to insist procurement should be involved 'from the very beginning' – to assess risks, work out cost synergies and make savings.
  • Drilling for oil in Russia © Shutterstock Bear necessitiesAs hostilities fester between Russia and Ukraine, it is vital for Europe's business leaders to know their supply chain risks – and what sanctions are being imposed, says Andrew Pring.
  • Workers on Foxxcon assembly line, China © Alamy From buyer to entrepreneurThe procurement function has a unique chance to transform its value proposition in the next decade, say Peter Spiller and Nicolas Reinecke from McKinsey & Company.
  • Generic laptop, tablet and smartphone © iStock Left to their own devicesCompanies are increasingly taking the 'bring your own device' approach to IT use. Nick Martindale points out possible benefits, but also highlights the potential problems if procurement loses control of the process.
  • Wayne Gretzky © HŒkan Dahlstršm/SportNet 10 future paths for procurementA study conducted by EBS Business School has identified 10 areas where the purchasing function could contribute to corporate productivity as it evolves.
  • British soliders in Afghanistan © iStock Tools of other trades: Jane ChestersWhat lessons can the business world learn from the armed forces about managing change?
  • Reputation in the spotlightOnce considered by many to be a back-office function, does procurement's enhanced status in the current climate mean it is holding its own in the corporate hierarchy? Andy Allen investigates.
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