UK firms could generate billions with procurement tech

UK firms are falling behind their European competitors by failing to embrace tried-and-tested technologies such as cloud computing and online procurement, according to the CBI. Carolyn Fairbairn, the Confederation of British Industry’s (CBI) director general, told businesses that they could add as much as £100bn gross value to the UK economy were they to invest in well-established

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Procurement can help close the gender gap

The UN has launched a toolkit to help procurement professionals close the international gender gap by supporting women-owned businesses. The toolkit, produced by UN Women, includes practical advice for business looking to diversify their supply chains to support women and suggests a definition and eligibility criteria firms should adopt to avoid tokenism and fraud when

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Damian Green new minister for procurement

Damian Green has been announced as the new minister for the Cabinet Office. The role includes the position of paymaster general and covers government procurement and public sector efficiency and reform. Green was appointed in prime minister Theresa May’s post-election cabinet reshuffle and replaces Ben Gummer, who had held the post for just under a

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Procurement already ‘deep into’ Brexit

Uncertainty abounds but firms are getting creative with their strategies A third of UK businesses are drawing up plans to sever cross-Channel supply chains to avoid post-Brexit tariffs – and almost half of European firms are doing the same, CIPS research shows. A survey of more than 2,100 supply chain managers found they are not

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