The road to procurement excellence is paved with challenges and you can’t do it alone, according to CIPS award winner Kevin McCafferty from Fortescue Metals Group.
Stronger Together has launched a webpage where businesses can publish details of the steps they’ve taken to tackle modern-slavery.
“There is a real business benefit, not just a social benefit: diverse businesses at the end of the day are better businesses,” says Piers Linney.
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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?