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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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...

22Sep

Hotel room rates continue to grow

As reported in Supply Management, the average price of a hotel room continued to grow in the first six months of the year, according to international corporate services firm Hogg Robinson Group (HRG). The Russian city of Moscow retained the top spot ...

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