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contract & supplier management

What Do You Do When a Supplier Underperforms? Remember “reversion to the mean”

Getting to Yes is for me the most important non-fiction book of my lifetime, and we've talked about it here several times. Daniel Kahneman is […]

What’s the Similarity Between Kids Company, Top Consulting and Investment Banking Firms?

Going back to Kids Company, we're going to draw a parallel between that organisation, and firms like McKinsey and Goldman Sachs. How can you possibly […]

Jim Rawlings on Contract Management – Interview at the IACCM Forum

At the recent IACCM (International Association for Contract and Commercial Management) Forum, we heard an on-stage interview with Jim Rawlings, the very recently appointed Procurement […]

NZDF at BravoConnect – Key to Implementing an Integrated eSourcing Solution: Only Chase One Rabbit

Last week we reported on BravoSolution’s very successful, informative and enjoyable annual user conference (at Oatlands Park Hotel, pictured) and gave an overview of the highlights […]

Apple’s contract terms: are they shifting risk onto suppliers?

We got our hands on some of Apple's (publicly available) contract templates, got together with Seal Software and IACCM (International Association for Contract and Commercial Management) to analyze them, and we're presenting our findings during a webinar on June 25. We'd love it if you would join! More US procurement news after the jump...

Understanding Incentivisation – You Get What You Ask (and Pay) Suppliers To Do

I have a dream. A dream, that in maybe 50 years time, there will be a whole field of academic study around incentivisation. That is […]

Contract Management – webinar next week, set your syallabus for academic year 2014/15!

Back to schooldays, I'm going back to schooldays ... Yes, for many next week is indeed that back to school time, the start of a […]

Procurement and Social Value – a lesson and warning from Omaha

Programmes that support small, local or minority-owned businesses are increasingly popular it seems the world over. Often they include procurement being used as an element […]

Supplier Management – our paper for OFS Portal available now

Our recent paper titled “Why Supplier Management should  be central to your procurement thinking” is available now  to download free, here from the OFS Portal […]

Supplier Management – making it central to procurement thinking

I wrote a paper recently that was very much for a particular organisation and its members, so we haven’t made it available here in our […]

Ministry of Justice and Serco / G4S contract over-billing; the inside story (part 2)

(Continuing the story of the Ministry of Justice Electronic Monitoring (EM) over-billing, as told to us at the department’s staff event last week by Vincent […]

Happy May Day – rent controls, socialism and contract management

Happy May Bank Holiday! It’s a public holiday in the UK today, so blogging will be light, and it’s not quite May Day of course, […]