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Public Spend Forum Europe – Public Procurement Highlights from This Week

Public Spend Forum is dedicated to public sector procurement and aims to be a global community and knowledge network for improving public procurement and the public sector […]

Drugs Procurement, Markets and Incentives – “Shortages” Drive Up Prices

One day, there will be an academic discipline around incentives. It will encompass aspects of economics, behavioural psychology and contract law. It will recognise how […]

Best of 2017 – A Fine Procurement and Finance Romance and the Evolution of Procurement

Continuing our review of the papers we published this year, let’s turn today to two quite different papers. For Basware, procurement and invoicing technology experts, […]

HCSA Event – Thoughts on the Future Operating Model

Coming back to the recent Healthcare Supply Association (HCSA) conference, there was a lot of focus on the FOM (the Future Operating Model) – including […]

Best of 2017 – Five Principles of Sourcing and Spend Analysis Insight

Continuing today our review of the papers we published this year, let’s turn to Trade Extensions. We have worked extensively with the firm over the […]

Down the Procurement Pub with Odgers, Oxygen, Cordie, Basware and Tom Chaplin

This week we were at one of the social highlights of the season, the Odgers drinks party. Led by the excellent Lucy Harding, their procurement […]

Public Spend Forum Europe – Public Procurement Highlights from This Week

Public Spend Forum is dedicated to public sector procurement and aims to be a global community and knowledge network for improving public procurement and the public sector […]

Hospital Procurement League Tables – Alan and Kirsty Give Their Views!

At the HCSA health procurement conference last week, we opened my session with a spoof "radio show", with our pundits discussing the recent procurement league […]

Palmer & Harvey – Another Example of Supply Chain Risk

Last week, Palmer & Harvey, one of the largest wholesale distributors of grocery, tobacco and related products in the UK, went bust. Sadly, there were […]

Rail Industry Supplier Scheme – Are the Signals Red or Green for Achilles and Altius?

We’ve written many times over the years about Achilles, who run services and provide software in the area of supplier management. Their main clients are […]

Down the Procurement Pub with CIPS, Coupa, Industrial Strategy and Betsy

The CIPS Fellows’ Winter Dinner was sold out with around 70 of us sitting down in the beautiful setting of the Oriental Club in London […]

Public Spend Forum Europe – Public Procurement Highlights from This Week

Public Spend Forum is dedicated to public sector procurement and aims to be a global community and knowledge network for improving public procurement and the public sector […]