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Tue 08 Apr 2014
Steve Hall Steve Hall

Procurement delivers savings and, at its most effective, business value, but perhaps the legacy of the function is different. As a developer of talent, procurement is in a position to provide expertise into the organisation, but as an exporter of talent into the business, it can be its most influential.

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Mon 07 Apr 2014
Paul Teague Paul Teague

We have heard the rationale behind strategic sourcing for so long that you’d think the concept would be universal today, or at least widespread. Is it? Bob Rudzki doesn’t think so, and he has a theory of why it isn’t.

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Tue 01 Apr 2014
Steve Hall Steve Hall

A decision on which font to use could represent huge savings to the US Government, but perhaps the dilemma it poses also helps put procurement’s role into context.

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Mon 31 Mar 2014
Paul Teague Paul Teague

If you’re trying to figure out how to attract the next generation of procurement talent - and if you’re not, you should be - here’s a suggestion: Start a procurement club.

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Fri 28 Mar 2014
Tim Burt Tim Burt

The deal for SAP to buy Fieldglass has the potential to streamline contingent workforce spend but concerns remain.

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Fri 28 Mar 2014
Nick Petford Nick Petford

Recently, public sector procurement practices have been the focus of much attention from both the media and politicians. The reason for this is the release of two reports from the British Government which have highlighted the role of companies in society and a growing realisation that social value is an integral part of the criteria in decision making.

 

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Thu 27 Mar 2014
Iain Tomkinson Iain Tomkinson

Resellers and procurement chiefs are increasingly being asked to procure stock through Amazon resellers. But why is this happening, what are the real risks, and what can procurement chiefs do about such requests?

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Wed 26 Mar 2014
Catherine Lauder Catherine Lauder

Continuity of service is absolutely crucial when employing auditors, but does this lead to complacency about the prices and levels of service offered?

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