Browsing All posts tagged under »National Health Service«

Supply Chain Resilience by Colin Cram

April 10, 2013

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One of the pleasures of working in the Middle East or South East Asia is the journey to Dubai. A window seat provides a view of some of the most significant places in the development of civilisation. Crossing the coast of the Black Sea one is near the site of the earliest known metal working […]

The Prognosticators Series: 2013 Predictions by Colin Cram FCIPS

January 7, 2013

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Editor’s Note: As is often the case when the hands of time tick relentlessly forward into another new year, we take this opportunity to look ahead to what the next 12 months might hold in store for us both personally as well as for the purchasing industry as a whole. In this the second installment […]

Outsourcing by Colin Cram FCIPS

November 9, 2012

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Since 1990 it has sometimes seemed that no UK government could outsource enough. The Labour Party, for the information of those readers outside the UK, is generally thought to be the most left wing of the main political parties and, as its name suggests, has a close relationship with the trades unions. However, when it […]

Procurement Fraud by Colin Cram

May 11, 2012

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I am pleased to welcome Colin Cram as a regular contributing columnist to the Procurement Insights Blog. Being based in the UK, Colin will provide an across -the-pond perspective on the news and issues in the world of procurement overseas Starting with today’s post  on Procurement Fraud Colin will, on a regular basis, deliver the […]

The Universal challenges of health care procurement

June 1, 2011

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It seems that hardly a week goes by when there isn’t one story or another involving health care. From Medicaid reform to the spiraling costs tied to an increase in chronic illnesses – according to health care expert and author of the book Navigating The Healthcare Maze Jeff Knott, a surprisingly large percentage of the […]

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