Some 65 per cent of procurement and supply chain leaders feel the economy is showing clear signs of recovery from the recession, according to Capgemini’s 2010 Global Chief Procurement Officer Survey
DHL is targeting public sector food buying arguing that a more collaborative approach run by the private sector could save £100 million – about one fifth of the current level of spending
This year there were only two companies that met the strict criteria for reaching the shortlist in the Sourcing & Procurement category.
Former Wates supply chain manager John Bermingham has launched a “no saving, no fee” cost reduction company which aims to cut supplier costs by up to 50 per cent
Capgemini America and IBX Group, the provider of e-purchasing software, are joining forces to develop an end-to-end global procurement system using Capgemini’s BPOpen technology platform.
Chief financial officers in businesses worldwide are “shunning risk management in favour of cost cutting, and failing to treat supply chain dangers seriously enough”, according to new research from independent research company Loudhouse and Basware.
Companies need to be aware that procurement isn’t just about saving money, according to Johan Denekamp, group chief executive of 4C Associates.
The Sourcing & Procurement category came down to a shortlist of three companies – British Ceramic Tile, Haldex and Hewlett Packard CDS.
The Lloyd Fraser Group is extending its relationship with COA Solutions by implementing an electronic system to replace paper-based procurement and increase business efficiency.
Many companies are now using so-called e-procurement implementations to facilitate catalogue-based buying of indirect materials, such as office supplies. This is fine, but the savings on these types of deployments are rarely substantial. Shaving pennies