Retailers are confident they will be able to meet consumer demand for pumpkins this Hallowe'en despite bad weather wrecking many farmers’ crops and producing the worst harvest in a decade.
The FBI is stepping up investigations into sophisticated schemes to defraud office supply stores that are being organised by Nigerian cyber criminals, that have so far caused around 250 vendors to write off nearly $5 million (£3.1 million) in unpaid-for goods.
The annual Global OEM-Supplier Relations Study conducted by IHS Automotive revealed that nearly 75 per cent of carmakers have received lower ratings than in 2013.
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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.
The Cabinet Office is asking for opinions on its proposed implementation of the revised EU public procurement directives.
The pharmaceuticals firm has received the biggest fine ever from a Chinese court for paying bribes to boost sales of its medical products, according to the Chinese state news agency.
“Our survey suggests businesses are missing a major opportunity to claim compensation and reasonable costs on overdue invoices," says Charles Wilson, CEO of law firm Lovetts.
Will Green joined delegates at the CIPS Pan African conference in Zambia to hear how procurement can help SMEs to drive economic growth across the continent.
Owen Standen, senior vice president of professional services at Citi, has won CIPS Young Procurement and Supply Chain Management Professional of the Year 2014.
Fabienne Lesbros, Britvic CPO was named the CIPS Procurement and Supply Chain Management Professional of the Year at the CIPS Supply Management Awards 2014
A partnership between Jaguar Land Rover and Customs Connect challenged the negative mindset surrounding import and customs duties and delivered excellent benefits to the automotive manufacturer.
A collaboration between public buying organisations (PBOs) YPO, ESPO and NEPO (on behalf of Pro5) and the Crown Commercial Service (CCS) has led to £3.2 million of savings.
A re-tendering process and a move to one national contract have allowed the Canal and River Trust to make significant savings on their annual spend.
Who would have imagined that pre-packaged mince pie shipping units cause such a headache for food manufacturers?