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    Zimbabwe’s government is to introduce a local procurement policy requiring purchasers to buy 50 per cent local goods. Tawanda Karombo asks if this is realistic.

    08 April 2014

    Companies operating in China must take heed of its ever-evolving legal framework to boost their business prospects in the country.

    08 April 2014

    Procurement and supply is being taken more seriously as a profession in the Middle East. Anna Scott asks what CPOs look for when they hire staff – and what skills are needed?

    08 April 2014

    Judge makes sense of ambiguous and uncertain wording in two contracts not drafted by lawyers.

    08 April 2014

    When IT services company Colt decided to set up a team to support procurement activity, it chose to base it in Romania. Michael Burt explains why – and how – that decision shaped the operation.

    08 April 2014

    Beth West, commercial director for HS2 – the ambitious and controversial proposed high-speed rail route – tells Will Green about the intricacies involved in managing risk on such a huge project.

    08 April 2014

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    08 April 2014

    Have your supplier relationships gone flat? Has the initial excitement fizzled out? 10 experts share their top tips to put the spark back into your partnerships.

    08 April 2014

    Big changes are ahead for concession contracts within public procurement, 
as part of the EU’s package of reforms.

    08 April 2014

    If disaster strikes, businesses must be able to look after their travelling employees, says Katrina Cliffe.

    11 March 2014

    At the end of 2013 Nick Drewe decided to use his professional expertise to electronically 
source a ground floor extension and loft conversion for his 
house. Here are 10 things 
the process taught him.

    11 March 2014

    With cross-border disputes on the increase, it is important to understand where, and under what law, disputes will be handled.

    11 March 2014

    Parmalat Australia’s CPO Stephen Rowe tells Anna Scott about Australia’s unique market – and the key role played by procurement.

    11 March 2014

    The new laws include requirements for companies to have an up-to-date and clearly expressed privacy policy and document a privacy compliance programme.

    11 March 2014

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Have your supplier relationships gone flat? Has the initial excitement fizzled out? 10 experts share their top tips to put the spark back into your partnerships.

08 Apr 2014

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