At Sustain 2016 in Paris, the annual innovation conference, organised by solution provider EcoVadis, procurement and sustainability leaders from European and North American multinationals came together to exchange ideas and best practices.
Those individuals that are able to do things differently and bring about change play a vital role in moving teams, functions and businesses forward. Embracing those skills is key to driving transformation.
New items of legislation for transparency within procurement should not be treated with annoyance but should serve as a springboard to look within your own company at ways to improve the transparency of your own supply chain.
Procurement has long had the reputation of being a function that inhibits the business, creating rules and limits where none need to exist. Many functions are trying to change that perception but to do so requires an understanding of where you are trying to get to
Sometimes it’s worth looking at where procurement has gained the most ground to understand where it’s going next. Automotive has been one of those crucibles of success and one of the areas where there remains a fascinating balance in the procurement space between old values and new ideas.
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