Making Remote Procurement Work: Strategies and Tools to Manage Business as Usual in An Unusual New World

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In a recent article in CPO Strategy by lain Campbell-McKenna, he rightfully pointed out that remote working is not a new thing. The idea of working from home was “more of a concept along the lines of the four-day workweek and flex-hours, hence was promising but not necessarily practical on a large scale.” With COVID-19 it is a whole new ball game. We are all, as Campbell-McKenna put it “for now, and the foreseeable future together on our own.” How do we then move beyond our comfort zones to adopt new strategies, practices, and tools to deliver a higher level of expectation?
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Current macroeconomic developments make it clear that returning to a pre-COVID-19 “normal” is not in sight. Manufacturers are facing headwinds in the form of double-digit inflation, labour shortages and energy scarcity, along with new regulations
that are driving an increasing imperative to reduce waste and emissions. These headwinds impose new constraints on operations, drive complexity and unveil hidden vulnerabilities, fundamentally changing the balance of supply and demand in the process. It is no surprise that global value chain failures are becoming more commonplace in such a challenging business environment

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Current macroeconomic developments make it clear that returning to a pre-COVID-19 “normal” is not in sight. Manufacturers are facing headwinds in the form of double-digit inflation, labour shortages and energy scarcity, along with new regulations
that are driving an increasing imperative to reduce waste and emissions. These headwinds impose new constraints on operations, drive complexity and unveil hidden vulnerabilities, fundamentally changing the balance of supply and demand in the process. It is no surprise that global value chain failures are becoming more commonplace in such a challenging business environment

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