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  • Horses made out of dollar bills © iStock How to define cost transformation'Cost transformation' is a term increasingly used in business parlance, but when it comes to procurement, what does it actually mean? Ed Ainsworth explains.
  • Workers in the Channel Tunnel © Alamy Curbing capital costsProcurement must convince business – as well as solutions providers – that it has a valuable role to play in ensuring big capital projects run both to time and on budget, says Chris Jones.
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Cost management articles

  • Mike Inman, professional negotiation instructor, Tableforce The negotiator - March 2014Use fear, uncertainty and doubt (FUD) to gain the upper hand in negotiations, says Mike Inman.
  • Dick Russill illustration Executive coach - January 2014Dick Russill answers reader's questions about bottomless savings and executive's health issues.
  • Value addedWhat tools should procurement departments be utilising to ensure 
their company's competitiveness? 
Rima Evans 
investigates.
  • Kellogg's Special K cereal boxes © Kellogg's Financial announcements - January 2014Kellogg's launches 'project k'; Hornby suffers from supply chain disruption; Sales take a leap at Jaguar Land Rover; Serco/G4S face losses.
  • Five actions to improve procurementAndrew Swift and Richard Kane look at how to take control in trying economic times.
  • Nicholas Passaquin © Sam Kesteven It's about adding valueWith Thomson Reuters facing challenging times, procurement is embarking on a two-year improvement programme to help the group keep on track of its targets. Supply Business meets the man in charge of the changes
  • Passenders boarding a Thomas Cook plane © Alamy Financial announcements - March 2013Travelling light; Morrisons saves more; G4S sees profits slide; BT calls in cost cuts; Rentokil on the rise.
  • Purchasing consultancy illustration © Dan Haskett Mission impossible?Consultancy spend is an area rife for savings and is one of the 
final taboos of corporate expenditure. Nick Martindale looks 
at how and why procurement should get in on the action.
  • Horses made out of dollar bills © iStock How to define cost transformation'Cost transformation' is a term increasingly used in business parlance, but when it comes to procurement, what does it actually mean? Ed Ainsworth explains.
  • Workers in the Channel Tunnel © Alamy Curbing capital costsProcurement must convince business – as well as solutions providers – that it has a valuable role to play in ensuring big capital projects run both to time and on budget, says Chris Jones.
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