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Procurement in Practice: More Than Just Models

It is often said that practice makes perfect. This is certainly true in the field of procurement and supply. Supply chain organisations around the world do not need professionals who can talk the talk, they also need to walk the [...]

Procurement in Practice: More Than Just Models2020-07-27T10:37:57+00:00

Analysing Supply And Demand Using Kraljic Matrix And Kenton Supply Model

Selecting the most appropriate purchasing strategy for the organisation’s products and services is paramount for any procurement professional. In this blog post, we review how both the Kraljic Matrix and Kenton Supply Model can be used to evaluate risk and [...]

Analysing Supply And Demand Using Kraljic Matrix And Kenton Supply Model2020-01-06T11:23:28+00:00

Porter’s Five Forces Revisited: Are There Really Five Forces?

Back in 1979, Michael Porter created Porter’s Five Forces Model. He suggested portrayed the five forces that shape industry competition as well as strategy. Those five forces consisted of the bargaining power of suppliers, the bargaining power of buyers, the [...]

Porter’s Five Forces Revisited: Are There Really Five Forces?2019-08-19T10:22:51+00:00

A Broader Look At The Five Rights of Procurement

Procurement objectives and analysis of the procurement function are normally set against the five rights of procurement. Over the years this approach has been highly successful, but as the role of procurement develops, so does the interpretation of the five [...]

A Broader Look At The Five Rights of Procurement2019-11-12T00:08:00+00:00

Procurement Lessons: Avoiding Failure With Outsourcing Customer Support

Damage to an organisation’s reputation can have a direct and catastrophic impact upon its market share and profitability. Yet time and time again large corporations and institutes continue to engage in ‘toxic' outsourcing. This is the strategic decision to outsource [...]

Procurement Lessons: Avoiding Failure With Outsourcing Customer Support2019-01-21T14:20:40+00:00

Oxford College Of Procure and Supply Students Score Exceptional CIPS Exam Results!

Oxford College Of Procure and Supply are celebrating a superb set of CIPS Exam results for the recent July 2018 examination board. Students achieved an overall 92% pass rate, a fantastic result! Our reputation for delivering exceptional examination results continued, [...]

Oxford College Of Procure and Supply Students Score Exceptional CIPS Exam Results!2019-11-12T00:11:22+00:00