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Opinion

CPO vs CFO: Bridging the gap

Can CPOs identify and report procurement savings that the CFO can appreciate and understand? Yes, says Olivier Chalon, but it isn't easy

07 Nov 2014

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Feature

Best in cars: A fleet that is fit for purpose

When selecting a fleet business need and the requirement that vehicles on the policy are ‘fit for purpose’over-rides everything else, writes Ashley Martin

28 Aug 2014

Feature

Dealing with IT suppliers: negotiating nous

Buying technology is one thing - outsourcing tehcnology requires even more rigour. Gavin Wakefield takes us through the key questions and pointers

09 Jul 2014

Feature

Procurement's new value proposition

If procurement is to become more aligned to strategic goals, technical competencies must be complemented by soft skills, such as communication

16 Jan 2014

Opinion

Tackling late payment: An overdue consideration

To effectively tackle late payments companies should first understand the real root cause of the issue

25 Nov 2013

Feature

Horsemeat scandal: The meat of the matter

The horsemeat scandal scandal has exposed the risks of relying on intricate supply chains, writes Gavin Hinks

27 Mar 2013

Feature

Outsourcing financial services is an accident waiting to happen

The collapse of Mouchel brought the pitfalls to outsourcing financial services into stark relief, writes Peter Bateman

28 Nov 2012

Feature

Fleet management: The price of fuel

With the price of fuel on the rise, FDs need to be savvy about making savings on their fleet costs, writes Catherine Chetwynd

26 Jan 2012

Feature

Flexible working space

Flexible working, technology and demographics are all having a huge impact on commercial property decisions. More dynamic workplace options are emerging, says John Gotley

04 Oct 2011

Research

Ones to Watch: Celebrating achievements in the finance profession

Loraine Woodhouse, FD at Hobbs, and Paul Venables, FD at Hays, have been named in Expense Reduction Analysts Ones to Watch initiative

12 Jul 2011

Feature

New lease of life: build a better property profile

The fall-out from a poor property acquisition can seriously impact a company’s balance sheet. But there are alternatives, says John Henniker-Gotley

10 Jun 2011

Opinion

Walking away from the banks

The Financial Director survey on bank relationships suggests there is something really rotten with the state of banking today. But rather than vote with their feet, it’s up to FDs to take the upper hand

07 Jun 2011

News

BT cements long term IT outsourcing deal with UK government

Cabinet Office minister Francis Maude gives green light to efficiency plans

15 Oct 2010

Analysis

Procurement persuasion is vital to cost management success

Finance directors need to get buy-in from procurement and the board that they can, and will, lead cost management in years to come

27 Sep 2010

Feature

Sustainable procurement functions in the face of recession

How do you find savings in an already squeezed business – then get non-financial functions on board to help you make them sustainable beyond recession?

20 Dec 2009

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Latest Analysis

Employment Appeal Tribunal alters holiday costs for employers

Employers will need to make provisions for increased costs in light of holiday pay ruling, writes John Harding

Slow and steady wins the IFRS 9 race

With a complex transition period ahead and the deadline for mandatory compliance set for 1 January 2018, financial services firms need to start thinking about the new standard now

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