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    1. PAC praise for Efficiency and Reform Group

      Explore (Oct 10 2011)

      The ERG is commended for making a strong start but more clarity is called for over the division of responsibilities between itself and government departments. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   John Collington   Walmart

    2. EU laws should be made SME-friendly

      Explore (Oct 9 2011)

      Law professor argues that Europe should do more to follow the US example of helping women- and minority-owned businesses win deals. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Britain   Germany

    3. Focus on what keeps senior execs awake at night

      Explore (Oct 9 2011)

      Procurement needs to be more in tune with the concerns of the board at their organisation if they are to add value, according to Larry Beard, director of business transformation at Tate & Lyle. During the panel discussion at the CIPS Conference last week he added, purchasers should “stop talking about purchasing and start talking the language of business. You won’t get anything by talking about procurement-to-pay systems to senior executives,” he said. In his view there are two measures of the seriousness with which an organisation takes procurement: is it on the agenda for board members (for the right ... (Read Full Article)

    4. EC demands answers on alleged procurement rule breaches

      Explore (Oct 8 2011)

      The European Commission has asked Italy, Germany and the Netherlands to explain possible violations of purchasing rules. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Germany   Netherlands   Italy

    5. Mattel reveals sustainable sourcing targets

      Explore (Oct 7 2011)

      Toy manufacturer promises its packaging will use 70 per cent recycled or sustainable material by the end of this year. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Mattel

    6. Harmeston told 'hands off posties bacon butties'

      Explore (Oct 6 2011)

      The Royal Mail Group chief buyer tells delegates at the CIPS Conference 2011 that procurement at the group has cut costs by more than £600 million in the past four-to-five years. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   China   CIPS   Kath Harmeston

    7. Culture and procurement: uneasy bedfellows yet vital

      Explore (Oct 6 2011)

      Buyers must have a clear knowledge of the culture they are working within if they want to get buy-in from stakeholders and achieve success, says Apple procurement head, Adrian Turner. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Apple   CIPS

    8. Procurement is a secret weapon for CEOs

      Explore (Oct 6 2011)

      Ellis Watson, managing director of newspapers at DC Thomson advises direct contact with people and an enthusiastic approach to get the best out of them. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   CIPS   Ellis Watson

    9. Buyers should approach the government ICT Services Contract with care

      Explore (Oct 6 2011)

      Lawyer Sam De Silva explained at the CIPS Conference that the OGC model contract for ICT services has major flaws. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   London   CIPS

    10. EU demands answers on alleged procurement rule breaches

      Explore (Oct 6 2011)

      The European Commission has asked Italy, Germany and the Netherlands to explain possible violations of purchasing rules. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Germany   China   Netherlands

    11. Government procurement has buy-in and burning platform, says Collington

      Explore (Oct 6 2011)

      The UK government's CPO tells the CIPS Conference 2011 that good progress is being made in common spend categories. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   John Collington   CIPS

    12. Procurement 'in the spotlight like never before' David Noble at CIPS Conference

      Explore (Oct 5 2011)

      David Noble told attendees at the CIPS Annual Conference and Exhibition that it is now easier for procurement to engage business leaders and for them to listen. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   London   CIPS   David Noble

    13. Purchasing key to economic global butterfly effect

      Explore (Oct 5 2011)

      Purchasers transfer financial shock into real economic activity, says Faisal Islam, economics editor at Channel 4 News. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Japan   Singapore   CIPS

    14. AXA Sun Life Services v Campbell Martin and others

      Explore (Oct 5 2011)

      Does an 'entire agreement' clause also incorporate misrepresentations? (Read Full Article)

    15. Cloud procurement: A new frontier for legal risk management

      Explore (Oct 5 2011)

      Belinda Doshi advises stronger data security to avoid risk, and warns: You are only as strong as your weakest supplier. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   CIPS

    16. Know yourself and build your brand, advises Bolger

      Explore (Oct 5 2011)

      Ian Bolger of Thames Water tells delegates to manage their career effectively at the CIPS Conference 2011. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   London   CIPS

    17. DWP hits back at criticism of Work Programme

      Explore (Oct 4 2011)

      Commerical director David Smith has defended the claim that the Programme has set a new "gold standard for procurement". (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   David Smith

    18. Universities to be exempt from EU public procurement rules

      Explore (Oct 4 2011)

      The reduction in universities' income from the state will free buyers from EU purchasing rules. (Read Full Article)

    19. Guy Allen leaves his Fujitsu vice-president of procurement role

      Explore (Oct 4 2011)

      After five years at the company, Allen is to move on after a "mutually agreed" decision. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   IBM

    20. Services sector sees only 'small ray of sunshine'

      Explore (Oct 4 2011)

      "New business will need to pick up to prevent a downturn in both business activity and employment in the final quarter of 2011," says Markit chief economist. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   CIPS   Markit   Adam Leach

    21. Career Tips - October 2011

      Explore (Oct 4 2011)

      By Steve Wills, director at Procurement Central (Read Full Article)

    22. On the move - October 2011

      Explore (Oct 4 2011)

      Job moves for Dirk Van den Berghe, Adrian Kamellard and Richard Chapman. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Berlin

    23. Winning ways

      Explore (Oct 3 2011)

      The CIPS Pan-African Procurement Awards 2011 saw seven companies seizing prizes. Rebecca Ellinor looks at four of the winners (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   India   Africa   South Africa

    24. Classic court report: Adams v Lindsell (1818)

      Explore (Oct 3 2011)

      How the 'postal rule' was established (Read Full Article)

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