Contents from the March 2013 edition of Supply Business
Taking calculated chances
"CPOs have to take chances - after all, being innovative is to do something new", says Supply Business editor Rebecca Ellinor.
Financial announcements - March 2013
Travelling light; Morrisons saves more; G4S sees profits slide; BT calls in cost cuts; Rentokil on the rise.
Risk round-up - March 2013
Buyers don’t trust regulators; Risk management ‘ineffective’; What’s keeping CEOs awake?; Natural selection; Five tips.
Executives, the public and politicians on matters of business, procurement and supply
Fashion brands make detox pledge; Vanilla farmers scoop investment; Charity urges action on labour; Planet “at risk of bankruptcy”.
The ‘I’ of leadership: strategies for seeing, being and doing
Nigel Nicholson | Wiley | £18.99/$29.95
Logistics clusters: delivering value and driving growth
Yossi Sheffi | MIT press | £20.95/$29.95
The snowball effect: communication techniques to make you unstoppable
Andy Bounds | Wiley | £12.99/$19.95
Five minutes with Jon Sparkes
The chief operating officer of Unicef UK chats with Supply Business.
Entrepreneurship tips with Daniel Priestley
Entrepreneur, author and international speaker Daniel Priestley talks to Supply Business about entrepreneurship.
Raising the profession's profile; worthwhile meetings; and improving procurement efficiency.
Mike Inman presents three concepts that create/unlock additional significant value for buyers.
Tools of other trades: Anita Holbrow
The recruitment expert reveals how can you uncover – and retain – hidden talent.
Does the furore over corporation tax avoidance give businesses another reputational concern? And if so, what can and should CFOs and CPOs do about it? Anna Scott finds out.
Confessions of indiscretions
Stories of bribery and corruption make headlines worldwide. Reporting problems to the authorities could be a way to minimise the reputational and commercial impact of these, but are the incentives in the UK strong enough?
The rise of the new global giants
From the G7 to the E7, the power of the world’s economies is shifting. CIPS economist John Glen considers the implications for global procurement and supply chains.
Meeting of minds
Balancing investment decisions, mitigating risk and identifying growth opportunities is all in a day’s work for finance directors. Supply Business finds out their concerns – and future plans.
The growth generation
Strategic procurement teams are no longer just saving money for their businesses. Rima Evans speaks to those who are branching out and are now making profit for their organisations.
It's about adding value
With 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.
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.
Sharpening up their act
Smaller, minority-owned suppliers in the US are often outperforming their larger counterparts – and are being snapped up as a result. But is this growing trend to use more diverse suppliers echoed across the world?
A novel approach
The role of the CPO has finally found its place in literature. Supply Business speaks to the authors of a new book that immortalises the role.
Sector focus: mining
Large companies in the global mining sector have bucked the trend despite the downturn, but ‘resource nationalism’ and more regulation present challenges. Anna Scott examines three recent reports to provide a SWOT analysis of the industry.
Undercover CPO: a head of procurement at a large global business gives his reflections on corporate life.
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