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News Analysis for Procurement

How to add value and contribute to growth through procurement
by Martim Facada, National Outsourcing Association
Procurement departments are becoming more important for adding value and contributing to growth against the rising cost pressures faced by several mature industries.
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Technology that will take procurement transparency to the next level
by Jeremy Coward
Across a wide variety of sectors, buyers of outsourcing are starting to expect more transparency from their service providers. Luckily, new technology is on the rise that will revolutionise procurement transparency for good.
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Innovation in Outsourcing and the Rise of the CXO
by Jeremy Coward
The ‘Innovation Reality Report’ published by Aecus in February 2015 is enough to make any individual working in the world of outsourcing optimistic. Innovation is a concept that has encountered a lot of scepticism on the vertical side of the outsourcing industry. Paul Morrison, Head of Outsourcing Innovation at Aecus, defines innovation as...
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Outsourcing This Week: News Breakdown and Analysis (28th Feb - 6th March 2015)
by Jeremy Coward
Outsourcing news breakdown and analysis for the last seven days.
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IT Industry Clashes with UK Government over Public Contracts
by Jeremy Coward
In the build up to the UK general election, the IT trade association TechUK has called out the UK government over its public procurement policies.
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The New EU Public Procurement Laws: What you need to know
by Jeremy Coward
On 5 February, new EU public procurement laws were laid by parliament which are due to come into effect 26 February 2015. This is your high-level guide to the new laws – below we’ve documented everything you need to know about the EU public procurement rule changes.
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A cheeky little innovation in outsourcing
by sourcingfocus.com
Yesterday a news story did the media rounds concerning a high-paid US software developer outsourcing undisclosed work to China. This example represents one of the most resourceful and innovative uses of outsourcing available and should be commended, if not for the violation of multiple company practices.
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Unhealthy practices in NHS procurement
by sourcingfocus.com
In the governments quest to improve the efficiency of the National Health Service and improve cost-savings in a time of recent recession and cuts, the privatisation and outsourcing of services has become a popular fix-all. However recent reports and major case examples are demonstrating that the NHS is failing in carrying out effective procurement.
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Royal Mail: profit & privatisation
by sourcingfocus.com
In a release today half-year operating profits for Royal Mail reached a total of £144 million, the report also confirmed the companies move towards privatisation.
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August reveals extent of global economic slowdown
by sourcingfocus.com
August was a month of economic gloom, with reports of slowdown in China and increased instability in Europe. Rising expectations of Greece’s expulsion from the Eurozone and difficulties arising in Spain have further compounded economic uncertainties.
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