10 Online Resources Every Procurement Professional Needs

by | Nov 6, 2019 | Procurement and Contracting

Procurement is always evolving, so it’s essential to know where to get the latest news, research and updates. We’ve put together our must-know list of 10 best resources to help you stay up to date on all things procurement. Best of all, they’re all free.

If we’ve missed anything, comment below with your own suggestions. And don’t forget to bookmark this article, so you can refer back when you need to find procurement resources.

Here’s our list of must-know online resources:

  1. Government websites

The first websites to bookmark are local government websites. These sites are trustworthy resources for the latest local government procurement policy and requirements that are relevant to different categories.

You will typically find procurement practice guides, templates, workbooks, frameworks and more. Good examples are WA Government Procurement Practice Resources and NSW Government’s ProcurePoint.

  1. Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply (CIPS)

The CIPS is the peak global professional body for anyone in procurement and supply chain management. Because the CIPS is dedicated to promoting best practice and continuous improvement in procurement standards, it’s no surprise that its website is one of the top places to get best practice guidance, tools and templates.

  1. LinkedIn

As the world’s largest professional network, LinkedIn is a powerful tool for supply chain and procurement specialists.

Simply search for groups of procurement professionals to join. These otherwise unreachable experts will become valuable contacts in your professional life.

  1. Supply Chain Digital

No doubt about it – Supply Chain Digital is one of the websites you should read on an almost daily basis. Dive into interviews with Procurement, Logistics and Supply Chain Executives on topics ranging from Procurement Transformation to Digital Supply Chain, Data Analytics, Contract Management, Risk Management and more.

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  1. Spend Matters

Launched in 2004, Spend Matters was one of the first blogs specialising in procurement and supply. Topics covered are varied, thanks to the broad range of procurement experts who contribute. The site also provides “Premium Research” for a view of upcoming trends.

  1. Procurious

Procurious is an online business network for procurement and supply chain professionals. It was developed by a group of seasoned procurement professionals with the mission to create a space for the widespread and disconnected community to collaborate online. Today it boasts a global community of more than 32,000 procurement professionals across 145 countries.

Join the network to access the latest news, advice market intelligence and events; build your personal brand; contribute to relevant discussions and expand your network.

  1. Supply Chain Dive

Supply Chain Dive is another great resource covering everything from procurement to technology, risk, logistics and more. You can browse research, opinion articles, events and even jobs.

     8. CFO.com

It’s valuable to understand procurement from the perspective of your CFO – and that’s exactly what CFO.com offers. By understanding your CFO’s view, you can better plan and build business cases that will get across the line.

  1. Social Traders

Another unique addition to the list – Social Traders sets out to create jobs for disadvantaged Australians by linking government and business buyers with social enterprises.

The not-for-profit also provides lots of very useful resources for procurement professionals, especially around social procurement.

  1. Transformed’s Procurement and Contracting blog

We couldn’t leave ourselves off the list! Our articles and resources are written by procurement experts with years of industry experience. Our Procurement and Contracting blog provides advice and trends on a range of topics from supplier-enabled innovation to the biggest mistakes procurement managers make with specifications.

The best part? If you find a topic you want to know more about, you can join our online short courses.


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