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The UK Pan Government profession group responsible for the professional curriculum, the Commercial Capability Group, has agreed the inclusion of IACCM's Commercial and Contract Certification Programme in the list of approved learning offerings in December 2014.
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.
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.
I have just started the process of setting up a company in Guam, which is not the easiest thing to do if you are a non-US entity.
I have a couple of questions and seek the valued input from this forum:
In the short term I will be taking on a couple of sub-contractors to perform IT services in Guam, and once we have set up a presence in Guam they will transfer into the Guam office.
a. Any ideas on contacts for a local registered agent that I can use for assisting in setting up the office?
b. What type of contract would you suggest for the Guam resources to be used in the short term until the local entity is established.?
I have contemplated having them sign our sub-contract agreement, however this is under English law and I'm unsure of tax liabilities for the individuals in Guam.
Any advice is appreciated.
Will be re-locating to the Philippines late October and keen to touch base with any IACCM members in the region. I've worked for a number of large IT companies in Europe and the Middle East (HP and Dell) with experience in both procurement and commercial contract management into both the public and private sector.
I've also worked in emerging markets and seriously considering using Philippines as a base to start my own business and would be interested in any local words of wisdom.
Guest post written by Jim Lawton
Jim Lawton is president and general manager of D&B Supply Management Solutions, a unit of Dun & Bradstreet.
2011 is starting to feel like the year of unpredictability for global supply chains. Flooding in Thailand is just the latest event in a string of natural disasters, political turmoil and economic strife to batter any company making durable goods - especially those in the technology and automotive sectors.
Outsourcing in emerging markets faces the problem of weak legal systems to enforce contracts. This paper argues that business networks can be used as an institution to order contractual relationships in emerging markets where there are commonly shared norms among network members and where exchange of information among members is effective. This paper has a practical application for the management of contracts in emerging markets.
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