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Commitment Matters Blog What does the business want from Procurement? Published: 18 Dec 2014 Type: Commitment Matters Blog Many in Procurement see the continued emphasis on cost reduction as good news. It seems to make their jobs secure and surely, one day, their status will also increase.
 
Commitment Matters Blog Law school decline continues in US, but not globally Published: 17 Dec 2014 Type: Commitment Matters Blog Drawing once again from the National Law Journal, it has recently been announced that law school enrollments in the US are down once more. This is the fourth successive year of decline and numbers have fallen by 28% since 2010.
 
Commitment Matters Blog Should lawyers own contracting? Published: 16 Dec 2014 Type: Commitment Matters Blog Mark Harris has written an excellent article in The National Law Journal ('A New Way To Manage The Mountains Of Contracts', December 8th, 2015). He introduces his topic with the following comment: 'Contracts are the most important point of interface between compani...
 
Articles / White Papers How IBM Shrunk a Complex Contract Down to 2 Pages Published: 16 Dec 2014 Type: Articles / White Papers To Neil Abrams, assistant general counsel at IBM, better service to his clients and the customers means keeping it simple. That's why a team spearheaded by Abrams earned international recognition for taking dozens of pages of complex contracts for cloud services and reduci...
 
News / Announcements IACCM Board Election Results Published: 15 Dec 2014 Type: News / Announcements IACCM is pleased to announce five newly elected members of our IACCM Board of Directors who are about to step into three-year terms beginning January 1, 2015. Our board reflects the diversity of our membership with 9 different nationalities and 7 different industries represented.
 
Commitment Matters Blog Redefining trading relationships Published: 11 Dec 2014 Type: Commitment Matters Blog There is growing momentum for fundamental change in the way that trading relationships are formed and managed. It is increasingly clear that the way businesses approach selection, engagement and management of their trading partners results in too many failures.
 
News / Announcements Recognizing innovation in the contracting community Published: 10 Dec 2014 Type: News / Announcements This year for the first time we are bringing you a special e-zine supplement showcasing the winning submissions at the Americas Conference held in Chicago earlier this year. From the impressive total of 81 submissions, we feature not only the 13 winners and finalists, and how ...
 
News / Announcements Procurement at crossroads of change - panelists speak out at Virginia conference Published: 10 Dec 2014 Type: News / Announcements Tim Cummins was one of four guest panelists sharing their views on procurement trends at the State of Virginia 26th Public Procurement Forum on Leveraging the Power of Procurement November 16-19 in Hampton, Virginia. A key theme in the conference was moving Procurement from an...
 
News / Announcements Top negotiation terms - a webinar back by popular demand! Published: 10 Dec 2014 Type: News / Announcements IACCM's review of market trends in 2013 tells us executives are demanding a more collaborative or partnering approach to their supply relationships. 


 
Articles / White Papers 'The 3D revolution' - 3D printing and intellectual property Published: 09 Dec 2014 Type: Articles / White Papers Gartner, Inc. touts itself as 'the world's leading information technology research and advisory company.' Accordingly, intellectual property lawyers may want to pay attention to Gartner's claims that the 'escalation of 3D printing capabilities will change r...
 
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