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Become a Master at Sourcing and Tendering

Sourcing and tendering

In the supply chain business, newbies tend to think sourcing and procurement are the same. However, that assumption isn’t quite right.

Procurement is the process of the getting the goods and services your company needs to fulfil its intended business model, while sourcing is locating said goods and services. Continue Reading

Ops know where the bodies are

“Ops Know Where the Bodies Are”

If you work on a finance team long enough, you get to hear lots of stories.  Some of them you’ll take to the grave.  Some, you can anonymise a bit and share with the team.  This is one such story.  A customer of ours, let’s call him Gary, was tasked with incorporating a newly acquired business into the group.  It was a great chance to expand into a new market as well as pocket some well deserved cash-flow.  The deal was done, the CEO was happy and it was time to start bringing the new company into the fold. Continue Reading

Construction Workers, Celebrities and CFOs

construction, celebrities, cfos-buttonLife wasn’t always about bright lights, red carpets, glitz and glamour for many of our favorite actors, actresses and music stars. Before making it big ( believe it or not ) many of them were just regular people holding down normal jobs. The celebrities discussed below all started out in construction. During their stints as construction workers, they all (with the possible exception of Sean Connery) demonstrated certain characteristics and skills that CFOs need to possess in order to become superb CFOs:
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