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Commitment Matters Blog Is Procurement 'dumbing down' contracts? Published: 09 May 2019 Type: Commitment Matters Blog Twice in the last week I have had conversations with people who think that Procurement functions today are 'dumbing down' contracts. If true, that's a big mistake and will undercut the stated ambition of the function to raise its profile and value. It is also at va...
 
Commitment Matters Blog Ranking (and reforming) Public Procurement: a complex task Published: 06 May 2019 Type: Commitment Matters Blog The Blavatnik School of Government at Oxford University recently released a report containing its 2019 assessment of International Civil Service Effectiveness. Within this, it included a series of specific assessments, one relating to public procurement.
 
Commitment Matters Blog Better Procurement: Platform vs. Panel Published: 13 May 2019 Average Rating: 1.5 / 5 Type: Commitment Matters Blog The use of 'supplier panels' is relatively widespread in modern procurement, especially in categories such as professional services. The concept behind them is that they bring greater speed and efficiency to supplier selection and - in theory - reduce costs. In practi...
 
Commitment Matters Blog Procurement is NOT Commercial Published: 12 Apr 2019 Average Rating: 3.5 / 5 Type: Commitment Matters Blog I am observing a growing trend for Procurement teams to adopt the title 'Commercial'. While I understand the reasons for this, it is typically misleading and misrepresents the true purpose of Commercial Management.
 
Commitment Matters Blog The truth about invoicing Published: 18 Mar 2019 Type: Commitment Matters Blog There is compelling data from a number of sources indicating the scale of invoicing error in business. In some cases, organizations are over-paying their suppliers by 5-7% - an amount that, if corrected, would transform their financial performance.
 
Conference / Meeting Presentations Ask The Expert (APAC TIME): The research is in: This is how you achieve adding more value through better outcomes! Published: 24 Jan 2019 Average Rating: 4.8 / 5 Type: Conference / Meeting Presentations All too often savings is what our stakeholders expect, so where will future savings come from?
 
Articles / White Papers Service Levels and Service Credit Schemes in Outsourcing Published: 07 May 2019 Type: Articles / White Papers Service levels and service credits are probably the most important tools used in outsourcing contracts to ensure that the supplier performs the services to the required standard. At their simplest, these tools objectively define how well the supplier needs to perform and the i...
 
Commitment Matters Blog Legal Spend: Have Law Departments Got It Right? Published: 08 Mar 2019 Type: Commitment Matters Blog The 2018 HBR Consulting report on in-house legal spend contains interesting data. It reveals a continuing, if modest, increase in budget and a tendency towards increased headcount. Of the various efforts to increase efficiency, the adoption or use of technology appears the mos...
 
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