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Buying scheme to cut £20m from water bills

Wakefield-based buying organisation YPO is working with the government’s procurement agency, the Crown Commercial Service, on a scheme design to help the UK’s public sector save more that £20m on its water bills.

Freightos acquires WebCargoNet

Online freight marketplace Freightos has acquired WebCargoNet, the air cargo rate management provider to create one of the world’s largest database of air, ocean, and land freight rates.

First medical supplies ordered using PEPPOL

Derby Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has ordered the first medical supplies for use in the NHS using the pan-European public procurement on-line messaging standard (PEPPOL).

Time to test yourself against the best

It’s time to test yourself against the best supply chains in The  Supply Chain Excellence Awards 2016, organised by Logistics & Supply Chain.

Virtualstock brings in former NHS procurement chief

Virtualstock, which provides omni-channel technology services to a range of companies and public sector organisations, has appointed Rob Knott, previously national director of NHS Procurement, as director of healthcare and public sector.

UN body backs supply chain licence plan

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has come out in favour of a licensing system for supply chain professionals to ensure that they are trained and accountable for any malpractice.

Sourcing the long-term

Supply chains for businesses, big and small, are finding themselves under pressure to reduce costs, improve efficiency and assist in the maintenance of a steady cash flow.

Can you compete with Matrix APA on procurement?

Dedication and objectivity in striving for transparency won Matrix APA the European Supply Chain Excellence award for Sourcing & Procurement, with the SME fighting off strong competition from the largest provider of cable broadband in Belgium, Telenet.

VW set to transform automotive supply chains

New technologies and shorter product cycles pose serious challenges for the motor industry globally. And, according to Garcia Sanz, procurement board member at Volkswagen: “In future, a key success factor will be a highly efficient global supplier network.”

Tesco faces investigation over treatment of suppliers

Groceries code adjudicator Christine Tacon has launched an investigation into Tesco’s behaviour towards suppliers. And this could be extended to other retailers if evidence of malpractice comes to light.

Premier case puts focus on supplier relationships

Driving a hard bargain with your suppliers is one thing, but demanding a cash gift under the threat of delisting, is downright unfair. These, and other harsh words, were directed at Premier Foods last week by the Federation of Small Businesses. It followed a complaint in the press about how Premier manages companies in its […]

Service sector growth remains strong, says CIPS 

Growth of the UK’s private service sector economy was sustained during September, underpinned by sharply rising new business volumes, according to Purchasing Managers’ Index from Market/CIPS.

Tesco under pressure to review behaviour towards suppliers

Groceries Code Adjudicator Christine Tacon has called on Tesco to examine its behaviour towards suppliers as part of the internal review which was announced by the retailer last month. In a keynote speech to a groceries sector audience the Adjudicator said she had talked to the large retailer following the announcement it had made last […]

Procurement on the limit

Top procurement organisations generate significantly higher savings than the average, but are they reaching the limits of what savings can be made?

Risk management and standardisation key to SRM rise

Supplier risk management and standardising processes are the key factors behind implementation of a supplier relationship management (SRM) tool, according to a poll of purchasing professionals conducted by Ivalua and released yesterday (Monday). Trending in Procurement surveyed 283 purchasing professionals in Europe (60 per cent) and North America (40 per cent) between June and September. […]

Risk index at an 18 month low

The news is full of conflict at the moment – conflict in Gaza, in Iraq and the Ukraine. And then there is the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. So it would be reasonable to assume that supply chain risk is increasing. But the latest Risk Index from the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (CRI) […]

SfL encourages procurement in Scotland

Skills for Logistics has teamed up with the Scottish Qualification Authority, Skills Development Scotland, and the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply, to develop both a SVQ Level 3 in Procurement, and an Apprenticeship Framework there

Get into the Spirit

The Spirit Pub Company supplies more than 1,200 pubs around the country and food has become a competitive weapon in this most competitive of markets

CIPS teams up with Peter Jones academy

The Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply has teamed up with The Peter Jones Enterprise Academy, to launch the CIPS Negotiation Challenge 2014, for a third year

What’s in a name?

First there was multi-channel. Then there was omni-channel. And now there is cross-channel. You know that a market is in a process of change when terms are being coined so rapidly

Awards 2013: Technology Award

Tesco’s entry was for an automated system that automatically adjusts the sales forecasts for thousands of products in its UK and Irish stores three times a day seven days a week based on the latest weather information

Procurement pair talk money

Arriva’s David Loseby will be joining forces with Network Rail’s Jim Carter, to discuss the role of procurement within supply chain finance, at this year’s Supply Chain Finance Summit

CIPS in public procurement initiative

The Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply and the National Institute of Government Purchasing (NIGP) have launched a dedicated web portal in support of their Partnership for Public Procurement

Procurement vacancies rise

The number of advertised UK procurement vacancies rose eight per cent between the first and second quarters, according the latest Robert Walters European Jobs Index

Buyer beware

Have cost-driven purchasing strategies passed their sell by date? Nick Allen looks at the qualities required for a more sophisticated approach to buying

Diageo Xchanges to improve procurement services

Diageo has awarded Xchanging Procurement Services a three-year contract, to work with its current procurement teams on sourcing and process improvement throughout Europe, Africa, and North America

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