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WHITE PAPER: EXPLORING PROCUREMENT IN THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY | Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB)

The key findings from this report indicate that construction professionals view procurement as absolutely crucial to the delivery of a project on time, on budget and to a high quality, with 87% of respondents of the belief that good procurement is synonymous with a successful project. 82% of respondents believe …

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WHITE PAPER: Profitability Through Supply Chain Excellence | A Technology Insight for Specialty Chemicals Producers

This paper discusses the challenges of effective supply chain operations and decision making, introduces software solutions to transform the Sales & Operation Planning (S&OP) and Scheduling functions, and outlines the benefits and opportunity for specialty chemicals producers to maximise profitability to gain a competitive edge.

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WHITE PAPER: The impact of economic recession on strategy planning in UK companies |CIMA

The UK economy recently emerged from a long period of economic recession. National statistics and surveys provide generalised findings of the current state of business during and after recession but fail to offer insights into howUK based businesses made (or failed to make) strategic responses, during the period of recession …

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WHITE PAPER & Survey: Corruption in the UK Construction Industry | Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB)

This research examines the stance of construction industry professionals on the current state of corruption within the UK construction industry. This report centres on whether corruption is perceived to be a problem within the UK construction industry, what practices are deemed to be corrupt, and which parts of the construction …

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WHITE PAPER: The Future of the Electrical Contracting Industry |2021 Vision

As leaders in the industry, NICEIC and ECA provide the vision and leadership the industry desperately needs. The backdrop to this report is worth revisiting; in the first half of 2008 few would have predicted the vast economic changes that have affected our world. The impact of the deepest recession …

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WHITE PAPER: Raise the quality and international standing of UK with Outcome-based Contracting | AIM Research

Outcome-based contracts (OBC) – that allow customers to pay only when specified outcomes are delivered rather than merely activities and tasks – are becoming increasingly popular because of the advantages they have over conventional service contracts. In doing so, these types of contract are changing the way service providers and …

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INFOGRAPHIC Factsheet & Survey: Women in the Workplace: U.K Facts

The Women And  Work Commission found that unleashing women’s full potential could be worth £23 billion a year to the Exchequer[1]. To put this into context, this year’s central government budget for Education is £28.6 billion[2]. Removing the barriers which prevent women from participating in the labour market as fully …

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The globalised U.K. workforce: One in four UK workers now employed in a global role

New research by Centre for Economics and Business Research (Cebr) and L’Oréal UK and Ireland, has found that the increasingly open global economy is having a radical impact on UK workplaces, with over one in four (28%) UK employees, or six million individuals, now working in an internationally-focussed role and …

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