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Are you in an adversarial industry? Insights for contract negotiators and managers.

Given their business significance, it is interesting how little research has been done on claims and disputes. They impact reputation, trust and bottom-line results, but most organizations have very little insight to the frequency, causes or costs of claims and disputes. 441 more words

Contract / Commercial Management

Coffee: Trying Espresso for the first time: Bella Vista — Square Mile

Upshot Espresso – Glossop Rd, Sheffield

This week I was taught how to drink espresso properly (I also attended a number of coffee related events, which I plan to talk about later!) and I was so glad I got to do it with this espresso from Square Mile. 504 more words


Expanding to the Canadian Outsourcing Market? Consider These Trends and Strategic Options

The expanding variety of service offerings, delivery options and service providers in the Canadian sourcing marketplace are providing Canadian organizations with access to new strategic opportunities, and also the associated risks and responsibilities. 198 more words


Fabric selection...

I have been designing and drawing up ideas since I got here and the next step is sampling them up. So I needed to select some fabric so the designs can be made in the workshop downstairs. 320 more words

5 Steps to Reducing Supply Chain Costs

My colleague Jerry Moody was relating a conversation he had with a CFO of a $1 billion business, he was talking about how the company reduced waste in manufacturing by 12%, the CFO then added, “… but what we really need next is a way to reduce the cost of the materials and services we buy”. 358 more words

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Deal Rollatini

The process of rolling up acquisitions in a fragmented industry is pretty standard stuff these days. But it’s still worth looking at the topic because there are so many variables within the “sameness” of fragmentation that can go wrong. 317 more words