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    1. 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)

    2. 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)

    3. 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)

    4. 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

    5. 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

    6. 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)

    7. 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)

    8. 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)

    9. Buyers 100 per cent in favour of helping each other

      Explore supplymanagement.com (Oct 24 2011)

      All those who responded to the latest SM poll said they would be willing to help a peer at another organisation. Those surveyed said the benefits of helping one another include making better use of resources, learning from past experiences, exploring potential collaborative opportunities and identifying new ways of working. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   CIPS   Ellis Watson

    10. Funding of NHS Supply Chain ''at odds'' with efficiency

      Explore supplymanagement.com (Oct 24 2011)

      "The contract allows it [NHS Supply Chain] to charge trusts a percentage of the equipment purchase price, providing little incentive to negotiate lower prices," PAC report. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Margaret Hodge   Committee of Public Accounts   Department of Health

    11. Purchasers sought for green buying award

      Explore supplymanagement.com (Oct 24 2011)

      Sustainable City Awards seek contenders in the procurement category to demonstrate what they have done to consider the social, economic or environmental impacts of purchasing and supply chain decisions. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   London

    12. Wal-Mart: 'more buying conditions would breach WTO rules'

      Explore supplymanagement.com (Oct 24 2011)

      The US retailer has said South Africa's courts have no right to impose further conditions of local procurement upon it followings its merger with Massmart. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Walmart   South Africa   World Trade Organisation

    13. SCM moves up manufacturers' agenda

      Explore supplymanagement.com (Oct 23 2011)

      ...but less than a third are on their way to being world-class at it, according to a study. However, the study, which surveyed 824 manufacturers, found that despite its increasing importance just 29.4 per cent believe they are at or progressing towards world-class SCM status. Referring to the disparity, the report said: “The execution gap represents a substantial barrier to long-term success for US manufacturing.” (Read Full Article)

    14. LOCOG to create 30,000 new jobs through its supply chain

      Explore supplymanagement.com (Oct 22 2011)

      Contracts for 2012 Olympic Games services will boost employment in London, say organisers. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   London   Brazil   CIPS

    15. UK Government expects £1.4 billion savings from IT strategy

      Explore supplymanagement.com (Oct 21 2011)

      The Strategic Implementation Plan (SIP), published yesterday by the Cabinet Office, explained how the government’s IT Strategy, launched in March 2011, will be achieved and contains specific delivery dates. Cabinet Office minister Francis Maude said: “In August we announced that we had already saved the public purse £300 million by applying greater scrutiny to our ICT expenditure. And now we are going even further and [saving] even more money.” (Read Full Article)

    16. Debenhams chief wants supply chain flexibility

      Explore supplymanagement.com (Oct 21 2011)

      "We will continue to run the business with tight management of costs and stocks, retaining as much flexibility as possible in the supply chain," CEO Michael Sharp. (Read Full Article)

    17. Procurement is about instilling a ''cost conscious culture''

      Explore supplymanagement.com (Oct 20 2011)

      That was the view of Patrick Dunne, group procurement and property director at Alliance Boots, at last nights CPO Agenda Question Time-style debate. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   SAP   CPO Agenda

    18. Research councils' shared services centre fails to deliver

      Explore supplymanagement.com (Oct 20 2011)

      A project to combine finance, ICT, HR and grant allocation, together with procurement at seven research councils was badly planned and not good value for money, according to the NAO. (Read Full Article)

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

      Explore supplymanagement.com (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)

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

      Explore supplymanagement.com (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

    21. Sustainability loses out to cost cutting in business travel

      Explore supplymanagement.com (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)

    22. Balfour Beatty uses sustainability to get more for less

      Explore supplymanagement.com (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

    23. Time taken to pay suppliers extends in Q3

      Explore supplymanagement.com (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)

    24. FTSE 100 should focus more on supply chain issues

      Explore supplymanagement.com (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

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