Sam Walker's blog

Not enough demand to meet your volume commitments – what should you do?

  • Published on: 11 June 2020
  • By: Sam Walker

When you signed that contract, you were absolutely sure that you could guarantee that spend and the volume commitment felt like a piece of cake… now though the world has changed and that contractual obligation is going to potentially cause irrevocable damage.

What Is A Volume Commitment? 

When Life Gives You Lemons, Make Lemonade

  • Published on: 4 June 2020
  • By: Sam Walker

“When life gives you lemonsmake lemonade” is a proverbial phrase used to encourage optimism and a positive can-do attitude in the face of adversity or misfortune. Most of us have been in receipt of some lemons recently, or can expect some. It’s important to consider how we are (or will) react, and how a shift in perspective might yield lemonade.

The Future of Procurement is Digital

  • Published on: 28 May 2020
  • By: Sam Walker

As is the case with virtually all organisations, the future of procurement is digital and with advances in technology, organisations are able to save time and be more efficient throughout the supply chain. Procurement software and platforms will, for many small to medium enterprises (SMEs), or financially struggling Public Sector bodies, be the difference between sinking or swimming in a post COVID recovery.

Optimising the procurement process

  • Published on: 21 May 2020
  • By: Sam Walker

Boosting sourcing efficiency in a post COVID world

The role of procurement has always extended far beyond its primary function to source goods and services in response to internal needs, but what happens as those needs are uncertain and changing? A world-class procurement function aims to optimise the entire sourcing process to deliver significant value across the organisation and this is still true but now we need to consider a post COVID world.