A survey of CPOs has identified a disconnect between the work of procurement departments and the wider needs of organisations.
“By promoting the efficient provision of infrastructure and public services such as health and education, government procurement has a direct impact not only on the state of national treasuries but also on the well-being of citizens,” said WTO director-general Roberto Azevêdo.
“Companies must be confident that they do not conduct business with suppliers involved in trafficking,” said Theresa May.
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“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.
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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.
Christina Vasili explains the 10 key aspects of a well-executed sustainable purchasing initiative.
Procurement is still a relatively youthful profession in Australia but it is making rapid strides towards maturity across many business sectors, as Andrew Pring reports.
When faced with poor financial results in 2011, the Danish insurance giant Tryg turned to Efficio for a new sourcing programme that would stem its systemic losses.