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17 April 2014
Shaun McCarthy
Shaun McCarthy
A focus on social and economic drivers and strong political support for responsible procurement impressed Shaun McCarthy on a recent visit to the Czech Republic.
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16 April 2014
Patricia Dreghorn
Patricia Dreghorn
With the cost of hosting technology in the cloud falling, Patricia Dreghorn outlines the benefits - and risks - that CPOs need to consider.
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15 April 2014
Sarah Windham-Luck
Sarah Windham-Luck
As consumers demand a ‘total retail’ experience, it is becoming increasingly important for suppliers to provide the right information to their partners, says Sarah Windham-Luck.
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14 April 2014
Paul Snell
Paul Snell
The latest edition of Supply Business looks at purchasers who have borrowed tactics from their marketing colleagues to improve the traction of their transformation initiatives.
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11 April 2014
Gurjit Degun
Gurjit Degun © Akin Falope
The Sedex Global Responsible Sourcing Conference in London on Wednesday highlighted the need for transparency and collaboration if businesses are to successfully reach their sustainability goals.
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10 April 2014
Mark Powles
Mark Powles, chief executive, Business Stream
Reform is coming to the English water market, and it’ll provide procurement professionals with a chance to drive real value in their organisations, says Mark Powles.
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09 April 2014
Pedro Paulo
Pedro Paulo, CEO at Gatewit
Efforts by the UK government to overhaul purchasing should produce greater accountability and reduce the risk of overcharging on contracts, says Gatewit CEO Pedro Paulo.
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08 April 2014
Saint Homobonus
Saint Homobonus
The patron saint of purchasers takes a look at the month’s more unlikely business tales.
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08 April 2014
Paul Snell
Paul Snell
Improving communication should form the basis of freshening up supplier relations, says Paul Snell.
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08 April 2014
David Noble
David Noble, CIPS CEO
The new grade is a response to increasing expectations on procurement professionals.
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