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Supply Business
Formerly CPO Agenda


Summer 2009


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


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