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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 […]

How sustainable procurement training can offset the impact of the looming global recession in 2023

Summary Even the most experienced economist or economic body cannot predict a recession and its impact with absolute certainty. And even though businesses are aware of the impending recession, they may not be fully prepared or aware of how to deal with the repercussions. Together with a sustainable procurement training programme, businesses can develop contingency […]

The 4 best procurement practices every company needs to know

Summary There are four key features that spell success for any procurement function—regardless of industry or size.  They are: ——————————————————————————————————————– Modern-day business managers are constantly racking their brains, trying to stay on top of an ever-evolving, unstable market and remain competitive in a global marketplace.  The vulnerability of the procurement function is a popular topic, […]

The role of e-procurement in the purchasing process

Summary All businesses are on the path to digitalisation. The rapid pace at which technology adapts, however, means that this journey is in constant progress.  Benefitting from the many advantages of a more streamlined digital procurement process enhances your business from the inside-out. It helps you: Create transparency: transparency is a valuable feature for any […]


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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.