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Attracting the right talent – procurement’s image problem

Effective procurement is vital to the success of every business, from start-ups to a multinational, but as a profession it…
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Vanity or sanity? Quick wins vs long term strategic change
It’s a familiar conundrum for procurement professionals. Your company has invested in a new project or transaction and the senior…
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Vanity or sanity? Quick wins vs long term strategic change
Hired in the time of coronavirus
The COVID-19 pandemic has created a huge amount of upheaval since the beginning of 2020 and many businesses are trying…
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Hired in the time of coronavirus
Building materials – Latest advances paving the way
Most of the built environment around us has been created from a relatively small palette of traditional materials: brick, concrete,…
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Building materials – Latest advances paving the way
Are digital remedies tough pills to swallow?
Digitalisation is permeating the entire healthcare ecosystem, from diagnosis to treatment, drug research to medical insurance and managing chronic conditions.…
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Are digital remedies tough pills to swallow?
UTM – A digital eye on the sky
Some technologies have a way of promoting, or provoking, further waves of innovation. Mass eVTOL services will make huge demands…
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UTM – A digital eye on the sky
Decentralised – Unlocking the power grid
National grids are powered by big plants generating electricity from coal, nuclear and gas, which is then delivered across hundreds…
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Decentralised – Unlocking the power grid

COVID-19 and the construction sector

What are the immediate effects on the construction sector? The construction sector has been in the news frequently over recent…
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Blockchain for financial services – Moving into mainstream
Blockchain is a distributed ledger technology (DLT), a database of transactions that has been agreed to be shared across multiple…
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Blockchain for financial services – Moving into mainstream
Digitalisation – Modelling a smarter future
Balfour Beatty believes that the rise of digitisation and robotics in construction will bring about a huge increase in productivity.…
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Digitalisation – Modelling a smarter future
Machining technology – Forging efficiency, sustainability and quality
Manufacturers are always seeking greater efficiencies from their processing equipment. Automation has boosted efficiency in assembly and other areas of…
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Machining technology – Forging efficiency, sustainability and quality
Cyber security – Weakness is not an option
A common thread – or concern – with technological developments in finance is cyber security. Will these technologies strengthen or…
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Cyber security – Weakness is not an option
Values over value
Is 2020 to be the year that the purpose of business pivots to prioritise values over value? Environmental, social and…
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Values over value
Advanced materials – Lighter, stronger and more sustainable
If the evolution of metallurgy and materials science began with the development of steelmaking in the first industrial revolution, it…
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Advanced materials – Lighter, stronger and more sustainable