A global view

23 May 2008
Having attended three purchasing conferences on three different continents (Europe, America and Africa) in the past six weeks, I have not been surprised that all buyers around the world are dealing with the same kind of issues.

Lack of profile, sustainability, changing economic conditions and global sourcing have been topics at all three events, with best practice advice being very similar in each case.

Is purchasing now a truly global function, or do local cultures and customs still rule the roost?
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