Viewpoint Jan 2012


Future Purchasing Viewpoint  
Mark Webb
Mark Webb
MD Future Purchasing

Welcome to the first edition of our FP Viewpoint. This new format brings together the best elements of our previous
Monthly Bulletins and our
CPO Communiqués. It is part of our ongoing commitment to sharing practical insight on procurement best practice.
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CPO Communiqué: 

Risk Management Part 5

Deep Values and Behaviour vs. Executional Practice

Draws together key operational risk management requirements as well as a number of deeper concerns about complacency over enterprise risk in the supply chain.

Case Study: Olympus

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Insight Guide: 

Cost Reduction
The Four Faces of Building Value with Strategic Suppliers

Summarises in an easy-to-use checklist nine broad cost and value options, together with 27 initiatives that are under way in companies worldwide, which are making procurement a core business competence.

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