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    1. 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)

    2. 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)

    3. 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

    4. 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)

    5. 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)

    6. 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)

    7. 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

    8. 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

    9. 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

    10. 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

    11. 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)

    12. 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

    13. 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)

    14. 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)

    15. 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

    16. 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

    17. Peugeot Citroën asks suppliers to dual source

      Explore supplymanagement.com (Oct 26 2011)

      The strategy is in response to disruptions experienced after the Fukushima earthquake earlier this year. (Read Full Article)

    18. Police investigate purchasing with private sector

      Explore supplymanagement.com (Oct 26 2011)

      Forces in Surrey and the West Midlands are exploring the possibility of purchasing non-frontline goods and services with business. (Read Full Article)

    19. Big business 'can learn respect' from micro firms

      Explore supplymanagement.com (Oct 26 2011)

      Campaigners argue micro business owners appreciate the critical impact of cash flow and aim to source locally - two practices that should be copied on a larger scale. (Read Full Article)

    20. Scottish government calls for EU procurement reform

      Explore supplymanagement.com (Oct 25 2011)

      The government wants freedom to use procurement 'more intelligently'. The news comes as MEPs vote in favour of the principle of changing public purchasing regulations. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   European Union   Scotland

    21. MEPs vote to simplify public procurement rules

      Explore supplymanagement.com (Oct 25 2011)

      The European Parliament has adopted a report on modernising public procurement and has voted for simplified and flexible public procurement rules to be adopted across Europe. The European Parliament has adopted a report on modernising public procurement, which sets out proposals for revising EU rules on contracts. Green MEP Heide Rühle, who drafted the report, wants public procurement rules to be revised to ensure greater legal certainty because many EU member states have faced legal disputes over tendering processes, which has led to increased costs. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Parliament

    22. BAT on track for £800m savings

      Explore supplymanagement.com (Oct 25 2011)

      Tobacco firm says it is well on way to deliver savings three years into a five-year plan. In a statement to shareholders, released today, the company said: “The group continues to improve its operating margin by addressing the cost base through factory rationalisation, systems standardisation and productivity savings.” A spokeswoman for the company said that the cost efficiency drive is part of a five-year plan to make savings of £800 million. She explained that the company is currently three years into the initiative and on track to deliver the savings. (Read Full Article)

    23. Best Buy Europe tackles suppliers' criticisms

      Explore supplymanagement.com (Oct 25 2011)

      Electronics retailer takes steps after SRM conference highlights supplier concerns. Best Buy Europe (BBE) is working to collaborate with its suppliers and engage with them more. This was one of three chief areas of improvement raised at a supplier conference organised by the electronics retailer’s newly created supplier relationship management (SRM) team. The other areas were that BBE could share information more and work with suppliers to find value-for-money solutions. (Read Full Article)

    24. Best Buy Europe tackles suppliers' feedback

      Explore supplymanagement.com (Oct 25 2011)

      Best Buy Europe (BBE) is working to collaborate with its suppliers and engage with them more. This was one of three chief areas of improvement raised at a supplier conference organised by the electronics retailer’s newly created supplier relationship management (SRM) team. The other areas were that BBE could share information more and work with suppliers to find value-for-money solutions. Hannah Gough, supplier relationship manager for corporate services, said BBE – which includes the Best Buy UK and Carphone Warehouse brands – is meeting strategic suppliers next month to see “what the next steps for SRM should be within the next ... (Read Full Article)

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