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Commitment Matters Blog A landmark for contract & commercial management Published: 04 May 2015 Type: Commitment Matters Blog The launch of the Journal of Strategic Contracting & Negotiation is a momentous event for anyone who cares about the field of contracting. For the first time, there is a dedicated academic journal that will promote and consolidate research in this area.
 
Commitment Matters Blog Should contract management ever be part of Procurement? Published: 30 Apr 2015 Type: Commitment Matters Blog In the past, companies often put contract management resources within the Sales organization. It was seen as an administrative support function. When it came to Procurement contracts, they rarely had any dedicated resources. Responsibility for overseeing contract performance ...
 
Commitment Matters Blog Payment by results Published: 28 Apr 2015 Average Rating: 4.5 / 5 Type: Commitment Matters Blog IACCM recently hosted a roundtable discussion to explore industry attitudes towards contracts based on 'payment by results'. As buyers shift from seeking low price to value for money, it is inevitable that suppliers will be expected to commit more firmly to performanc...
 
Commitment Matters Blog Contracts - inhibitor or enabler Published: 27 Apr 2015 Type: Commitment Matters Blog Contracts are written to reflect a wide variety of business policies and practices, as well as product or service capabilities. At a time of rapid change, it is inevitable that terms need continuous review and update.
 
Commitment Matters Blog Contracts drive efficiency and happy customers Published: 23 Apr 2015 Type: Commitment Matters Blog 'We have a mix of customers, some on contract and some without contracts. I analyzed customer satisfaction results - and found those with contracts are almost twice as happy as those without. The contracting process results in clear expectations and more disciplined perfor...
 
News / Announcements Oakville networking guru Donna Messer has died Published: 23 Apr 2015 Average Rating: 5.0 / 5 Type: News / Announcements
 
Commitment Matters Blog Payment terms: do large companies abuse their power? Published: 21 Apr 2015 Type: Commitment Matters Blog 51% of contract managers say that payment terms have become a more contentious issue in their negotiations, with many smaller companies under pressure to accept longer payment periods. Overall, 70% of companies say that they have adjusted their standard payment terms during th...
 
Commitment Matters Blog Business asset or the preserve of specialists? The future of contract design and drafting Published: 15 Apr 2015 Type: Commitment Matters Blog Last week, one of my blogs included observations on the way that attitudes to contracts are changing. In response, drafting guru Ken Adams challenged my suggestion that these shifting attitudes will lead to fundamental changes in contract design. I think his implication is tha...
 
Commitment Matters Blog Contracts face changing perceptions, changing needs Published: 08 Apr 2015 Type: Commitment Matters Blog 'We must think about contracts as the foundation for business operations', observed Steve Harmon, Deputy General Counsel at Cisco. 'We've reached the end for strategic ambiguity in contracts - there is a need for far more clarity'.
 
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.
 
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