Entries by MRyan

A night of excellence at the National Procurement Awards

The National Procurement Awards recognise procurement for what it is, a core component to a sound supply chain and overall business strategy. In 2020, each entrant faced a very extraordinary year with the pandemic having an impact on businesses across the nation, they demonstrated remarkable courage and ambition to keep going, which was recognised on […]

How to Deliver Realised Cost Savings in 2021

Do you want to save money? I pose this question to you not in a rhetorical sense, aiming to spark some sort of deep reflection on the meaning of life and the futility of wealth; but literally: do you want to save money?   If so, you’re not alone.   Deloitte’s 2020 Chief Procurement Officer […]

How is Procurement Your Company’s Most Strategic Function?

Part 1: Try to visualise this scene. Your R&D department has just finalised your new product design. You’re excited! The development from prototype took months. Jeff from procurement happens to walk by. “Hey, that looks cool.” He picks up your new GPS integrated, smart phone compatible, Spotify connected, ultra slim, fully waterproof fitness watch, and […]

Key Brexit Preparations to Ensure your Business’s Resilience

Key Brexit Preparations to Ensure your Business’s Resilience As the Brexit deadline looms and with trade negotiations in a state of turbulence, Irish businesses must prepare for the change that lies ahead. From the 1st January 2021, rules for trading with the UK will change. IDDEA CEO and strategic sourcing specialist, Ingrid De Doncker, recently […]

Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs): Business Responsibility & Opportunity

 What are SDGs? The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development is a shared action plan for peace and prosperity, for people and the planet, now and into the future. More and more often, articles on LinkedIn are headlined with references to ‘the triple bottom line: people, planet and profit’, ‘the circular economy’, ‘sustainability’ and so on. […]

Promoting Sustainable and Innovative Procurement Culture: Business Opportunities for Public Partnerships

What is Innovation Procurement? Innovation procurement can deliver solutions to challenges of public interest, presenting businesses with opportunities through innovative product response. IDDEA procurement expert, Mary Ryan, provides an overview of the Innovation Procurement Brokers Project, offering valuable first-hand insight.   Through her involvement in Procurement Transformation Institute (PTI), Mary has had the pleasure of […]

World Environment Day – 5th June

Today is #WorldEnvironmentDay.  This is a day where across the globe we come together to educate, celebrate  and try to help our ailing planet and each other.  This year has a significant new and urgent narrative as we all try to adapt to Covid 19 and our future beyond it. Ireland is still in lockdown, […]