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    1. Defra tells dairy industry: 'act to help yourself'

      Explore (Oct 20 2011)

      It follows demands that it ensure buyers give dairy farmers written contracts that specify the milk price, volume and timing of deliveries in line with ECs 'milk package' proposals. (Read Full Article)

    2. DfID accused of taking its eye off the 'financial ball'

      Explore (Oct 19 2011)

      A Department for International Development spokesman said it is increasing its number of financial specialists and putting more emphasis on financial management for all staff who handle taxpayers' money. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Margaret Hodge   PAC   Committee of Public Accounts

    3. Sustainability loses out to cost cutting in business travel

      Explore (Oct 19 2011)

      An annual survey shows that only 4 per cent of respondents believe their company is cutting travel for CSR reasons. (Read Full Article)

    4. Balfour Beatty uses sustainability to get more for less

      Explore (Oct 19 2011)

      "Everybody is looking for more for less right now, and that is what sustainability is all about," Mike Peasland, CEO, Balfour Beatty Construction Services UK. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Balfour Beatty   CIPS

    5. Time taken to pay suppliers extends in Q3

      Explore (Oct 19 2011)

      "It pays to keep a close eye on suppliers' and customers' payment performance," said Jason Mills, Experian UK & Ireland. (Read Full Article)

    6. FTSE 100 should focus more on supply chain issues

      Explore (Oct 18 2011)

      CIPS CEO David Noble calls for leading UK companies to disclose more information about their procurement and supply chain operations in financial reports and updates. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   CIPS   David Noble

    7. London's emergency services criticised over shared working

      Explore (Oct 18 2011)

      Fire and police services are quizzed over their "baffling" lack of progress delivering savings from shared services. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   London

    8. Buyers screen BBC for greater savings

      Explore (Oct 18 2011)

      Purchasers are expected to contribute £80 million savings a year by 2017 as part of an overall annual target of £670 million. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   London

    9. Procurement screens BBC for greater savings

      Explore (Oct 18 2011)

      Purchasers are expected to contribute £80 million savings a year by 2017 as part of an overall annual target of £670 million. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Apple

    10. Procurement fraud on the rise in China

      Explore (Oct 18 2011)

      Supplier or procurement fraud has risen from 20 per cent to 33 per cent in 2010/11, making it the most prevalent type of fraud in the country. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   China

    11. Financial incentives key to motivate ODA delivery partner

      Explore (Oct 17 2011)

      The Olympic Delivery Authority offered a number of financial incentives to motivate its delivery partner to "meet or exceed" its objectives. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   London   Apple   CIPS

    12. Smell complaints disrupt Apple supplier factory operations

      Explore (Oct 17 2011)

      Metal casing producer Catcher Technology says supplies will be disrupted after it shut part of its factory in Suzhou city following objections to an odour coming from the plant. (Read Full Article)

    13. Electronics company to include suppliers in continuity plans

      Explore (Oct 17 2011)

      Japanese manufacturer Renesas Electronics plans to factor in its entire supply chain into its business continuity plan in case another disaster strikes. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Japan

    14. Buyers look to futures market to mitigate energy prices

      Explore (Oct 16 2011)

      A total of 63 per cent of purchasers expect energy prices to continue rising over the next two years, with just five per cent forecasting a drop. (Read Full Article)

    15. Deutsche Telekom CPO to lead BUYIN collaborative purchasing

      Explore (Oct 15 2011)

      Volker Pyrtek is to lead the collaborative purchasing organisation launched by Deutsche Telekom and France Télécom-Orange. (Read Full Article)

    16. London 2012 'sets new standards' on sustainable merchandise

      Explore (Oct 14 2011)

      Independent sustainability monitor offers significant praise for LOCOGs approach to sourcing. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   London

    17. UK Commons and Lords should buy catering together

      Explore (Oct 13 2011)

      The body that oversees the United Kingdom House of Commons services has agreed to increase joint purchasing, and wants to go further. (Read Full Article)

    18. TfL recognised for supply chain skills boost

      Explore (Oct 13 2011)

      Transport for London (TfL) has been recognised for its work to boost apprentice places in the supply chain. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   London   Thailand

    19. PMIs will indicate likelihood of a double-dip recession

      Explore (Oct 13 2011)

      South Africa CIPS managing director André Coetzee predicts the purchasing managers' indexes in the next two months will be a "crucial" indication of economic recovery or otherwise. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Walmart   South Africa   CIPS

    20. Thailand flooding causes supply chain disruption

      Explore (Oct 13 2011)

      Production at firms such as Seagate, Honda and Toyota has been interrupted by flooding across the country. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Toyota   Japan   Honda

    21. Companies worried about transparency of cloud computing

      Explore (Oct 12 2011)

      Many businesses are unwilling to take up the service due to suppliers' lack of openness. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   CIPS

    22. Defra procurement chief sees big R&D savings

      Explore (Oct 12 2011)

      Andrew Croston, head of procurement and commercial, expects to make significant savings from government grants. (Read Full Article)

    23. Sainsbury's to double British sourcing by 2020

      Explore (Oct 12 2011)

      Retailer targets supply chain to meet sustainability goals as part of £1 billion initiative. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   CIPS

    24. Let MoD pay buyers more

      Explore (Oct 11 2011)

      The restriction of civil service pay scales, limits [the MoDs] ability to compete with industry on an equal footing. Review of Single Source Pricing Regulations, published Monday, called for the formation of a new body within the MoD to oversee the overall efficiency and value for money of single-source procurement. It argued that in order for the body, provisionally called the Single Source Regulations Office (SSRO), to be successful and provide the required strategic procurement advice to MoD staff, civil service pay restraints must be released. Lord Currie of Marylebone chaired the review of single-source procurement used by the MoD ... (Read Full Article)

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