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Ever wondered why there are ever greater numbers of foreign registered lorries on our roads? New legislation scrapped the requirement for drivers’ to return to their home countries with an unladen vehicle. Read more...

by John Matthews

Well fellow Purchasing professionals, it would seem that it’s time for us to wake up and shout a little louder and more often, as today, July 13th, is World FM Day. When is World Purchasing Day?

by Ian Satchwell

This month we are pleased to profile Nicolas Passaquin (Global Head of Sourcing Delivery) of Thomson Reuters on the role off-shoring has played in their Sourcing transformation. Nicolas has been at Thompson Reuters/ Reuters since 2003 and previously worked for Numico and Air France

by Change Makers

Hopes and dreams did not come more fresh and varied than at the Procurious big ideas summit the other day in London. Many of you may have seen the blog posts and social media around the event and I thought I would share an FP view on what was discussed

by Anna Del Mar

All of the current “leaders” in the Strategic Sourcing Suite market were established before 1999. So who are these leaders, what do they offer, and, more importantly, why are they increasingly looking the same?

by Mark Eveleigh

How short term tactical and exploitative behaviour destroys trust, destroys creativity and alters behaviour

by Allison Ford-Langstaff

A good procurement organization does need to start to think about the longer term effects and consider how we would adjust category strategies to cope. Have you started to?

by Allison Ford-Langstaff

The marketplace, benefits and pitfalls of eProcurement and eSourcing applications

by Mark Eveleigh

The Modern Slavery Act of 2015 came into force in October of last year and businesses with turnover in excess of £36 million will be “required to produce a statement, in each financial year, setting out the steps they have taken to ensure there is no modern slavery in their own business and their supply chains”

by John Matthews

Creating a strategic procurement function in a diverse investment company in the Middle East

by Change Makers

Future Purchasing suggest ten enablers to achieve Lord Carter's Procurement Transformation Recommendations across NHS England

by Jon Hughes

Continuing our own summary of Carter’s 15 recommendations and assessing the likely impact that these recommendations could have on procurement, particularly from a leadership, structural, process and capability perspective

by Jon Hughes

FP have been following the work of Lord Carter closely and have made inputs from a strategic and change management perspective. Here is our assessment of the likely impact that his recommendations could have on procurement

by Jon Hughes

We search for the 1 percent margin for improvement in everything we do' he has said, and it is clear that this relentless search for improvement in all areas has had a dramatic effect on the team and its ability to win or place highly on such a regular basis

by Allison Ford-Langstaff

Creating group procurement expertise in a de-centralised business

by Change Makers

28th Jan

Change Makers

New Feature: Sharing Stories From Procurement Leaders On Making Change And Progress

by Change Makers

What is procurement doing, believing or saying that’s contributing to the reaction we’re getting from others in the organisation?

by Alison Smith

It occurs to me that, as procurement professionals, we could let ourselves be inspired by category management. It is, after all, a powerful process designed to deliver sustainable change and there are plenty of parallels we can draw

by Kathrine Western

The Consumer Prices Index (CPI), the UK’s key measure of inflation for goods and services, has been negative for two consecutive months in September and October 2015. Is there a case for an annual price decrease letter?

by Paul Lee

The Christmas Purchase Requisition. The 12 Days of Christmas like you've never seen before!

by Paul Lee

The most bizarre agency review that I’ve ever been involved in took place a few years ago...

by Tony Squires

The news that one company PepsiCo is getting rid of its Marketing Procurement team to the Marketing press reminded me of the scene in the Wizard of Oz

by Tina Fegent

A few other ways of looking at procurement contribution such as cost avoidance, added value and increased revenue

by Allison Ford-Langstaff

Platts’ Global Petrochemical Index has been at its lowest level since May 2009. That sounds like good news for consumers but is it good news for Procurement?

by Paul Lee

Procurement in the future may be a job with a great deal of power, with a lot of time spent in Africa and some planet hopping! Read on...

by Allison Ford-Langstaff

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