Keeping up to date with constant change is one of the challenges of being a procurement professional. Procurement often has to face the challenge of organisational changes. They must keep up with innovations in technology and stay up to date with ideas about what is considered best practice if they are to do a good job.

Fortunately there are some great procurement blogs and resources out there to help you stay up to date with all the latest ideas and innovations. Below we have compiled a list of some our favourites, in no particular order of importance or preference.

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Procurement Leaders

A good resource for white papers and articles on anything and everything to do with procurement. The wide variety of topics covered include procurement technology, spend analytics and talent and leadership.

Must read: Tech trends 2016, Part II: The supply chain goes digital

Next Level Purchasing

If you read blogs to educate yourself then the Next Level Purchasing blog is a great place to start as the focus is on training and certification. The blog contains practical and useful articles as well as thought provoking pieces with a focus on personal development.

Must Read: 34 Procurement Experts Predict 2015 Trends

Spend Matters

Another great procurement blog that has established itself as a thought leader in the industry. A great place to find original, interesting and engaging articles.

Must Read: 10 things you always wanted to know about tail spend

Supply Management

An easy to navigate and authoritative procurement blog with topics including  supply chain, supplier relationship management and outsourcing. The resources section of the website includes a number of  practical best practice guides.

Must Read: Three ways to communicate the value of supply chain management to the board

Sourcing Innovation

Sourcing Innovation is a procurement blog authored and edited by Michael Lamoureux, also known as the doctor.  The blog is aimed at professionals who are looking to improve and educate themselves.

Must Read: The importance of tail end spend management

CPO Rising

A procurement blog that is updated regularly with new content and is aimed primarily at Chief Procurement Officers. Topics covered include complex categories, strategic sourcing and includes a large section of articles just for CPOs.

Must Read: The true impact of procurement on contingent workforce management

Supply Chain Digital

The blog covers sectors including logistics, warehousing, procurement and supply chain management. If you prefer to watch video content then you might enjoy the video section on the site which posts interesting supply chain related videos.

Must Read: Supply chain predictions for 2016

Logistics Briefing

A comprehensive site aimed at the logistics industry with a lot of high quality market research and up to date news articles. Blog articles require a subscription.

Must Read: Brick and Mortar isn’t quite dead yet

Procurement Insights

This procurement blog written by Jon Hansen contains some interesting and thought provoking articles, worth a look.

Must Read: Would 50% of all procurement professionals really choose a different career?

Did we miss you out? This is just a quick list of some of the blogs we like but please let us know if you have a blog that you think should be included on this list.

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