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Spare a Thought For CPOs Amid Global Risk And Digital Challenge

Posted on February 9, 2017 at 11:20 AM

Cost reduction and managing risk unsurprisingly top the list of procurement leaders’ business priorities in 2017, according to Deloitte’s annual global Chief Procurement Officer (CPO) survey, just out.


The number one priority for 79% of CPOs is reducing costs. Over half (57%) are worried about managing risk - particularly true of those who are based in the United Kingdom, with uncertainty around Brexit and outcomes from upcoming trade negotiations.

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Beware The Brexit And The Supply Chain

Posted on July 4, 2016 at 6:45 PM

If you write about corporate governance it is sheer folly to ignore the supply chain.


And I haven't, oh I haven't....I have covered it here on Board Talk (use the search engine it works) and also on Forbes.


Ooh thank you Google - one search and I find latest here on Board Talk on collaboration re the supply chain, and on

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Supply Chain Monitoring Competitors To Collaborate

Posted on June 8, 2016 at 9:15 PM

If there is one word that business is crying out for in 2016 - apart from 'humanity' (think BHS, think Tata Steel, think Sports Direct, more on that one very soon) for me it would be 'collaboration.'


When it comes to the supply chain - a topic I have covered repeatedly on Forbes (if you Google Dina Med...

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Calls For Collaboration In The Construction Supply Chain

Posted on July 26, 2015 at 8:00 PM

Construction is one of the UK's most important industry sectors. Yes, let's ignore the noise about financial services for a second. "The UK economy could be in better shape than estimated at the start of 2015 after construction output increased by 3.9% month-on-month in March" said This is Money in May (@MailOnline).

 

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