The Brave CPO: Deleveraging Organisational Finances

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Aligning CFO and CPO strategy to manage  organisational debt The Brave CPO: Deleveraging Organisational Finances. A guide for CEO’s, CFO’s and CPO’s to improve liquidity, credit ratings and borrowing capacity What’s in it for you? Strengthen balance sheet and finance fundamentals Reading time: 10 minutes 1. Introduction: As many industries still struggle to find indicators pointing towards sustainable economic recovery, … Read More

The Brave CPO: Optimising Cost for Value

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It’s About Cost Management Not Just Spend Management: What’s it about? CPO’s must link procurement strategies to value by developing a much deeper understanding of their organisations cost structure, and then develop a more strategic approach to managing cost to avoid damaging panic cost reduction programs in diifficult times. 1. The Brave CPO: Optimising Cost for Value Introduction: Their organisations … Read More

Procurement Savings: Show me the money

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Procurement Savings: Show me the money Discover the missing link to improved bottom line performance through cost transparency and control. Procurement Savings: Show me the money – A guide to turn data into intelligence to secure the bottom-line-savings to drive improved financial performance, greater control and reduced risk. 1. Introduction: Despite all the talk of moving beyond cost savings, the … Read More

Procurement Savings Contribute to Alcoa Surprise Profit

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4/10/2012 5:45 PM ET (RTTNews) – Aluminum producer Alcoa, Inc. (AA: News ) said Tuesday after the markets closed that its first quarter profit fell 69% from last year, as higher costs and expenses more than offset a small increase in revenue. However, the company’s quarterly earnings surprised Wall Street analysts who were expecting the company to report a loss … Read More

Suzlon to save 200 mn euro by sourcing more from India & China:

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25 Nov, 2011, 08.34PM IST, PTI MUMBAI: With its German subsidiary RE power coming fully under its control, world’s fifth largest wind turbine maker Suzlon expects to shave off 200 million euros from its overall cost-structure next fiscal, which primarily involves sourcing more components from India and China. read more

Procurement Thanksgiving

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As the US Thanksgiving holiday reminds us all that 2011 is rapidly drawing to a close we take a look at five reasons for procurement to say thanks: 1.    Procurement has had a ‘good recession’ Recessionary times has placed procurement in the spotlight.  Whilst there has been company-wide belt tightening – procurement’s increasing influence over their organizations spend has increased … Read More

Tesco Cars sourcing 2,000 cars a week

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Tesco Cars is sourcing around 2,000 vehicles a week and advertising them at prices 9 per cent lower than similar models on franchised dealer websites, according to research into the first six months of trading of the supermarket giant’s online car business. read more

MedStar Health, Novant and Sentara create purchasing giant

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MedStar Health is joining forces with two other major health care systems to create a purchasing giant, continuing its efforts to consolidate expenses by reaching outside of its corporate walls for more buying clout. Columbia, Md.-based MedStar, which owns the District’s two largest hospitals, has agreed with Novant Health of Winson-Salem, N.C., and Sentara Healthcare of Norfolk, Va., to create … Read More