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  • Empty shelves in warehouse © Shutterstock Keep ahead of the gameCIPS economist John Glen examines the implications of economic recovery, lean supply chains and the cost of stock-outs.
  • A builder standing in the wooden frame of a part-constructed house © iStock Recovery positionWith the global economy displaying positive signs, CIPS economist 
John Glen examines the economic outlook for procurement professionals.
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  • Four more years...In his first presidential campaign, Barack Obama homed in on the issue of waste and mismanagement in government contracting, making radical promises to fix it. But now he is back in office the challenges remain. So what has Obama's administration done so far – and what does the future hold?

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  • Mario Draghi © Shutterstock The spectre of deflationDeclining prices may sound like good news for buyers, but the prospect of deflation is a worry for governments, says CIPS economist John Glen.
  • "Finance for purchasing managers" book cover Finance for Purchasing ManagersRichard France, Gower, £60/$109.95.
  • Lagos, Nigeria © Robert via Wikipedia MINT sourcesThe economist who coined the term BRIC economies has identified four new emerging nations – Mexico, Indonesia, Nigeria and Turkey – to keep an eye on. John Glen explains what businesses need to know about them.
  • Empty shelves in warehouse © Shutterstock Keep ahead of the gameCIPS economist John Glen examines the implications of economic recovery, lean supply chains and the cost of stock-outs.
  • 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.
  • A builder standing in the wooden frame of a part-constructed house © iStock Recovery positionWith the global economy displaying positive signs, CIPS economist 
John Glen examines the economic outlook for procurement professionals.
  • Stock market graph showing decline © Shutterstock The top 10 challenges facing CPOsSix years after the onset of the global financial crisis, senior procurement executives face a different set of challenges to their business, says Bernadette O'Regan.
  • Cars on production line © Shutterstock Back to the future?With many offshore firms considering a return to Europe, CIPS economist John Glen looks at if the UK is a viable option.
  • 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.
  • "The rise of the new global giants" annotated world map The rise of the new global giantsFrom 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.
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