Kronos Group

Category: On Procurement

What difference can an interim purchasing manager make on the procurement spend of your organisation?

Summary Interim managers in purchasing can perform a variety of high-level roles, such as leading procurement processes, managing a range of different projects simultaneously, and delivering value in times of change within your organisation.  They have many capabilities to uplift the efficiency of procurement functions within organisations, such as by augmenting the resources available to […]

Steps to follow when leading your organisation along the path that moulds procurement leaders

Summary The need for procurement leaders to become more involved in the strategic arm of organisations is no longer a luxury but a necessity. Contemporary leaders must provide clear direction on not just implementing strategic procurement but also paving the way to mould future leaders in procurement. Creating strategies that align with the business can […]

How to create value for your organisation through optimised procurement and logistics management

Summary Optimising the management of the procurement and logistics functions within your organisation can only be achieved through a mix-and-match approach of compatible strategies, starting with building a thorough understanding of your needs and leveraging technology to uplift productivity. There on, further effectiveness and productivity can be achieved through greater collaboration within the procurement and […]

E-procurement management: How your organisation can benefit from innovations in procurement

Summary Among the numerous innovations in the procurement space, e-procurement management is seen as a revolutionary step forward that can bring a wide range of benefits to your organisation such as streamlining procurement processes to offer greater efficiency and productivity to your operations.  Other key aspects that e-procurement can enhance include improving supplier relationship management, […]

The procurement maturity model: Where does your organisation stand?

Summary Learning where your organisation currently stands in terms of procurement maturity and clearly identifying any gaps, while laying out decisive procurement goals for the future, could be the difference between operational profits or losses in an uncertain business environment. During these trying times in which businesses have to adapt swiftly and be highly flexible, […]

Practical steps towards achieving successful global procurement transformation

Summary Businesses are highly incentivised to widen their supply chains to reach more countries, driven by the cost and competitive advantages that come with the importation of foreign-made raw materials. This lets them move assembly closer to the market or outsource manufacturing to destinations that allow labour costs to be optimised.  Businesses need to follow […]

How organisations can create value by investing in end-to-end procurement outsourcing

Summary End-to-end procurement outsourcing is a growing industry with many businesses opting to hand over certain functions or entire departments to external parties who have the expertise to carry out those tasks. Over the years, this has proven to be a great way for procurement outsourcing companies to add value to organisations by classifying core […]

How IT procurement consultants are resolving urgent issues in today’s procurement sphere

Summary IT procurement consultants are an important part of the procurement process, especially in today’s business landscape. As businesses face challenges that are indicative of the times they operate in, the need for urgent solutions is becoming increasingly vital. Utilising consultants with experience in procurement and IT can help businesses achieve critical goals such as […]

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Julie Brand

A part of Kronos Group’s team since 2018, Julie is a leader who has honed her specialisation in business transformation and utilised her expansive financial expertise to power business strategy and add value to what we do. She has amassed experience (Pfizer, Sony, AXA, SMEC, Tradelink) all over the world in strategy, project management, analysis, and supply chain.