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Greater transparency in calls for tenders could save Europe billions

Transparency is widely seen as an effective tool against public sector corruption because it curbs illicit transactions by exposing them to the …

Empiricism

Procurement lessons from the office tea round

<b>Strong category management can help a business or organisation make the most out of even the smallest spend, including tea and coffee …

Project Management

The hidden meaning of SRM…

<i>By</i> <i>Bertrand Maltaverne</i><p>There is more to SRM than SRM…<p>I am sure that if you ask 100 Procurement people about what is SRM, the answer you will get almost …

Cycling

Public Procurement: Joint communication from the independent Italian authorities

06.12.2017 Italy<p>Within the context of the recently established cooperation between independent authorities, the Italian Competition Authority …

Public Administration

Government SME Procurement —It’s A Smaller Cow AND It Has Been Moved Further Away

The government has quietly released new data on spend with SMEs — and it‘s not good news. Grab a coffee and settle in to find out why…<p>Back in …

Manufacturing

Europe's Unibail bids $16 billion for Westfield to counter online threat

SYDNEY/MELBOURNE/PARIS (Reuters) - Europe’s biggest property firm Unibail-Rodamco is to buy U.S. and UK mall operator Westfield Corp for $16 billion, in a defensive move to create a global leader in a sector grappling with the online shopping challenge led by Amazon (AMZN.O).<p>The deal gives …

eCommerce

DealTrack post merger and acquisition

In this document, we talk about a new way for IT to view systems integration post merger that, in some cases, can provide a faster route to post …

Science

How "made in Ukraine" promoters in Rada decided to kill Ukraine’s pride

The Verkhovna Rada on the budget adoption evening of December 7 passed in the first reading a populist bill "Buy Ukrainian, Pay to Ukrainians", which …

IT Application Development Services and IaaS – New Procurement Research Reports Now Available From SpendEdge

LONDON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--#applicationdevelopment--SpendEdge announces the release of their reports on the IT Sector.

IaaS

Building upon small things that make a difference in our community

<b>In my eighteen years as a university president, I have come to realize that, while policy usually drives institutional change, it is often the little</b> …

Higher Education

A unified approach to procurement frameworks

<i>Published Monday 20th November 2017</i><p>Across the public sector, there is a range of approaches to selecting a financial management solution, from a …

Procurement

Interesting Norwegian case on public procurement of health and social services and alleged discrimination of private enterprises against EU/EEA law (ESA 154/17/COL)

European Economic Area

Examining Brexit Through the GPA’s Lens: What Next for UK Public Procurement Reform?

Procurement

Robotic Process Automation: What Does It Mean for Procurement and Finance?

Robotic process automation (RPA) is one of the most-talked-about developments in automation today. But while a few companies have created a proof of …

Intelligence

◘ Procurement Gender Gap

Procurement Espresso<p>Procurement:<br>Glass Ceiling Cracked,<br>not Broken<p>Although women comprise 37 percent of the<br>managerial cadre across procurement …

Entrepreneurship

New South Wales kicks off large-scale renewables procurement with Neoen solar contract

The New South Wales (NSW) government has signed a contract with the Australian arm of French renewable energy developer Neoen for the purchase of …

Renewable Energy

Best of 2017 – Five Principles of Sourcing and Spend Analysis Insight

Continuing today our review of the papers we published this year, let’s turn to Trade Extensions. We have worked extensively with the firm over the …

Woody Allen

Imminent risk of EU control of British defence procurement, industry and training

<i>Below is the text of the submission which SDI UK made to the Committee, altered only by the addition of the names of the individuals who were</i> …

Brexit

EU and Japan finalise deal for trade zone covering 30% of global GDP

December 8, 2017<p>To add to the barrage of news from Brussels this morning, the EU and Japan have finalised their free trade deal, which was agreed in …

Brexit

What companies can learn from McCormick's procurement strategy

Dive Brief:<p>Five years ago McCormick & Company redesigned its procurement department to tap into the company's global growth strategy and create a …

Procurement

The Journey to Strategic Sourcing: A Roadmap

<b>Benefits of a Strategic Approach to Procurement</b><p>In today’s competitive business environment, procurement departments are being challenged to do more …

Business Planning

Suppliers confused by social value weighting variance

<b>Suppliers find it difficult to include social value in their tender bids because different authorities give it different weightings, a roundtable was</b> …

explicit

Cautious welcome for EU-Japan rail accord

INTERNATIONAL: European railway suppliers’ association UNIFE has welcomed the political agreement between the European Commission and the Japanese …

Brexit

The way we do military procurement continues to baffle the world

The National Shipbuilding Procurement Strategy (NSPS) is a bad policy. Still, when it recently was offered a lifeline off this sinking barge of a …

Nova Scotia

Three Trends Shaping the Future of Procurement

Procurement professionals are experiencing a time of change. As more purchasing processes become automated, many are shifting from transactional …

Procurement

Interview: Rating supply chain's leading companies with AT Kearney

<b>AT Kearney’s recent Kearney ‘Mobilising for Supply Chain Excellence’ report found less than one in ten companies could be considered supply chain</b> …

Business Planning

The man transforming government procurement

<b>One of government CCO Gareth Rhys Williams’ KPIs is keeping Whitehall procurement out of the Daily Mail, and he’s seeking the brightest commercial</b> …

Chris Grayling

Infographic: The advantages of mobile card readers for small businesses

Card payments have never been more popular with UK consumers, yet small and independent businesses remain slow to adapt to new card technologies, …

Banking

Rethinking Procurement Performance Reviews

This blog is brought to us by MRA Global Sourcing An increasingly contingent and increasingly young workforce is challenging traditional employee …

Management