Mary Barra, executive vice president for global product development and purchasing and supply chain, will become CEO of the US automotive manufacturer on 15 January.
“As local authorities struggle to cut costs they’re leading a race to bottom, commissioning providers that pay workers less than they need to live on,” said Helen Kersley, senior economist at the New Economics Foundation.
“Neither department is likely to achieve all the potential benefits of using payments-by-results. And performance varies significantly between the best and worst performing local authorities and the best and worst performing contractors,” said the National Audit Office.
“The new rules address a crucial imbalance in global trade whereby large multinationals from newly-industrialised nations profit from open access to EU markets, but are protected from global competition at home,” said European Parliament rapporteur and MEP Daniel Caspary.
Purchasers need to change their approach when buying cloud computing services because there is little room for negotiation, according to a lawyer.
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After years of debate, controversy, objections and legal wrangling, the expansion of the domain name world is imminent, says Edwina McDowall.
With the theme ‘do one good thing and do one in return’, new CIPS president Craig Lardner is keen to repay the faith shown in him by his peers and by CIPS. He talks to Paul Snell about his focus for the year ahead.
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A traditional adversarial approach to procurement is unlikely to bring about a harmonious positive relationship but adopting target-cost pricing can see improved efficiency and innovation.