Achieving procurement leadership through external services

Whitepaper: Achieving procurement leadership through external services

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In this whitepaper, we look at why and how the use of external support and bought in services or resource has become so critical for procurement leaders. The range and complexity of what is expected from leaders now means that no procurement function can meet all the demands put on it without making good use of external resources, whether that …

Brexit and procurement – poll results

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With the impending Brexit vote fast approaching I thought it useful to share some insights into what procurement people are thinking and how it might affect both them personally as well as their role in procurement. 4C on a rolling basis runs a global month procurement poll covering a range of indices and special topics each month. Over the past …

4C hosts the first Food & Drink Procurement Industry Forum Dinner

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London, April 23rd 2014 A group of UK based Chief Procurement Officers and Procurement Directors from large food and drink manufacturing companies got together to celebrate the first of a series of Food & Drink Procurement Industry Forums 2014 at the Royal Exchange in the City of London on Wednesday 21st May 2014. The Food & Drink Procurement Industry Forum is a …

The 4C Procurement Capability Questionnaire

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[download id=”5133″] The 4C Procurement Capability Questionnaire is designed to allow organisations to assess themselves against best practice procurement attributes. This can be undertaken across and within industries and sectors to compare with other organisations or against pervious benchmarks allowing tracking of improvements over a period of time. An online self-assessment is completed which is then followed up with a series of …

The Economist CFO Summit: The present and future of the connected CFO

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The Present and Future of the Connected CFO A tumultuous economic backdrop and a need for innovative cost management strategies have combined to raise the profile of the CFO. Today’s heads of finance must not only ensure that financial records are beyond reproach, but also use their unique insight to drive growth within the business. This increased responsibility has drastically …

4C’s roundup of The CFO Summit 2014: ‘The Connected CFO’

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This year, the Economist’s CFO Summit brought together some of the globe’s foremost finance leaders to discuss the ever-evolving challenges facing CFOs. During the summit, finance leaders from organisations such as Goldman Sachs, GE Healthcare and Saatchi & Saatchi, shared their unique insights into the changing role of the CFO. Throughout the summit a number of presentations and panels explored …