Expert Reports

Reduce business risk with collaborative procurement

Regardless of the challenge faced by your business, experts agree that joint working, together with a more coherent and strategic approach to risk and compliance management, will benefit any business. This whitepaper, produced in partnership with Avetta, highlights the problems in the way many businesses go about evaluating potential suppliers, the procurement challenges and how strength in teamwork should be the ultimate goal. 

Empower procurement through intelligent process mining

Are you keen to transform your processes for stronger business performance? This whitepaper, produced in partnership with Celonis, aims to explain how you can make process improvements, and showcases the success of two international telecoms giants, Vodafone and Deutsche Telekom, who are already reaping the benefits.

Performance procurement: How do you create more value?

WNS partnered with CIPS to poll 300 European and global firms across a broad range of company sizes and industries to gain insights into the mindset of the best performing procurement organisations.  

The plan was to examine the relationship between value and alignment and to use that to develop a new, more dynamic best-in-class benchmark for the industry. Read this expert report to discover the results.

Managing procurement risk in highly regulated sectors

Read this CIPS Download report, produced in partnership with Determine as we discuss why in a volatile, technologically-driven marketplace, making sure you are playing by the rules is critical if companies are to avoid hefty fines, reputational damage and the erosion of trust

The digital transformation game

This CIPS Download report, in partnership with Expense Reduction Analysts (ERA), explores some of the inconvenient truths procurement and supply chain leaders must first confront if they're to avoid being left behind in the digital transformation game

How ethical is your supply chain?

With the fight against corruption an urgent priority for governments and regulators, research by EcoVadis suggests that many companies do not have the systems and procedures in place to protect their bottom line or their reputation.

Read this whitepaper for key insight from EcoVadis’s first anti-corruption report, based on assessments of more than 20,000 businesses across 100 countries and 150 industries.

Building a bimodal supply chain

Connecting supply chain efficiency and growth

Today’s business leaders expect a lot from their supply chains – efficiency, growth, operational improvements, innovative ideas and disciplined cost management. Unfortunately, most strategies focus only on improving supply chain efficiency.

Read this paper from Kinaxis to learn more about the importance of a new approach that delivers on all fronts – the bimodal supply chain.