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16 September 2014
Rob Woodstock
Rob Woodstock, a managing director in Accenture’s Strategy practice
"Creating a competitive edge with big data analytics requires a thoughtful approach that combines the technology with the front-end business strategy to help companies draw on the potentially transformative characteristics of big data analytics," says Rob Woodstock.
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15 September 2014
Matthew Row
Matthew Row is goods for resale sourcing at Lloyds Banking Group
The Fellow of the Future programme is a fantastic opportunity for those who consider themselves to be future leaders in the procurement and supply profession, says Matthew Row.
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12 September 2014
Gurjit Degun
Gurjit Degun © Akin Falope
Awards success is down to innovation and creativity, says CIPS Procurement and Supply Chain Management Professional of the Year Fabienne Lesbros, chief procurement officer at Britvic.
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11 September 2014
Rich Becks
Rich Becks, general manager of high technology at E2open
Going beyond simple visibility to achieve supply chain predictability is just one thing supply chain professionals in aerospace and defence need to consider if they are to improve performance, says Rich Becks.
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09 September 2014
Peter Kinder
Peter Kinder is chief technology officer at Wax Digital
In the final blog of his series Peter Kinder examines how web searches will evolve to help procurement professionals.
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09 September 2014
Paul Snell
Paul Snell
Paul Snell wonders whether it is possible to buy anything 100 per cent ethical.
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09 September 2014
Michelle Long
Michelle Long
It’s not just goods and materials that will be in short supply during the economic recovery, the construction sector also faces a skills shortage.
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09 September 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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09 September 2014
Tom Denford
Tom Denford, ID Comms
Tom Denford, the co-founder of media management consultancy ID Comms on why having an APM strategy is important.
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09 September 2014
David Noble
David Noble, CIPS CEO
The delay to the publication of the Elliot review into food supply chains in the UK 
will work to harm consumer confidence.
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