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Will participating in British public tenders still be possible for EU businesses after Brexit?
OCTOBER 2019How will Brexit disrupt EU businesses’ procurement policy?
Brexit poses serious threats to the efficiency and financial health of European businesses trading with UK suppliers. In joining the debate on Brexit, CKS is pleased to release a three-part article series, exploring a cross-range of potential impact [...]
AUGUST 2019The Future of European Public Procurement
European public procurement has traditionally lagged behind when it comes to technology, but do new data techniques offer an opportunity for things to change? [...]
MAY 2019Reduce Public Spend in Smart Cities through Advanced Procurement
By 2050, the urban population will grow to over 70% with more than 4.8 billion people living in cities. [...]
MARCH 2019AI Impact on S2C & P2P - Study March 2019
Most Procurement decision-makers can feel surrounded by AI. Indeed, this technology is bound to deeply transform how Procurement organizations work. However, if the benefits are certain, the ways to implement AI are still unclear. CKS has interviewed [...]
MARCH 2019Buying in FCA: a new trend in international trade?
The multimodal dimension of international transport has "forced" some major customers to redeploy internal logistics resources in order to optimize the cost and efficiency of their supply. [...]
FEBRUARY 2019Why it is time for Procurement organizations to improve their analytics strategy
Procurement leaders are well aware that new technologies are merely beginning to impact their daily tasks and performance. [...]
JANUARY 2019The impact of Artificial Intelligence on Purchasing Controlling
Artificial intelligence (AI) is an increasingly tangible reality for private and public organizations. Many Purchasing Departments are preparing for the arrival of this technological groundswell which will profoundly transform them. [...]
OCTOBER 2009Purchasing, synergy and savings sources in a merger-acquisition
Why merge? To reach critical size, increase profits, expand internationally… And even more so, to create synergies! [...]
MAY 2007The role of the Purchasing Department in Corporate Social Responsibility
APRIL 2005Relations between Human Resources and the Purchasing Department
OCTOBER 2004The new job profile for Purchasing Managers - A proprietary study by CKS carried out in partnership with Actencia
Purchasing has now gained a seat on Boards of Directors. Beyond the objectives to reduce costs, Purchasing Directors must also participate in a company's international development, contribute to reducing “time to market” and to encourage innovation. [...]