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Commitment Matters Blog What's the future for pricing? Published: 01 Apr 2015 Type: Commitment Matters Blog As part of the mounting social debate over ethics and perceived fairness, the UKs Labour Party has announced that suppliers to the National Health Service will not be permitted to make more than 5% profit.
 
Commitment Matters Blog Poor practices drive contract under-performance Published: 24 Mar 2015 Type: Commitment Matters Blog Procurement, legal compliance, accounting, marketing ... These are all necessary activities within a business. The problem comes when those activities become enshrined within rigid policies and practices which are not well aligned and then undermine business goals and performa...
 
Commitment Matters Blog Contracts and technology Published: 18 Mar 2015 Type: Commitment Matters Blog Technology has reshaped business capabilities and business relationships on a global scale. Yet somehow, the process and instruments through which those capabilities are expressed and by which those relationships are managed have largely managed to escape untouched.
 
Articles / White Papers Article 2 of the Uniform Commercial Code (UCC) trumps unwritten intent Published: 17 Mar 2015 Average Rating: 1.0 / 5 Type: Articles / White Papers Article 2 of the Uniform Commercial Code (UCC) states the written terms of a contract can override the opposing party's differing understanding under the right circumstances.
 
Commitment Matters Blog Is 'sustainability' a good term? Published: 12 Mar 2015 Type: Commitment Matters Blog In speaking with groups around the world, I find a degree of confusion over use of the term 'sustainability' when applied to trading relationships.
 
Commitment Matters Blog Contracting: the core of business competence Published: 10 Mar 2015 Type: Commitment Matters Blog Winning contracts, placing contracts with suppliers, executing on contracts - the ability to undertake these activities successfully lies at the heart of any sustainable organization. Shifting business models are making capabilities in these areas ever more critical.
 
Commitment Matters Blog When regulation becomes political Published: 09 Mar 2015 Type: Commitment Matters Blog It might be argued that all regulation is ultimately political, but notices issued by the Chinese Banking Regulatory Commission and the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology appear to cross new boundaries. They threaten operations in China by all foreign banks, under...
 
Commitment Matters Blog Is sustainability affordable? Published: 03 Mar 2015 Type: Commitment Matters Blog 'There is a profound shift going on', according to John Elkington, Executive Chairman of Volans. John was my co-presenter at the Ecovadis conference in Paris, discussing the progress and challenges of sustainability. The size and quality of the audience at this event,...
 
Commitment Matters Blog The Great Awakening Published: 02 Mar 2015 Average Rating: 4.0 / 5 Type: Commitment Matters Blog For commercial lawyers, the practice of law is transforming. Acting as a semi-independent advisor on specialist risk and legal issues is no longer enough. Today, the business expects much broader appreciation of opportunities and challenges - and that the support and contracts...
 
Commitment Matters Blog What is best practice in Most Favored Customer clauses? Published: 26 Feb 2015 Average Rating: 4.3 / 5 Type: Commitment Matters Blog An IACCM member posted this question on the IACCM Forum. I am not a fan of such clauses: they always were open to manipulation and today they are even more so. They strike me as a lazy and ill-considered approach to a legitimate issue - and they carry various dangers that can ...
 
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