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22 December 2014
Patricia Dreghorn
Patricia Dreghorn
Patricia Dreghorn outlines three technology trends that are changing procurement for the better.
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19 December 2014
Steve Johnson
Steve Johnson is director at Simply Joined Consulting
With the oil price tumbling, Steve Johnson has adapted a nursery rhyme for those working in the sector.
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18 December 2014
Daniel Ball
Daniel Ball, director, Wax Digital
Procurement has five lessons for us concerning Christmas shopping, says Daniel Ball of Wax Digital.
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17 December 2014
Aleyn Smith-Gillespie
Aleyn Smith-Gillespie is associate director at Carbon Trust Advisory
Taking the long view on environmental sustainability can seem somewhat remote from the day job, but embedding this thinking into business strategy has never been more important says Aleyn Smith-Gillespie.
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16 December 2014
Nigel Crunden
Nigel Crunden
"The evidence suggests the support retailers receive from their suppliers can make or break sales within a small, highly pressurised window of opportunity," says Nigel Crunden.
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15 December 2014
David Walker
David Walker is VP EMEA, strategic consulting at Tangoe
David Walker outlines some of the trends he expects to see next year in the telecoms market and their impact on procurement.
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12 December 2014
Roy Williams
Roy Williams is managing director at Vendigital
The decision to use strong arm tactics was not only poorly considered, it has damaged the company's corporate reputation says Roy Williams.
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11 December 2014
Shaun McCarthy
Shaun McCarthy
Companies need to demonstrate more passion and flair, and less regimentation, to engage their suppliers with sustainability says Shaun McCarthy.
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10 December 2014
Len Simmons
Len Simmons is technical director at Altius Vendor Assessment
Businesses must check IT security compliance among their suppliers to ensure there are no weak links in the supply chain, says Len Simmons.
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09 December 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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