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Part 2: Procurement: the real challenges to effective working with

In his previous blog on the challenges of securing stakeholder involvement and buy-in for procurement strategies initiatives, Professor Andrew Cox expands on how these could be overcome, citing IIAPS client cases. Tactical Solutions to the ...read more

Procurement: the real challenges to effective working with internal

Four Pillars’ work in the procurement sphere often involves working with cross-functional teams in developing category and supplier management strategies. We would go as far to say that effective procurement is most-definitely a ...read more

4 things you need to know about supply chain management

Here's another article quoting David Atkinson written by Tom Holmes and recently published in Marine Trader. Want to get the best out of your supply chain? Then start using these four methods to improve supplier relationships, gain insight ...read more

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