The most important relationship in tendering for complex services is that between the internal client and the outside provider, a webinar was told.
The group’s preliminary results for the 2014-15 financial year revealed it made a group trading profit of £1.4 billion, but one-off charges of almost £7 billion pushed it into the red.
The drinks maker has also set itself a target to reduce its own carbon emissions by 50 per cent through improving energy efficiency and on-site renewable energy projects.
At a CIPS Fellows event last night HR expert John Lockett detailed what traits were needed to be effective non-executive directors – and what actions should be avoided.
“This is without doubt the most exhilarating time to be in public service. No one has the answer. It’s going to require messy, bold leadership,” says Martin Reeves, chief executive of Coventry City Council.
Organisations should “ride the wave” of sustainability and use it to “develop value through the supply chain”, a Sedex conference was told.
Despite recent improvements a large number of Australian fashion brands need to do more to ensure their supply chains are ethical, says Baptist World Aid Australia.
The first tenders will go live on South Africa’s new electronic public sector procurement portal at the end of the month, with municipalities publishing their tenders on 1 July.
Incorporating social clauses into contracts can generate additional cash value of between 10 and 20 per cent, a conference was told.
A study by e-invoicing provider Tradeshift found that 92 per cent of respondents believe supplier collaboration is essential to driving value in the business.
The Scottish National Party election manifesto has called for a full breakdown of UK defence spending, including component costs and the location of major projects.