Magazine Preview - 24/04/2008

23 April 2008

In the next issue of Supply Management, out tomorrow.

Features

The upside of a downturn - What opportunities does the economic downturn have for buyers?

A source of inspiration - It's not only small operations that can learn about China sourcing

Search for stars - How you can recruit the brightest and best local buyers in China

How to upgrade your people - How IBM recruits in China

Market on the move - Two Chinese buyers give their views on the state of procurement in the country

In the news

- Big rise in senior buyers' pay
- 112 firms accused of bid rigging
- Car firms boost joint buying
- 20 per cent of buyers have been offered bribes by suppliers
- US card audit finds "abuse and waste"

And not forgetting

- Procurement reform in the NHS
- What are the best KPIs for purchasers?

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