64%

LACK OF TRAINING

64% of employees purchasing goods and services have no formal purchasing training. 
77%

DEFENSIVE APPROACH

77% of FDs would implement a defensive approach when dealing with financial difficulties. 
71%

PROCUREMENT NOT IMPORTANT

71% of FDs believe procurement is not a strategic function. 
59%

WAITING FOR TROUBLE

59% of businesses will not review suppliers unless there is a problem.  

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23Oct

Purchasing moves up the agenda for Board Directors

This week Supply Management reports that a survey of Buyers in 2013 found that just 38% of them thought their directors viewed procurement as a strategic issue, the same survey in 2014 show 68% do. Admittedly the survey was produced in America but it...

14Oct

Expert or Trusted Advisor?

Building long-lasting transparent relationships with one’s service provider is not a given. Sometimes the relationship between a seller and a buyer entails something of a power struggle. However it goes in negotiations may prevent focusing on the c...

24Sep

Safety and Duty of Care – Eyesight tests for At Work Drivers, where do you see it going?

EU legislation in 2011 says that every commercial driver has to have an eye test every 5 years. The unanswered question is who’s going to be responsible for making sure it happens? Duty of care would suggest that it’s down to the employer but sho...

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