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SM Commodities Index - May 2021
Graham Crawshaw of CASME and Steven Bates of Auditel discuss the merits of both sides of the argument
Will procurement return to prioritising cost?
Navigating changes in global distribution
Standardisation of parts and components can yield cost savings, but hinder product differentiation ©Getty Images
Is customisation the answer to automotive supply security?
Centralised procurement will help the increase value via strategic sourcing ©Getty Images
BT’s procureco hits the strategy hot spot
Retail is evolving to meet the needs of consumers, and business is increasingly moving in the same direction ©Getty Images
Can you automate procurement?
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How to motivate your team during a crisis
Siju Johny: "Procurement should be the pioneer that starts the innovation conversation" ©Gavin Jowitt
“If you deliver the desired outcomes, even your haters will start loving you”
Improvised workspaces and a lack of work-life balance may be storing up health and safety risks for employers ©Getty Images
How to manage occupational health compliance
BMW has enlisted hi-tech help to process its increasingly complex supply scheduling ©Getty Images
BMW's supply chain makes a quantum leap
Transparent audits provide businesses with the opportunity to work in partnership with suppliers ©Getty Images
How to conduct meaningful supplier audits
Money raised has been used to bring VR social experiences to people in supported housing ©Places for People
Procurement can act as a revenue generator
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