The price of logs fell 4.6 per cent in the third quarter of 2014 due to factors including a stronger US dollar and weaker demand in some countries.
“The businesses [CPOs] are serving are changing. Small-sized procurement functions with a traditional set of skills are no longer the panacea answer to serving that broader agenda," said James Gregson, UK head of sourcing and procurement at Deloitte.
More than half of all public spend in Wales goes to suppliers from the country, according to figures from the devolved government.
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Male and female procurement managers must create “an enabling environment for women to thrive” in procurement careers “and provide family and work-life balance”, an event at the CIPS Abu Dhabi branch heard.
The winners of the CIPS Pan African Procurement Awards 2014 were announced at a ceremony in Johannesburg, South Africa.
NATS demonstrated one of the “best supply chain management functions I have ever seen”, said Ian Schollar, CIPS head of corporate delivery, awarding the air navigation service its prestigious Corporate Certification Advanced Standard – platinum.
CIPS launched its market activities in Poland with a conference together with local partner PROFITIA, attended by more than 80 procurement professionals.
Babcock International Group is investing in its talent pipeline with 12 graduates going through its corporate award programmes.