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    12 August 2014

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    12 August 2014

    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.

    12 August 2014

    Luxury brands have snapped up many suppliers, buying smaller, specialist companies to ensure craft skills and high-quality parts remain accessible, says Simon Brooke.

    12 August 2014

    The objective in any dispute is to reach a settlement, so it’s really important for all sides to be transparent and realistic about their finances.

    12 August 2014

    Rita Clifton has spent her career advising the world’s biggest companies on brand strategy. She tells Paul Snell what makes a brand sustainable, and how value can be destroyed in an instant.

    12 August 2014

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    12 August 2014

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    12 August 2014

    Inserting a requirement to pay a living wage in a contract makes ethical sense, but it could be judged discriminatory.

    12 August 2014

    Harry Ray highlights some of the antitrust issues that can crop up under US law when companies collaborate to buy goods or market products and services together.

    12 August 2014

    The Major Projects Guidance for Local Government incorporates best practice from councils, state governments, the private sector and the national government.

    08 July 2014

    With a new name and new categories this year, the CIPS Australasia Awards are set to be better than ever.

    08 July 2014

    From 30 June all employees have the right to request flexible hours. ACAS has six tips on how employers should handle the situation.

    08 July 2014

    A procurement professional’s ability to run and complete a successful RFx evaluation is paramount to the role.

    08 July 2014

    Procurement transformation, innovation and career development were among the key themes discussed by speakers at this year’s Institute for Supply Management conference. Gurjit Degun reports from the event in Las Vegas.

    08 July 2014

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"The art of persuasion" illustration © Cristobal Schmal

Although essential to procurement, skills like persuasion and influencing are not often given the importance they deserve in the profession. Anna Scott discovers more.

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