Capture every order – globally

Claritum have recently launched an upgrade to its powerful Catalogue capabilities. The Catalogue enables large numbers of users to quickly and easily order a range of products and services including standard and personalised items, print on demand and re-orders. Users...

Improving dialogue is the goal of supplier evaluation

The appraisal element of a supplier evaluation programme is a means to open up and improve dialogue with key suppliers rather than the overall objective, a senior buyer has said. Speaking at the Procurecon 2012 conference in Brussels yesterday, Willy De Beucker, head...

Accurate data critical to savings

Half of procurement managers admit their spend data is poor and they are unable to measure its quality – even though 95 per cent of the information is key to achieving their goals. Buyers said the unsatisfactory data is a barrier to accurate and reliable purchasing...

Procurement set for its own ‘format war’

In the 1970s, consumers found themselves caught up in a ‘format war’ – the battle for supremacy between electronic companies to produce the market-leading videotape recording system. In the end, the market was narrowed to two choices – Betamax or VHS and consumers who...

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