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Purchasing and supply chain management

Articles, reports and other resources that enable accountants in business to make a real difference to their organisations by providing them with practical information on the latest thinking in purchasing and supply chain management.

Getting the most out of your suppliers

Managing suppliers is a core competency for every organisation, yet many don't take the time to develop these relationships. Padraig Floyd outlines a number of reasons why you should.

At your disposal

Capital allowances rules have changed, and those buying or selling commercial property have much to lose if they get it wrong. Jake Iles explains how to make the most of the reliefs still available.

How to run a successful tender process

The tender process can seem complicated and time-consuming from a buyer’s perspective. In this article, David Noble advises on how to manage it effectively.

Protecting your profits from supply chain disruptions

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Based on a recent faculty event, this article by Nick Wildgoose outlines finance’s key role in conveying the potential impact of supplier failure, providing appropriate safeguards against it, and preparing for any necessary actions.

Protecting your profits

This Finance and Management Faculty lecture was originally presented live at Chartered Accountants' Hall, London on 26 January 2011.

Are you getting your fair share?

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Sometimes, a business can find its share of the gross margin within a supply chain squeezed to the point of destroying value. Here Brian Plowman explains how finance can help reverse that effect.

Accounting and supply chain leadership

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At his recent faculty talk, Ian Midgley explored how to create value through good supply chain management. Below we summarise his advice.