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Competition Is Good – Just Watch “The Bodyguard” To See Why

Competition sits right at the heart of effective procurement, it drives innovation, it promotes successful economies, and mitigates the risk of corruption.  It is, all […]

Writing Content for a Procurement Audience – But Will Anyone Read It? (Part 2)

In part 1 we described how many more business people are writing for a procurement audience these days – blogs, articles, web material – and […]

Writing Content for a Procurement Audience – But Will Anyone Read It?

(This is an updated version of an article we first published back in the mists of time! Still relevant though!) It is ironic that just […]

Gareth Nugent at Discovery Networks – Tips on Working with Smaller and Innovative Suppliers

I was sorry to miss the CIPS Conference two weeks ago because of the mega-procurement event clash  – just as I was sorry to miss […]

Monday Rant – Please Make Your Procurement Content Worthwhile

The democratization of the media is the topic today – but it’s more interesting than it sounds! One of the most significant aspects of the […]

Great British Bake-Off Leaves the BBC – Negotiation Strategies and Lessons

We have more fascinating procurement and negotiation lessons from the wider world, as the BBC lose the rights to show the Great British Bake-Off (GBBO) […]

Scanmarket eSourcing Summit – Some Good Points from the Media Man

At the recent Scanmarket eSourcing Summit (see part 1 of our review here), we heard an excellent presentation from Jeff Ariz, a Scanmarket client and […]

The New Supply Management Magazine – First Impressions

Over the past few days, the new re-launched Supply Management magazine dropped onto tens of thousands of doormats. What are our initial thoughts about the […]

ProcureCon Marketing Day 2: Optimising the Efficiency and Effectiveness of Marketing Procurement

We were at ProcureCon Marketing last week – well most of it. You can read our impressions of Day 1 here and here. Day 2 […]

Exclusive! BiP Solutions Announces Acquisition of Pro-Mark Media

This morning BiP Solutions (BiP) announced its acquisition of Pro-Mark Media (PMM) -- a leading UK construction media company -- strengthening both firms’ capabilities in […]

The Apprentice – Live Blog on Tonight’s Buying and Negotiating Task

Tonight it is the legendary "buying and negotiating" episode of the Apprentice UK TV programme, where hapless contestants compete for the chance to go into […]

Down the Procurement Pub in Newcastle with File on Four, CIPS and Circa Waves

Two days in the North-East this week, the land of my birth and childhood. One night with my parents, near Durham, then the next in […]