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01 October 2014
Gurjit Degun
Gurjit Degun © Akin Falope
Nigel Crutchley lost his nine-year-old son Ben to cancer two years ago and at a recent CIPS Fellows event he shared how he dealt with the tragedy, and how his principles could help others in difficult situations.
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30 September 2014
Sarah Windham-Luck
Sarah Windham-Luck
Buyers in the retail sector are under more pressure than ever to drive more value out of their supply chain relationships, so suppliers should ensure that their account management teams have the skills to anticipate the needs of specific target customer groups says Sarah Windham-Luck.
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29 September 2014
Christina Langley
Christina Langley is managing director of Langley Search & Selection
Procurement chiefs need to act now to prepare the next generation to be able to meet future demands placed on the profession, says Christina Langley.
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26 September 2014
Rich Becks
Rich Becks, general manager of high technology at E2open
"As companies reassess their strategies for collaboration, continuity of supply, and competitive advantage, the role of the supply chain centre of excellence becomes a key part of the organisational model, but there are many challenges to avoid," says Rich Becks.
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25 September 2014
Gurjit Degun
Gurjit Degun © Akin Falope
Gurjit Degun went hands on with Google Glass yesterday, testing out its use for procurement professionals. She gives her verdict on the technology.
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24 September 2014
Jamie Brown
Jamie Brown is manager of supply chain and operations at Drummond Bridge
The creation of an apprenticeship for purchasing and supply is welcome, but the talent and leadership gap in the profession will continue for some time says Jamie Brown.
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23 September 2014
Debra Maxwell
Debra Maxwell, managing director of business process outsourcing at arvato UK
Manufacturing firms could be outsourcing back office functions to free up resources for expansion, suggests Debra Maxwell.
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22 September 2014
Lee Henderson
Lee Henderson, European director of sustainability and stakeholder engagement at Asia Pulp and Paper
Firms need to understand consumer attitudes have changed and it's time to adopt deforestation policies in supply chains, says Lee Henderson of Asia Pulp and Paper.
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18 September 2014
Jillian Lilico
Jillian Lilico explains the benefits of making sure local companies are part of your supply chain.
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18 September 2014
Simon Walker
Simon Walker, director of innovation at Stibo Systems
It's important to know about differences in regional legislation and product compatibility when dealing with a Bill of Material, says Simon Walker of Stibo Systems.
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