Time for a Reality Check

13 Jan 2010 Posted by Pete Loughlin in Purchase to Pay

No TV executive will ever commission “America’s got Supply Chain” even if it is hosted by Simon Cowell. But why is procurement so rarely seen as truly strategic and a critical part of the business? Because it should be.

Buyer Beware – Regulation is on its way

10 Jan 2010 Posted by Pete Loughlin in Purchase to Pay

The regulation of supply chain tactics is long overdue and will, if acted upon early enough, will help to avoid the potential meltdown in the supply chain of consumer goods. Following a 3 year enquiry by the competition commission, the UK Government is set to…

Purchase to Pay – easier said than done

10 Jan 2010 Posted by Pete Loughlin in Purchase to Pay

Whether you call it P2P, Purchase to Pay, Req to check, or some other buzz wordy name, the business of optimising the procurement and settlement processes remains a hot topic. But the panacea that that can streamline the end to end procurement and financial supply…