November 1, 2012
Changes in the energy sector mean this is becoming an increasingly interesting area for supply chain management, procurement professionals and their organisations.
Why, you may ask? Let’s take a closer look at the reasons and their implications for everyone involved.
The sector is at the beginning of an impressive investment programme that could hit £200 billon over the next decade. Between 2010 and 2011 alone, employment in the energy sector grew by 6 per cent and investment by 10 per cent to £10.3 billion, according to Ernst & Young’s latest report Powering the UK. (more…)
September 10, 2012
The G4S Olympic contract debacle certainly brought supplier relationship management (SRM) back into the spotlight during this year’s silly season.
It seems to me there was a failure to comprehensively (and repeatedly) assess the contractor’s capacity and capability to deliver what was (re-negotiated) in the contract. Perhaps there was a mindset that presumed a contract provides assurance of success. (more…)
August 31, 2012
“I could barely write my name without having to sit down afterwards – it’s nine letters long and thus really takes it out of me when writing with a normal pen designed for men.”
“I was recently given a box of these as a gift from my husband, but I have no idea what to do with them! They’re too thin to make a good rolling pin, I can’t ladle out my soups with them and the tiny point doesn’t even make a dent when I try to use one to chop veggies!” (more…)
July 17, 2012
On The Andrew Marr Show last Sunday culture secretary Jeremy Hunt contended the failure of G4S to deliver its contractual commitments was “completely normal”. (more…)