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    1. Beware of risk at lower tier suppliers

      Explore supplymanagement.com (Nov 3 2011)

      "A high proportion of disruptions happen further down the supply chain in places many companies don't look," CIPS CEO David Noble. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   India   Unilever   China

    2. Buyers find transition to outsourcing a challenge

      Explore supplymanagement.com (Nov 3 2011)

      ☛ Want the latest procurement and supply chain news delivered straight to your inbox? Sign up for the Supply Management Daily 4 November 2011 | Angeline Albert Buyers are struggling to make the transition to outsourcing a success, according to KPMG’s 3Q11 Sourcing Advisory Pulse survey. The study quizzed shared services and outsourcing advisers from more than 20 companies including KPMG, Accenture and BT Global Services who work for client firms. They reported that buyers are showing renewed interest in shared services as a means to complement or supplant traditional outsourcing.  (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   KPMG

    3. Commonwealth Games seeks 'rare breed' of buyer

      Explore supplymanagement.com (Nov 2 2011)

      Buyers for the 2014 Commonwealth Games will need to be able to sign a £150,000 design contract one week and a £20 million construction deal the next. Head of procurement David Brown said purchasers will need commercial and regulatory expertise in equal measure. With 993 days to go until the event in Glasgow, preparations are on schedule and under budget. So far, the Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome is 63 per cent complete, the domestic broadcasting contract has been awarded to the BBC and 105 out of 134 contracts have been won by local businesses. But in order for the ... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   London

    4. Cabinet Office issues open source procurement toolkit

      Explore supplymanagement.com (Nov 2 2011)

      Public sector purchasers can now benefit from an open source toolkit providing guidance and encouraging the use of this software.The Cabinet Office has published an open source procurement toolkit to help public sector buyers. Open source software is distinguished by terms of use that offer certain freedoms in contrast to proprietary (licensed under exclusive legal right of the copyright holder) software, which restricts these rights. It guarantees the right to access and modify source code and to use, reuse and redistribute the software, all with no royalty or other costs. (Read Full Article)

    5. South Africa pushes for 75 per cent local procurement

      Explore supplymanagement.com (Nov 2 2011)

      Billions of rand will be directed to South Africa's manufacturers after public sector buyers and a large number of businesses agreed to support local suppliers. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   South Africa   Namibia   Department of Trade and Industry

    6. South Africa pushes for 75 per cent local purchasing

      Explore supplymanagement.com (Nov 2 2011)

      Billions of rand will be directed to South Africa's manufacturers after public sector buyers and a large number of businesses agreed to support local suppliers. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   South Africa   Namibia   Southern Africa

    7. UK services sector growth ''sluggish at best''

      Explore supplymanagement.com (Nov 2 2011)

      "The October PMI surveys are signaling a heightened and substantial risk that the UK could slip back into recession," Markit chief economist Chris Williamson. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   CIPS   Markit   David Noble

    8. BBC to internally broadcast cost cutting ideas

      Explore supplymanagement.com (Nov 1 2011)

      While assigning specific savings targets to departments has stimulated competition, collaborative savings are potentially being missed, the NAO has said. (Read Full Article)

    9. BBC departments to share cost cutting ideas

      Explore supplymanagement.com (Nov 1 2011)

      While assigning specific savings targets to departments has stimulated competition, collaborative savings are potentially being missed, the NAO has said. (Read Full Article)

    10. Wolseley steps up ethical timber efforts

      Explore supplymanagement.com (Nov 1 2011)

      The construction materials company is strengthening controls around its timber sourcing ahead of legislative changes. (Read Full Article)

    11. Construction sector growth 'nothing to get excited about'

      Explore supplymanagement.com (Nov 1 2011)

      While the purchasing managers' index figure for UK construction reached a five-month high, sustained growth is expected to be some time away. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   CIPS   David Noble

    12. National Express on road to deliver savings

      Explore supplymanagement.com (Nov 1 2011)

      Global positioning systems help National Express Group approach US savings target of $40 million. (Read Full Article)

    13. Complex PQQs remain SMEs' top complaint

      Explore supplymanagement.com (Oct 31 2011)

      Latest results from the UK government's 'mystery shopper' scheme show resource-intensive pre-qualification questionnaires remain the chief grievance. (Read Full Article)

    14. Lotus and Bentley gain from UK government funding

      Explore supplymanagement.com (Oct 31 2011)

      Local sourcing opportunities deemed to be strengthened after UK government invests £950 million in its manufacturing industry (Read Full Article)

    15. UK manufacturing PMI 'drops like a stone'

      Explore supplymanagement.com (Oct 31 2011)

      "The manufacturing PMI has now dropped like a stone to a 28-month low and officially into contraction territory," said CIPS CEO David Noble. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Asia   CIPS   David Noble

    16. Travel buying in Namibia '100 per cent clueless'

      Explore supplymanagement.com (Oct 31 2011)

      "Too much trust is placed in what travel agents say. The result is they are charging more even doubling prices charged by airlines and hotels," Monique Swart, founder of ABTA. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   South Africa   Angola   Namibia

    17. Boom in buyer career opportunities

      Explore supplymanagement.com (Oct 30 2011)

      Huge rise in purchasing and supply chain professional jobs, compared with the same period in 2010. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   CIPS   David Noble

    18. Bill proposes social considerations for public buyers

      Explore supplymanagement.com (Oct 29 2011)

      Contract award decision would have to take account of "social value", under a legislative proposal. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Parliament

    19. Procurement hub illuminates savings for Manchester authorities

      Explore supplymanagement.com (Oct 28 2011)

      A framework agreement for street lighting services is expected to save £600,000 a year for public bodies in Greater Manchester. (Read Full Article)

    20. Good data the key to effective spend analysis

      Explore supplymanagement.com (Oct 27 2011)

      Consistency and quality of information is vital to reap the benefits of spend management. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   CPO Agenda

    21. Supplier collaboration boosts NHS Supply Chain sustainability

      Explore supplymanagement.com (Oct 27 2011)

      Efforts to reduce packaging on examination gloves cuts carbon emissions and waste. NHS Supply Chain has cut carbon emissions and waste by working with suppliers to reduce the packaging on examination gloves. The organisation, which provides purchasing and logistics services to the NHS, said it had asked suppliers to review their packaging to take advantage of new EU standards for gloves. Changes to the EN standard for gloves means suppliers can now manufacture thinner gloves that allow more to be included in a pack and cut packaging, while still offering protection to clinical users. This has enabled NHS Supply Chain ... (Read Full Article)

    22. Government cuts procurement card spend by £45 million

      Explore supplymanagement.com (Oct 27 2011)

      Guidelines and tougher controls on card use credited for reduction in purchases. Details of purchases of more than £500 were published yesterday, and the department said the lower spending was a result of fewer purchases being made, rather than purchases being made by other means. “The reduction in the use of the GPC is following on from the fact that new guidance has been introduced on how and where to use the card,” a Cabinet Office spokeswoman told SM. “We've limited first class travel for example and we've put in more stringent controls.” She added the guidance was ... (Read Full Article)

    23. Ariba and Hubwoo report revenue rises

      Explore supplymanagement.com (Oct 27 2011)

      New contract wins boost rival e-procurement providers. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Ariba   Quadrem

    24. Glasgow 2014 procurement chief: early talks key to local business benefits

      Explore supplymanagement.com (Oct 26 2011)

      With 1,000 days to go until the start of the Commonwealth Games in Scotland, SM speaks to its head of procurement, David Brown. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   London   Scotland   Adam Leach

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