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MCIPS brings credibility to your career – and confidence to employers. Recent developments will cement its status as the “professional licence”.
By Christian Schuh, Michael F. Strohmer, Stephen Easton, Mike Hales, Alenka Triplat, Apress, £29.50
By Carlos Mena, Martin Christopher, Remko van Hoek, Kogan Page, £44.99
The terminology of EU public procurement law can often be confusing. SM asked some lawyers for their definitions of the most common, and frequently misunderstood, words and phrases.
The GCA will examine how retailers and suppliers adhere to the Groceries Supply Code of Practice – and will take action where necessary.
The sourcing rules will apply to a number of crown entities from February 2015.
Many organisations still try and predict the future based on what has gone before, but this is no longer sufficient says Paul Rogers.
Companies claim to be making progress on improving the ethics of their supply chains. But can consumers ever be certain what they are buying is 100 per cent ethical? SM investigates.
The EC is not advocating more regulatory action on unfair trading practices, but it is paying close attention to member states.
How would a ‘reasonable well-informed and normally diligent’ tenderer interpret criteria?
A survey has found large businesses don’t plan to increase their use of small firms. Tom Grand has five tips for SMEs who want to attract the attention of buyers.
The Nigerian economy has surpassed South Africa to become the largest on the continent. But there are many challenges facing the country, as Anna Scott discovers.
Paul Vincent exposes a number of tricks that FM services suppliers use to bump up their bills.
The difference between SRM and SPM is often misunderstood. But as Alan Day explains, SPM is only a part of what’s needed to build a valuable and broad-based SRM strategy.
Luxury brands have snapped up many suppliers, buying smaller, specialist companies to ensure craft skills and high-quality parts remain accessible, says Simon Brooke.
Although essential to procurement, skills like persuasion and influencing are not often given the importance they deserve in the profession. Anna Scott discovers more.