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25 July 2014
Sarah Windham-Luck
Sarah Windham-Luck
Retailers need to manage their suppliers as efficiently as possible to cope with changing customer tastes and demands, says Sarah Windham-Luck.
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24 July 2014
Amanda Earnshaw
Amanda Earnshaw, deputy chair of the Fellowship Committee
In the first of a series of blogs about CIPS Fellows, find out about the ‘Fellows of the Future’ initiative and the Fellows Committee.
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23 July 2014
Jon West
Evaluating hotel spend, designing an effective programme strategy and not forgetting employee-preferred hotels are just some of the factors to take into account when reviewing your hotel accommodation sourcing strategy.
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22 July 2014
Ben Bird
Ben Bird, a director at Vendigital
The rise of "digital natives" who favour collaboration in the world of business will impact the work of buyers, says Ben Bird, a director at Vendigital.
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21 July 2014
Paul Brooks
Paul Brooks is managing director of the BiS Henderson Academy and chairman of Skills for Logistics
The UK government needs to amend the incentives it offers to encourage companies to take on apprentices in the logistics sector to enable businesses to attract the necessary skills, says Paul Brooks.
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18 July 2014
Nick Ford
Nick Ford is customer service and delivery director for EMEA at Xchanging
Procurement functions are evolving to meet the new operating models on offer for business process outsourcing across the market, says Nick Ford.
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17 July 2014
Karthik Hemmanur
Karthik Hemmanur, product manager at Noosh
Establishing a common goal and outcome, auditing your current collaboration tools and instilling good communication habits are just some of Karthik Hemmanur's top tips for successful collaboration.
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16 July 2014
Phil Machin
Phil Machin is managing director at Bridge Procurement
Be aware that if you send out an RFP just before jetting off on your summer holidays, you're unlikely to get the best response from bidders says Phil Machin.
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15 July 2014
Simon Walker
Simon Walker, director of innovation at Stibo Systems
Simon Walker, director of innovation at Stibo Systems, says a new barcode would help suppliers “equip themselves for the growing demand for information from the multi-channel consumer”.
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14 July 2014
Dawn Kynaston
Dawn Kynaston is a partner at business improvement consultancy, Oliver Wight EAME.
Understanding your inventory, looking to the future and considering your service offering are among the tips Dawn Kynaston suggests for improving its management.
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