Performance Improvement Publications

  • Removing Trade Obstacles That Promote Hunger

    July 14, 2014 | Forbes.com

    Currently 30% of food produced is lost or wasted between farm and fork, but The Trade Facilitation agreement could create faster customs procedures that will impact world hunger, environmental sustainability and economic development.

  • What does fourth-generation procurement look like?

    April 24, 2014 | Performance Improvement | Bangkok Post

    As we mentioned in the first column of this two-part series, our candid interviews with 60 executives throughout Asia-Pacific helped us see where they feel they are lagging in procurement capabilities at a time when such mounting pressures as cost volatility make it more important than ever to

  • Why procurement needs an overhaul in Asia-Pacific

    April 08, 2014 | Performance Improvement | Bangkok Post

    Procurement represents the lion’s share—as much as 80%—of overall costs in some industries such as automobiles, textiles and electronics. Yet the vast majority of executives readily admit their companies rely on procurement capabilities that are no better than those of their competitors or are

  • Performance improvement amid a lingering downturn

    April 04, 2014 | Performance Improvement | Businessworld

    With India experiencing seven consecutive quarters of sub-5 per cent GDP growth after a dismal third-quarter figure of 4.7 per cent and core sector output falling to 1.6 per cent in January, more companies are looking for out-of-the-box methods to enhance performance, capture growth and reduce

  • Adding value through better procurement

    February 28, 2014 | Performance Improvement | The Business Times (Singapore)

    AS we mentioned in the first of this two-part series, our candid interviews with 60 executives throughout Asia-Pacific helped us see where they feel they're lagging in procurement capabilities, at a time when such mounting pressures as cost volatility make it more important than ever to catch up.

  • Why procurement in Asia-Pac needs overhaul

    February 27, 2014 | Performance Improvement | The Business Times (Singapore)

    SCRATCH an industry leader, and you'll find an iron-clad procurement operation. What companies such as Apple and Walmart have learnt on the way to the top of their industries is that procurement leaders are cost leaders with a clear edge over rivals. Cost leaders can out-invest in innovation,

  • Winning with procurement in Asia

    February 10, 2014 | Performance Improvement | CEO Forum

    More than half of Asia-Pacific CEOs feel their supply base is underdeveloped, and only 40% are satisfied with their procurement talent. It’s time to learn from companies that achieved 2% margin gains by improving procurement.

  • Tackling Asia’s procurement challenge

    February 05, 2014 | Performance Improvement | The Malaysian Insider

    Procurement represents the lion’s share—as much as 80 percent—of overall costs in some industries, and companies like Walmart and Apple have demonstrated that procurement leaders are cost leaders in their industries, with a clear edge over rivals. Nowhere is the pressure to improve procurement as

  • Tackling Asia’s procurement challenge

    February 04, 2014 | Performance Improvement | Jakarta Post

    Nowhere is the pressure to improve procurement as intense as in Asia-Pacific, both for domestic and multinational companies that rely on the region as an important source of goods and services.

  • Saving to grow: Using procurement to win in Asia

    January 23, 2014 | Performance Improvement | Forbes.com

    Procurement represents the lion’s share—as much as 80%—of overall costs in some industries, and companies like Wal-Mart and Apple have demonstrated that procurement leaders are cost leaders in their industries, with a clear edge over rivals. Nowhere is the pressure to improve procurement as intense