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Consulting Procurement Organizations should aim to reach a high level of maturity, where the team is using best-in-class practices and brings significant efficiency gains for the Procurement group and company as a whole. But before an organization can draw their path to excellence, it must first evaluate where it stands today on the Maturity Grid.

Diagnosing Your Consulting Procurement Maturity 1

HR shared service functions now have the credibility, tools and enablers to shape a new destination for their future. There has never been a greater opportunity to reflect on traditional perceptions, operating models, roles and responsibilities. It’s time to move on from HR Shared Services and become People Experience and Solutions Experts

Our research consisted of a qualitative data survey, structured interviews with each participant and a review of the existing research on the future of shared services and HR service delivery technology. 

The Future of HR Shared Services - Becoming People and Solutions Experts 2

The report focuses on our findings in 4 key areas:

  • Service offering – are we the jack of all trades?
  • Structure – is there a silver bullet?
  • Capabilities – how do we up our game?
  • Mindset – are we our own worst enemy?

It also provides guidance on what we believe are two major enablers for change:

  • Data, analytics and insights
  • Line manager capability

HR on the Offensive 3

Today marks her 4th birthday! This 4-year-old child is walking, talking, learning & embracing the world. May she continue to – Enable, Inspire & Transform.

Happy Birthday BlewMinds..!! 4

In this paper, we show you the key steps you must take to ensure the success of your VoC programme – whether it is based on NPS, CES or other metrics.

Your VOC programme is underperforming, and you know it. 5

Digital transformation is a journey, where people stand for the WHY and technologies for the HOW.

How does the future look like? And how do we get there? 6

A supply chain is only as strong as its weakest link. If there is a weak link in the chain, this can harm business. Flexibility in financial matters reduces this risk. Reverse factoring offers this mobility. But supply chain finance done right can do much more for procurement. It can take the relationship with your suppliers to the next level – toward close cooperation that benefits both sides.

WIN-WIN-WIN - Everyone is a winner with supply chain finance 7

In the previous article, we talked about software provider selection. Now, it is time to setup your Project planning: project planning is a kind of roadmap that you need to follow to ensure that the project goes in the right direction.

12 Recommandation To Implement a Source-to-Pay solution-Fix and respect your project planning (Copy) 8

CYLAD Consulting has explored how CREM can be utilized as a short-term mitigation lever during the crisis and contribute to a faster business recovery mid-term. We have also hypothesized which structural changes could be instituted in the long run as part of a smart operating model, to secure the health and safety of employees and maintain business resilience.

CORPORATE REAL ESTATE MANAGEMENT DURING THE COVID-19 CRISIS AND BEYOND 9

E-commerce, mobile applications, social networks, marketplaces … The rise of new channels has significantly changed the habits of retail customers.

WHICH INITIATIVES FOR AN OMNICHANNEL CUSTOMER JOURNEY? 10

Pharmaceutical companies are increasingly having to forge partnerships, mainly due to the rising cost of research and development, the increase in the bargaining power of buyers, more and more restrictive regulations, or the evolution towards an integrated care offer.

STIMULATE INNOVATION AND GROWTH THROUGH STRATEGIC ALLIANCES 11

Creating dynamic and healthy relationships between Clients and Consultants benefits the industry and everyone who is part of it. Once you have selected your preferred Consulting provider for the project and signed your agreement, it’s simply ethical to inform the other Consultants about the reasons behind your choice.

Top 3 benefits from Providing and Receiving Feedback in Consulting 12

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In Procurement, like in other functions, executives try new methods and adjust them with the results. They build on best practices from other professionals and companies and adapt them to their context. You can take the tips we give you in this article as food for thought to implement demand management for the consulting category.

9 tips to successfully implement demand management for consulting 13

In Procurement, like in other functions, executives try new methods and adjust them with the results. They build on best practices from other professionals and companies and adapt them to their context. Here are a few tips to get started on implementing demand management

9 tips to successfully implement demand management for consulting 14

Most humans don’t like change. We are creatures of habit and changes to our routines can create feelings of uncertainty and a loss of control. Changes at work can create concerns around an increased workload and the level of competence needed after the change. That is why developing and delivering the right change management initiatives is imperative to deliver successful change programmes.

Putting people back at the centre of your change – Design Thinking 15

Should disruptive innovation be the sole prerogative of start-ups or internet giants? Should incumbents only settle for incremental innovations, sustaining their existing offers and business models? Couldn’t they imagine drastically new solutions, generate new uses, open new markets, design new value-creating business models? With the Disruptive Engine approach, Theano Advisors helps incumbents seize disruption opportunities.

DISRUPTIVE ENGINE 16

Nous voilà rentrés depuis quelques jours dans la troisième décennie de ce siècle. L’héritage des deux premières est chargé de tensions sociales, religieuses et politiques.

UNE DÉCENNIE HEUREUSE ? – L’EDITO DE MICHEL ZARKA 17

The procurement process is too critical to be left to a flat averaging of reviewers’ scores. Amidst this complexity, you should strive for clarity and simplicity. When evaluating proposals of prospective Consulting providers, this principle can’t be more true.

The 6 Little Secrets of Objective Proposal Evaluation to Help You Select a Winner 18

Demand management is a critical tool for procurement professionals and companies in general. Its implementation for the consulting category is a no-brainer if you want to keep your spend under control and aligned with your strategy.But what are the key steps that can ensure successful Demand Management execution?Below we have mapped out the steps in implementing Demand Management that you can easily apply too.

The 13 Key Steps in Demand Management Implementation 19

You might be nonchalantly asking yourself, why do companies hire Consultants? Great question! To improve a process, to save money, or to get a fresh perspective, but most of all, to get access to very specialized skills that great Consultants can bring in. And as the business environment constantly evolves, it’s safe to say companies […]

Understanding consulting fees to make smarter decisions 20

L’utopie des communautés des années 70 serait-elle de retour ? Maintenant je n’en suis plus si sûr. Voici de quoi vous faire votre propre idée.Virez les managers !

#Nomanager = no future ? Pas si sûr 21

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