The challenges and opportunities facing the region's purchasing managers
were debated in depth during the one-day Hotelier Middle East Procurement Summit on November 4, with a range of panel discussions, case studies and presentations from experts in the industry, which resulted in heated debates and plenty of audience contribution.
To evaluate suppliers for long-term relationships, purchasing managers
evaluate not only the product but also suppliers' capabilities in implementing, customizing and providing support in the future, especially when the solutions are high in complexity and require customization [e.
The group's Purchasing Managers
Index (PMI) increased by 1.
The market had also tracked the weak dollar on Monday after the ISM purchasing managers
index for the US manufacturing sector in May took an unexpected turn into contraction territory.
Germany - Purchasing managers
manufacturing index formed 50.
BEIJING: China's services sector enjoyed its busiest month in half a year in April, with business expectations at their highest level in 12 months, a private sector survey of purchasing managers
The Israel Purchasing Managers
Index came down by 10.
surveys in China and the euro zone showed local economies grew at more sluggish pace.
grew less optimistic about both in October.
The survey said sentiment among purchasing managers
at Yorkshire firms had improved for the first time in three months, but added: "Uncertainty surrounding the fallout from the credit crunch remained the key factor depressing activity.
In its monthly survey of the sector, CIPS said its headline purchasing managers
index climbed to 54.
must accept responsibility for purchase orders being correct and complete.