How to buy smart

25 March 2009
It’s a conundrum that procurement professionals know all too well – how do you purchase what you need without wasting money? US President Barack Obama spoke about the thorny issue yesterday as he fronted his second prime-time White House news conference since taking office. “Where the [defence] savings should come in — and I've been working with [Defence] Secretary [Dr Robert] Gates on this, and we'll be detailing it more in the weeks to come — is, how do we reform our procurement system so that it keeps America safe and we're not wasting taxpayer dollars?,” he told reporters. If you have any advice for the new president, why not share it below?
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