Rachel Sharp


Strategy research: Data and technology

Although most procurement executives rely on data when making decisions, visibility and integration issues continue to hinder the function’s use of technology

Upgrading category management to deliver value beyond savings

The procurement team at NSW Trainlink introduced the concept of category management for the first time at the business. But, rather than just stick to what they knew, the team decided that they wanted it to deliver more, especially in terms of supplier development

Building agile pods at Barclays

Phil Thomas, managing director, head of global sourcing, shares his plans for reorganising the sourcing function for performance and agility

Developing a supplier scorecard

In the second part of this case study series, Procurement Leaders looks at how packaging firm DS Smith went about developing a supplier scorecard to improve relationships and drive out innovation

Using an academy to align talent

The third and final case study in the series looks at how voestalpine established an academy to ensure the procurement function could keep up with the wider transformation