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05 Sep 2013

The majority of procurement professionals are in favour of using payment by results (PBR) in the management of contracts. 

This is according to a new survey carried out by Supply Management, which found 68 per cent of respondents...

Categories: Commercial, Procurement & Supply Chain

29 Aug 2013

A procurement expert is "surprised" more professionals in the sector do not rank their suppliers. 

Christopher Ayscough, regional purchasing director at air transport communications company SITA, claimed buyers who deal with a...

Categories: Commercial, Procurement & Supply Chain

01 Jul 2013

More managers are opting to farm out procurement, according to a new study.

Everest Group's 2013 Procurement Outsourcing Annual Report shows there was a ten per cent increase in outsourcing last year as companies sought to limit...

Categories: Commercial, Procurement & Supply Chain

27 Jun 2013

Identifying which parts of a business to outsource is an issue facing many businesses. 

Senior executives have so many options in front of them that Johnny Hewett - chief executive of private equity firm Smedvig Capital - thinks...

Categories: Commercial, Procurement & Supply Chain

10 Jun 2013

A lack of collaboration between suppliers and partners is hindering the supply chain for aerospace and defence (A&D) organisations, according to KPMG. 

The firm's 2013 Global Aerospace & Defence Outlook found that low visibility...

Categories: Energy, Manufacturing & Infrastructure, Procurement & Supply Chain

06 Jun 2013

Successful procurement professionals need to understand social media and modern forms of communication. 

This is the opinion of Marcell Vollmer, chief procurement officer and senior vice-president of global procurement at IT...

Categories: Commercial, Procurement & Supply Chain

04 Jun 2013

Central government needs to better understand the value of procurement. 

This is according to the chief executive of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Supply (CIPD) David Noble. 

He claimed the CIPD was disappointed to hear...

Categories: Central Government, Procurement & Supply Chain

12 May 2013

The government has confirmed that public sector IT buyers will be required to consider cloud solutions before all other options.

In a statement from the Cabinet Office, it was revealed that the 'cloud first' approach will become...

Categories: Central Government, Procurement & Supply Chain

17 Apr 2013

The pay of females in procurement roles remains significantly lower than that of men, a new study has revealed.

Research published by the Procurement Intelligence Unit (PIU) this month showed that the average salary of a woman in...

Categories: Commercial, Procurement & Supply Chain

08 Apr 2013

Many chief procurement officers (CPOs) believe their company focuses on short-term savings at the expense of sustainable value creation, a new survey has found.

According to the research by executive events firm Consero, over 50...

Categories: Procurement & Supply Chain