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Buying A Service, How Difficult Is It?

Before discussing services procurement let’s answer the question What are services? A service has been defined as “any activity or benefit that one party can offer to another that is essentially intangible and does not result in the ownership of anything” (Philip Kotler). Some obvious examples include call-centre, cleaning, transport & logistics and IT services: something is ‘done for you’, but…

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Five steps to achieve value for money

Five steps to achieve value for money By Haytham Etemad Managing director (ArcBlue Egypt Office)   Achieving value for money is one of the main objectives for effective procurement practice but it is always difficult to achieve this value for money in all procurement activities in the following article we will be discussing how to achieve value for money in…

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6 ways for procurement to add value in organisations

  6 ways for procurement to add value in organisations By Haytham Etemad Managing director (ArcBlue Egypt Office)   The primary objective of procurement department is to obtain the ‘inputs’ required for the operation of a company, these inputs vary according to the type of the organisation. For example, a manufacturer will need raw materials to make its products; a…

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