KFC: an important MBA case study

The KFC with no chicken story has been great fun for media and great for social media gossip – all those calls for a nationalisation of chicken distribution to ensure we’re never deprived of our fix of the nation’s favorite meat. We enjoy a high-profile failure and enjoy picking over the bones of who’s to blame. But …

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Strategic Supply Chain and Procurement Best Practices in Oil and Gas. There has been a paradigm shift in the way oil and gas companies have embraced e-procurement

Oil and gas companies operate in dynamic and complex environments where they face constant challenges, especially in terms of supply and demand. Now, with oil prices at historic lows, it is time to evaluate the supply chain, and procurement techniques and costs. Oil and gas companies need to focus not only on their product supply …

3 tips for internal negotiation

How to get the best deal for everyone Dealing with external negotiations is bread and butter for most procurement professionals. But when it comes to negotiating with internal stakeholders, they can stumble, according to Giuseppe Conti, operations director at pharmaceutical company Merck. Speaking at ProcureCon Europe in Berlin, Conti offered three top tips for procurement …

Tesco and Morrisons fastest-growing supermarkets of UK big four

Click here to see chart. Tesco and Morrisons were neck and neck as the fastest growing of the big four – both clocking in sales growth of 2.7%. Tesco continues to perform well – more positive news following approval of its Booker acquisition last week. Despite a slight fall in market share of 0.1 percentage points, Tesco experienced particularly …