Small and medium-sized businesses risk losing contracts as they ignore securing valuable client data, according to a survey of procurement managers
A multisector KPMG survey of 175 procurement managers
from organisations with more than 250 employees revealed that the general consensus (70%) is that SMEs should be doing more to prevent cyber-attacks and protect valuable client data.
Like thousands of other employees, the Homeland Security Department's procurement managers
breathed a sigh of relief on March 3 after the congressional scramble to pass a DHS funding bill finally succeeded.
In the first panel discussion of the day at the Hotelier Middle East Procurement Summit 2014, delegates debated how best the work of procurement managers
should be highlighted to management so that purchasing staff are recognised for the work they do.
Laxminarayan speaks to Big Project ME about the changing role of procurement managers
in the Middle East's construction industry.
Talking to catering and procurement managers
over costs and supply - FACT.
Starting in the second half of 2008, many procurement managers
achieved significantly lower pricing for items such as resins, packaging, transportation, and chemicals, as commodity prices declined precipitously and demand slowed with the global economy.
These products will be listed on federal government purchasing schedules, making acquisition easy for procurement managers
For example, bandwidth procurement managers
for carriers, services providers and large enterprises benefit from new online tools that provide competitive access information for more than 45,000 buildings nationwide or new market information services that support network and procurement strategy and decisions.
The matchmaking events provide a special opportunity for small businesses to present product and service solutions to buyers at the national and state levels through prescheduled one-on-one appointments with procurement managers
Retailers: corporate, financial and procurement managers
can anticipate future trends in mobile handsets, and establish criteria that trend spotters and buyers will use to identify 'hit' products before their launch and purchase appropriate stock from handset vendors, enhancing their supply-chain and inventory management.
Corporate procurement managers
who want to know how best to roll out enterprise data services