An SM survey found 68 per cent of respondents have not put more focus on supplier relations in the past 12 months following last year’s supply chain scandals.
More firms and public sector bodies have reported procurement savings of up to 5 per cent and more are planning to invest in technology and training, according to a survey.
Data from Mintec shows that the price of rubber in Thailand, the world's top producer, is falling because of rising production rates.
An unprecedented amount of work has gone into getting the procurement strategy behind the controversial HS2 project right, says commercial director Beth West.
Well-known high street names are partnering with the government to provide training and support to workers in their supply chains.
Luxury carmaker Aston Martin says it wants to expand the number of suppliers it deals with in the UK in the name of sustainability and flexibility.
CIPS is seeking approval from Her Majesty’s Privy Council to offer a grade of Chartered Membership, beyond and above MCIPS.
Research from the Carbon Disclosure Project and Accenture into supply chain sustainability found 90 per cent of companies that identified climate change as a current or future risk cited regulatory uncertainty as a barrier to investment.
The barrister and campaigner will address procurement and supply chain professionals at the annual black tie networking event at the London Hilton on Park Lane on 12 March.
The adoption of a single standard for e-invoicing will help eliminate barriers to cross-border public procurement, says Michel Barnier, European commissioner for internal market and services.
“These red lines will ensure the government gets the best technology at the best price and we will be unashamedly militant about enforcing them to provide value for hard-working taxpayers,” said Cabinet Officer minister Francis Maude.