“….the main responsibility”, asserts the brilliant Ian Priest in the IPA’s booklet A is for alliances: Less pitches, more partnership, “lies with client marketing and procurement”. 560 more words
Procurement, legal compliance, accounting, marketing … These are all necessary activities within a business. The problem comes when those activities become enshrined within rigid policies and practices which are not well aligned and then undermine business goals and performance. 509 more words
Bristol City Council spends £400 million on goods and services every year.
Based on UK and EU law we are currently exploring how our decisions on what we buy and who we buy from, can include consideration of the social, economic and environmental benefit different organisations and approaches bring to the city. 171 more words
Most natural resources companies are experiencing the need to maintain an increasingly sharp focus on cost management and reduction to remain competitive following the recent and unexpectedly dramatic drop in the prices of oil and iron ore. 274 more words