Author Archives: Rich Sains

How procurement can better engage the C-Suite post-pandemic

Procurement is having a moment. While globalisation and digital transformation have brought about rapid change in supply chains, COVID-19 accelerated and disrupted this process in equal measure. And the long tail of this – from fuel shortages to supply issues … Read More

Let’s Target the Root Cause of Overwork: Poor Systems and Processes

The topic of burnout has been rising up the agenda for employers across the board in recent years, with workers complaining of increasing workloads not being matched by investments in extra headcount or pay. Then the pandemic happened. As the … Read More

Supercharge your Digital Transformation With These Top 3 Tips

Here at Acada, we have spoken about the need for digital transformation of the procurement profession for years now. However, in spite of the huge benefits that digital transformation can bring, many teams are still early in their adoption of … Read More

Digital transformation is about people, not technology

The key to doing digital transformation right is making sure the process is all about the people   Perhaps the most common mistake we see people make when going through a digital transformation programme is focusing too much on the … Read More

How to Find the Right KPIs for Your Procurement Team

Performance tracking is key to the success of any business process. As the legendary consultant Peter Drucker once said, ‘what gets measured gets managed’, and improvement relies on knowing where you are and where you want to get to. But … Read More

2020 Recap – Business Tech News

2020 was indeed a very unique year. Many of would say passed so quickly, and yet with so little new memories and experiences. However, we managed to get business done, to invent, to transform. Below we present you with 20 … Read More

Five Ways to Ensure Early Engagement in Procurement Projects

Do your stakeholders ask for your involvement in a project too late for you to make a difference? Perhaps when the selection has already been made and they just need help with a contract?  Within the profession it is widely … Read More

Increasing Procurement Effectiveness Through Digital Transformation

Speaking with members of my network I hear many similar stories. Organisations are looking to Procurement teams to deliver more, both in terms of bottom line savings but increasingly top line growth through marketplace innovation. Often, this is without any … Read More

Mastering Procurement Digital Transformation

Digital Procurement is critical to the success of a modern day procurement team and something that many organisations will have embedded to some extent.  The success of their efforts will have been dependent on how effectively their teams have embraced … Read More

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Onboard New Procurement Recruits More Quickly

Bringing in new recruits is a great way to get new ideas and outside knowledge into your team.  However, as most procurement functions work in different ways, it can be challenging to get a new team member up to speed … Read More