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Wed 20 Mar 2013
Jonathan Webb Jonathan Webb

One of the oft-mentioned worries for buyers is the financial health of their suppliers. This is not because of altruistic worrywarts occupying procurement, but a concern for delivery.

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Thu 16 Aug 2012
Jonathan Webb Jonathan Webb

Procurement people tend to be a predictable bunch. Give them a bit of price transparency here and a few cut costs there and they are happy.

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Tue 08 May 2012
Jonathan Webb Jonathan Webb

It's coming to the first anniversary of the UK Bribery Act's introduction. The Act caused a frison of fear throughout the business industry when it was introduced.

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Fri 09 Mar 2012
Jonathan Webb Jonathan Webb

There have been many developments in risk mapping and prediction software since a 15-metre wave travelling at 800 miles an hour struck the south of Japan on 11 March 2011.

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Tue 10 Jan 2012
Jonathan Webb Jonathan Webb

The preliminary findings of our CPO 2012 Strategy study seem to support the view that it takes few practical measures to build supply chain resilience. Typically, managers tend to rely heavily on the power of documentation and contracts to protect them.

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Tue 13 Dec 2011
Jonathan Webb Jonathan Webb

The floods in Thailand earlier this year knocked out much of the world’s hard disk production. Intel announced yesterday that it will miss its profit targets because of the scarcity brought about by this crisis. But what can procurement do about this?

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Mon 29 Aug 2011
Jonathan Webb Jonathan Webb

Thought Leaders is a series of regular posts from experts from across industries and regions, looking at the issues procurement faces today. In this post, Procurement Intelligence Unit research analyst Jonathan Webb looks at room for improvement in procurement’s approach to managing risk.

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Thu 11 Aug 2011
Jonathan Webb Jonathan Webb

Monday night saw significant unrest in London - close to the PIU’s Clapham offices. Can we learn from these terrible events?

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Thu 02 Jun 2011
Jonathan Webb Jonathan Webb

The world’s toughest anti-corruption legislation is to come into force in the UK this July. The law heavily penalises both the payment and receipt of bribes. It also criminalises the failure to prevent a bribe, which can result in an unlimited fine and the imprisonment of senior leadership.

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Thu 19 May 2011
Jonathan Webb Jonathan Webb

Recently released figures show that the Japanese economy has dipped into a recession. The economic shockwaves are also affecting other countries.

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