In holistic therapy, the body or person is treated as a whole and all aspects are considered, not just the problem. So should we be taking the same approach to our supply chains? Maybe what appears to be the problem is being caused by issues earlier on? A full health check could unlock huge savings in cost and efficiencies.
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After a week’s stay, the morning we returned, yet another “brink” was reached when the Eurozone rejected Syriza’s bailout extension pleas, the ECB said that further credit to the nation was being refused and Greece edged closer to actual financial collapse.
Whilst IPSA are proposing a 10% payrise for MPs, we take a look at exactly who IPSA are, and what this means to the taxpayers. It’s not only the general public opposing this, – over 375,000 people have signed a petition – even David Cameron stated it is “unacceptable”.
First of all, for anyone who asks: what’s a BATNA? The term was coined by Roger Fisher and William Ury in their 1981 bestseller, “Getting to Yes: Negotiating Without Giving In.” It means what many of us recognise as your “walk-away position” in a negotiation; your best option if the other party refuses to negotiate […]
In my household, there is one avid football fan, two of us who really couldn’t care less what shape the ball is or what colour shirt gets it in the net, and a non-committal dog. However when it comes to the FA Cup final, the household stops; the television is locked to that channel (democracy […]
Have you ever wondered how much time you spend working for the government? No, not in an “MI5” kind of way – I mean how long you work to pay off your tax burden. After all, governments generally do not make their own money; everything paid for by the state, whether it is defence, healthcare, […]
Technology is always evolving, and many roles previously carried out by people are being automated every day. In Procurement there are many different platforms that can help improve your business; how do we humans make the most of them?
Letting a party know that you are in negotiations with others can be an important tool to get the best deal. When negotiations have become stagnant and the other party has lost sight of the strength of your position, making it clear that they are the ones that need you – and that you could […]
Taxonomy is defined as a branch of science concerned with the classification of something. Within a best-in-class organisation, it’s a hierarchical classification of entities of interest to an enterprise.
In the run up to the election, the Conservative Party’s plans regarding NHS funding are taking up a lot of the headlines.
One can understand the attention. The NHS has a £115.4bn budget, one of the largest of any government department. Yet this can appear a relatively modest figure when we consider the comprehensive healthcare offered and set it against the historical and ideological basis of the NHS.