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Editor's choice
Supply Business editor Rebecca Ellinor selects a recent article highlighting key considerations for global procurement and supply chain professionals.

Purchasing articles

  • Cigarette manufacturing © Shutterstock Defining supply chain strategy in the process industryTraditionally process industries have paid much less attention to supply chain management in comparison to other sectors, but the tide is turning as pressures on sales, prices and costs bite.
  • Spotlight © Shutterstock Five tips to keep your supply chain out of the spotlightWhat can businesses do to effectively manage supplier relationships and decrease the risk associated with international partners? Martin Berr-Sorokin provides some guidance.
  • Wedding couple kissing in rain © Shutterstock How risk-free is your supply chain?Filed accounts and credit scores are an incomplete guide to supply chain risk, argues Richard Nixon of Collinson Grant
  • Dick Russill illustration Executive coach - March 2014Dick Russill answers readers questions on procurement's role in the a business, 'silo service' and inviting suppliers to an event.
  • 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.
  • Undercover CPO illustration © Rob Ball Perception is realityThe head of procurement at a large global business gives his reflections on corporate life.
  • "Finance for purchasing managers" book cover Finance for Purchasing ManagersRichard France, Gower, £60/$109.95.
  • Workers on Foxxcon assembly line, China © Alamy From buyer to entrepreneurThe procurement function has a unique chance to transform its value proposition in the next decade, say Peter Spiller and Nicolas Reinecke from McKinsey & Company.
  • "Getting your message across" © Fernando Volken Togni Getting your message acrossRima Evans looks at how procurement teams are turning to branding and marketing to boost their corporate programmes and get other staff on board.
  • Jamie Hindhaugh © BT Making the playRima Evans talks to Jamie Hindhaugh, COO of BT Sport, about launching a winning brand, taking on Sky at its own game and utilising his procurement skills to help his new team at BT play a blinder.
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March 2014
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