Among the projects that moved out of the red and amber/red category are the Department for Transport’s rail franchise programme and the Ministry of Defence’s (MoD) Watchkeeper reconnaissance drone scheme, according to the Major Projects Authority.
Of the 14 nations included in a new study, by WWF and think tank Climate Advisers, only Indonesia, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru have set targets to succeed by 2020.
People, water and energy will be the top three resource challenges for the supply chain over the next decade, according to research by SCM World.
A report found around 65 per cent of all final decisions on purchasing heavy mobile mining equipment were made at the mine site.
“The healthcare industry relies on the success of its supply chains when it comes to ensuring effective product and service delivery, however, by adopting a one-size-fits-all approach, it has led to mounting complexity and inflexibility for those firms, ultimately impinging on their success,” said Crimson & Co principal Rob Baker.
The Association of Professional Staffing Companies has accused health secretary Jeremy Hunt of using the recruitment sector as a scapegoat for temporary staff costs.
“Being carried away into optimism-land is a journey many intelligent people have taken but that’s why so many projects are dogged by failure,” the head of the spending watchdog told a conference.
The government of Northern Ireland is aiming to use digital to help reduce the workforce by 10 per cent and re-engineer the way it delivers services.
The Local Government Association wants local authorities to be able to issue fines to ‘heavy haulage road rogues’, who it says are causing ‘bedlam’ in some villages.
Food providers and suppliers should take advantage of low food inflation and increasing customer appetite for new dishes to trial new menu ideas, according to Lynx Purchasing.
“If we are to be smaller it’s equally clear that we have to fundamentally change the way we work,” Manzoni told a conference.