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New Generation Ship-shore Connectivity With Fleet Xpress

Welcome to the latest in the current series of briefing papers from Marine Trader, offering guidance on products, services and strategy that are essential to the marine purchaser.

Feb 15, 2017
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The Marine Procurement Profession: Present and Future Trends

The IMPA membership services department has embarked on an investigative journey in March 2017. The scarcity of current information in the marine procurement industry has prompted us to undertake some research ourselves. We wanted to share the trends, the concerns and the overall state of the profession with our purchaser members and build knowledge within our community.

Feb 15, 2017
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Procurement in Turkey

Welcome to our guide on shipping in Turkey, the second of our guides to shipping’s biggest regions. These guides offer insight into and analysis of the intricacies of the supply chain, the economic outlook and the challenges procurement departments face.

Feb 15, 2017
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Understanding Marine Chemicals

Following our guide to Logistics, welcome to the third in a series of Marine Trader 'Briefing Papers' on essential products and services.

These supplements have been created as reference tools for every day practice and, in particular, to help distance learning candidates who are studying for the IMPA Diploma in marine purchasing and supply.

In this issue we focus on the world of marine chemicals. Our thanks go to Wilhelmsen Ships Service for providing us with the interesting and valuable information within the following pages...

Feb 15, 2016
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Keep up the good work through contract management

You've completed your tender round, seen a short listed few in the beauty parade, negotiated the best deal and sealed it with a contract. So the hard work is over - or is it? How do you now ensure that what was agreed is now in fact delivered?

The deal may be done but the job is far from over with close performance monitoring...

Feb 15, 2016
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Vital Steps to Recognising and Responding to a Supplier in Distress

The tell-tale signs of a supplier in difficulty need to be recognised and acted upon without delay, as detailed by Mike Brookes, senior practice specialist at the Chartered Institute of Purchasing & Supply

Feb 15, 2016
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Procurement’s vital role as value protector

Emma Brooks, Senior Procurement Specialist for the Chartered Institute of Purchasing & Supply explains why and how buying-side professionals should play a strategic part in minimising supply chain risks.

Feb 15, 2016
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Relationship rule in race for innovation leadership

Innovation is the key to unlocking opportunities for value, according to speakers at PMMS Consulting Group's annual strategic purchasing forum.

Feb 15, 2016
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Negotiation Skills Series

Published in partnership with leading management consulting firm PMMS, this compelling series explores various facets of purchasing strategy directly relating to negotiation skills.

Feb 15, 2016
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Understanding Logistics

Following our guide to marine coatings, welcome to the second of Marine Trader's briefing papers on essential products and services. The briefings have been created as reference tools for everyday practice and, in particular, to help distance learning candidates studying for the IMPA Diploma in marine purchasing and supply.

In this issue, we draw on the long experience of IMPA president Jan R. Johannessen, purchasing manager at Fred. Olsen Marine Services, for some crucial pointers on the key function of logistics.

Feb 15, 2016
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