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Heavy Industry (Mining, Ship Building, Etc.)

 
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The purpose of this Network is to provide its members with insights to new trends and emerging practices in the fields of contract, commercial and relationship management. While these will be in the context of the Heavy Industry sector, they will draw from knowledge and ideas that are current and relevant in other sectors.  A key goal is to improve the performance of contracts and relationships in the sector.

The objectives will be met by sharing ideas, discussing challenges, exploring new directions and, where appropriate, initiating research or inviting experts to present on key topics in the sector related to contract, commercial and relationship management.

Meetings will be virtual (by phone or webinar) unless in specific cases there is an agreed wish to have physical meetings or workshops to develop specific initiatives.

Group Mission/Vision:

Provide its members with insights to new trends and emerging practices in the fields of contracting, commercial and relationship management in the sector.

 
 
Network Updates

End of Life hardware costs

Recently, when reviewing the costs built up in a Service & Support contract noticed we had accounted for an "excessive" amount of hardware upgrades. I thought we had overestimated these costs, but we are talking about a 5 year contract and I can see now the rapid evolution of the technology and regulatory pressures to change existing hardware that reached the End of Life. I can see now we had properly estimated those costs.

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Most Negotiated Terms Podcast and Survey

Our podcast explores some interim findings from this year's Most Negotiated Terms survey, which illustrate the topsy-turvy nature of the current business environment. Increased levels of disagreement, yet a trend towards greater harmony; continued focus on risk consequence, but supplemented by terms that better anticipate and manage uncertainty.

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The end of Procurement

Hello Tim I found your article very interesting. I agree that procurement struggled for years to prove its real value, and it is still struggling. Firstly. Until the procurement staff performance is measured on monetary savings mainly and their work considered purely administration, it will be difficult to make any changes. The demand need to come from senior commercial leaders. The targets set for procurement staff are quick turnaround time and monetary savings. There is very little time to build relationship! Question. If the new technologies will make procurement quicker, with less or without people, would the relationship element be pushed back even more? No need to lift the phone anymore or meet in person! While I can hear that you would have more time to interact with suppliers. That is not, what I can see, but increasing volume of work, as you can do procurement quicker. In my view, the senior commercial leaders need to understand the benefit of relationships in business, set the direction and support the staff to achieve it. Support means not only sending a person on course but show it how it is done. Really seen nowadays! Secondly. I am always interested in self-development. What do you think what skills should we should concentrate on?

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Working from home - will we ever go back?

No one wants to go back! Well, that is a slight exaggeration. A recent IACCM poll reveals that 1% of respondents hope for a future where they work exclusively from an office and 12% would prefer 'mainly office'. But that compares with 63% who want to work mainly or entirely from home and 24% who would like a 50/50 balance.

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Ask the Expert / MOOC Call 2: So you want to be a Contract 'n' Commercial Star?" and find it to be very informative and useful.

Listening now to Rod Wade's message as part of the MOOC's week 2 activity studies. Including Melissa Kargiannakis', founder and CEO of skritswap, words of wisdom for working in the remote/virtual world we are now in is much needed. "Huge helping of autonomy; dash of accountability; generous helping of flexibility; and a pinch of structure." Each "ingredient" she mentioned is the right measure that will make this new workstyle change we are in to be successful.

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Moving Forward - key resources to survive and thrive - IACCM Member update June 2020

To help IACCM members move forward, this webinar explores resources and information recently released. Topics include: Need to know 1. VIBE Summit 2. Staying on TASK in the New Normal 3. Coaching for the New Normal 4. IACCM Council Elections - Vote Now 5. COVID-19 Support. Member-only offer ends 30 June 6. Managing Contracts Virtually - offer ends 26 June Research 7. Most Negotiated Terms 2020 Resources 8. Contracting Excellence Ideas and Issues 9. Adaptive Automation and Talent: Is There a Link? Events 10. TASK Webinars 11. Virtual Member Meetings 12. Ask the Expert and other Webinars 13. Body Language in Live and Online Negotiations BONUS 14. Think Global - Act Local

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