Suppliers and vendors first
By Luc Volatier, Carlos Gordon and Clive Gallery
If the indirect effects of the credit crunch weren’t bad enough, the dearth of finance is threatening
some supply chains. Should you step in when key suppliers are at risk?
Coping with crisis
By Nick Martindale
Nobody is immune from the recession – but among CPOs, the pressures it brings and the reactions it stimulates are not uniform
The great fall of China
By Benjamin Schmittzehe
A flurry of factory closures in China means procurement chiefs need to apply extra caution with their sourcing strategies
Controlling supply risks in today’s environment
A CPO agenda executive debate
With the global economy in the midst of recession, what are the key risks CPOs face in the currentclimate and how can they mitigate them? This was the subject for debate at a panel of senior procurement professionals in London
Keep the value attached to your contracts
By Jonathan Hughes and Elizabeth Rayer
Why are purchasers and suppliers so often disappointed by the results of strategic sourcing, and how can they stop the value leaking out of their hardwon contracts?
Take great strides together
by Andrew Humphries and Richard Gibbs
Understanding which partnership type fits your supplier relationships is the key to getting the best out of such arrangements
Fill in the blanks on CSR
By Corey Billington, Aileen Ionescu-Somers and Michèle Barnett Berg
Many organisations talk about corporate social responsibility but few have put it into practice.
Yet getting caught out could be catastrophic