The winners of the CIPS Pan African Procurement Awards 2014 have been announced at a ceremony in Johannesburg.
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.
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“The contracts we are creating are too complex, they are too long, they are hard to use and no-one likes them,” a CIPS event was told.
Duties may be imposed on public authorities to encourage SMEs to bid for contracts.
Big businesses in the UK will have to report publicly the efforts they have made to ensure their supply chains are free of slavery, the government has announced.
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.
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?