SpringTide are proud to have been announced as a finalist in the Supply Chain Best Practice category. The awards honour individuals, companies and other organisations, who and which have made major contributions to achieving higher and ever improving standards in logistics and transport operations during the last year.
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.
With Wimbledon getting into full swing, have you ever thought about what goes on behind the scenes in order to put this huge event together? We take a look at the huge logistics and supply chain issues faced by the organisers. How do they get what they need where it needs to be, at the right time and to the highest quality?
These contracts represent a genuine ‘win-win’ for ourselves and our new clients. They are engagements characterised by a lot of detailed investigation and mutual deliberation before going ahead: typically disciplined procurement exercises in themselves, with a lot of time, analysis, expertise and trust invested from the outset!
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 […]
Our shopping baskets are shrinking! Well, the contents are… First it was chocolate bars, now it’s everything from boxes of tea bags to loaves of bread, but the price isn’t shrinking with them… We take a look at the PESTLE framework to explain why this is happening.
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?