Government tenders can encourage supplier diversity and more creative solutions by focusing on outcomes rather than stipulating outputs, according to review of competition policy in Australia.
Milla Harloff-Bernyk, procurement manager at teacher training provider Creative Education, used social media to encourage suppliers to approach the company with innovative ideas.
Vicky Morgan, director of procurement operations at the police service, told the eWorld Purchasing and Supply conference yesterday the technology has introduced “a very different way of working”.
"If you want to control purchasing processes you need purchasing to be integrated into the business," says Nick Ralphs, interim head of purchasing strategy and performance at RBS.
“If procurement owns the P2P process they have the opportunity for efficiency and to drive benefit for the business and the suppliers," Larry Beard, director of EIPSC, told an SM webinar yesterday.
Nigeria Liquefied Natural Gas managing director and CEO Babs Omotowa set out five ways those working in the profession can make a difference to their country through their role.
Inefficient procurement tools are costing businesses in the US and Canada more than $1.5 billion a year, says a report.
Innovate UK, the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs and the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council have set up a competition to help companies develop innovative solutions to improve the food and drink supply chain.
“Companies that embrace new technologies and transformative supply chain strategies to mitigate risks will be more likely to capitalise on new growth opportunities in the healthcare marketplace of tomorrow,” said John Menna, UPS vice president of global healthcare strategy.
A package of 17 schemes including roads, rail and ports worth $19 billion will benefit eight West African states.
The world's biggest palm oil producers have announced they will halt deforestation for a year while a study takes place.