My Blog : Thomas Seal My Blog : Thomas Seal en Mon, 02 Mar 2015 20:30:55 GMT 10080 Affino 5 RSS Generator Thomas Seal Gaining An Insight On The Underlying Drivers Of Cost <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ImageThumb1" style="float:left;"><a href=""><img src="" border="0" hspace="5" vspace="5" /></a></div> <div id="ItemTeaser1" style="float:left;"> Gaining cost transparency within indirect categories is a difficult business, but by following a few simple steps you can achieve this and get a complete understanding of cost drivers in some of the most complex of categories. </div> </div> Thu, 11 Sep 2014 10:27:00 +0000 The Savings Paradox <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ImageThumb2" style="float:left;"><a href=""><img src="" border="0" hspace="5" vspace="5" /></a></div> <div id="ItemTeaser2" style="float:left;"> How is the function managing to sustain savings in spite of a predicted inflation averaging around 4%? </div> </div> Thu, 27 Jun 2013 16:22:00 +0000 Timken's procurement journey <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser3" style="float:left;"> Having spent a lot of time over the last year investigating what the future might hold, it is interesting to hear the views of those who are making decisions now to prepare for what&rsquo;s next. </div> </div> Wed, 27 Mar 2013 10:28:00 +0000 When innovation backfires <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser4" style="float:left;"> Suppliers are constantly innovating, some more than others, but this isn&rsquo;t always a benefit for their customers. </div> </div> Fri, 08 Feb 2013 13:22:00 +0000 What is a strategy anyway? <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser5" style="float:left;"> Most of us recognise we will need a strategy to achieve our objectives, but while that seems a familiar enough idea, procurement execs need to understand a few nuances. </div> </div> Fri, 01 Feb 2013 12:05:00 +0000 M&A hiatus means procurement progress <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser6" style="float:left;"> The last few years, since the credit crunch, have been fairly quiet on the mergers and acquisitions front. This might be just what the procurement function needs, as corporate actions are the root cause of many of procurement&rsquo;s challenges. &nbsp; </div> </div> Tue, 08 Jan 2013 11:02:00 +0000 Capability Development: Parallels with High Performance Sport <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser7" style="float:left;"> Techniques routinely used to boost performance in sport also apply in business. </div> </div> Wed, 08 Feb 2012 15:56:00 +0000 Commodity Price Volatility: A Distraction from the Real Challenge <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser8" style="float:left;"> The commodity prices we see and pay are not a true reflection of supply and demand. </div> </div> Thu, 26 Jan 2012 16:20:00 +0000 Procurement versus Purchasing <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser9" style="float:left;"> Over the last decade there has been much debate about what we should call our function. </div> </div> Thu, 19 Jan 2012 16:39:00 +0000 Human resources development - 5% problem, 95% solution <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ItemTeaser10" style="float:left;"> When it comes to business, people tend to make up around 5% of the problems, but 95% of the solution to those problems. </div> </div> Tue, 30 Aug 2011 15:19:00 +0000