EU referendum: Resources and Reactions

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While the United Kingdom voted to leave the European Union, Procurement Leaders fundamentals, values and commitment to our global membership community has not changed.


During this time of change and adjustment for many global organizations, we are dedicated to supporting our members in an agile fashion. You can count on us to continue to closely monitor the landscape as businesses move from speculation to planning. We will continue to update you with resources and reactions from the community on this page over the coming months of adjustment.

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EU referendum: Reactions

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EU referendum: Resources

For convenience and efficiency, Procurement Leaders will continually collate the latest details on implications and opportunities being presented in addition to sharing some of the international perspectives of our 700 international member organizations.

Brexit Resources

First response: Implications for procurement from Theresa May's Brexit speech

First response: Implications for procurement from Theresa May's Brexit speech

UK prime minister delivers outlines most detailed plans for Brexit yet. The implications for procurement could be vastmore

UK grocery suppliers being squeezed by supermarkets, research finds

UK grocery suppliers being squeezed by supermarkets, research finds

Suppliers are facing financial distress as burden of falling pound is passed down the food supply chainmore

Procurement in 2017: Weathering the economic storm

Procurement in 2017: Weathering the economic storm

The function will come up against a slump in GDP and market volatility as the long-term shape of Brexit begins to emergemore

Pressure rising between suppliers and buyers

Pressure rising between suppliers and buyers

With currency volatility increasing in Europe, supplier relationships are once again feeling the strain as businesses search for cost savingsmore

Managing currency fluctuations in a new age of volatility

Managing currency fluctuations in a new age of volatility

Procurement has a major role to play in currency management strategies and, post-Brexit, the challenges are greater than evermore

Retailers plan to shake-up sourcing strategies

Retailers plan to shake-up sourcing strategies

Brexit sees UK retailers looking to shift sourcing outside of EU, new research findsmore

Opportunities to come from Brexit

Opportunities to come from Brexit

There may be more opportunities for procurement from the UK leaving the EU than is currently thought, say analystsmore

Beyond Brexit

Beyond Brexit

Procurement chiefs should prepare for a period of uncertainty and new trade agreements after the UK voted to leave the European Unionmore

UK pharma industry rides the waves of Brexit

UK pharma industry rides the waves of Brexit

The outlook for the UK pharmaceuticals industry may be less bleak than originally predicted in the wake of the UK’s decision to withdraw from the European Unionmore

Thinking ahead to avoid the challenges of tomorrow

Thinking ahead to avoid the challenges of tomorrow

Natalie Henfrey, management consultant at PA Consulting, discusses the threat of recession following the UK’s vote to leave the European Union and steps procurement can take to ensure the function doesn’t return to the days of cost cuttingmore

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