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

Purchasing articles

  • "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.
  • "The seven pillars..." illustration © Mitch Blunt The seven pillars of successful strategic purchasingWhat are the critical elements that enable a high-performing procurement function? Giles Breault and Sammy Rashed identify the key 
factors and advise what they look like.
  • Big data © Shutterstock Bright lights big dataBig data is being touted as the answer to the transformation of all aspects of business, including procurement and supply chain. But behind all the marketing hype does it actually have any value for CPOs?
  • Times Square © Shutterstock CFOs and CPOs: want more bang for your advertising bucks?Tom Denford says media spend falls under the radar far too often and it requires diligent governance to be able to deliver properly.
  • Barack Obama © Shutterstock Sector focus: HealthcareHealthcare provision is facing enormous resource challenges all round the world, and providers, in both the public and private sectors, are searching anxiously for new models that can meet the demands, as Andrew Pring reports.
  • Aston Martin DB9 © Aston Martin Round-up - March 2014Supplier causes Aston Martin recall; Procurement still has work to do; Joint venture tips for competitors; EU procurement directive welcomed; Insurers worried by supply risks; Supply chain 'not a source of value'; Coca-Cola looking to save $1 billion.
  • Sound bites: March 2014Executives, entrepreneurs and leaders on matters of business, procurement and supply.
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