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Commitment Matters: Should procurement exist?

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Procurement Leaders: Auditing reform - does re-tendering deliver value?

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Economia: Counting heads

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Supply Management: Procurement could unlock billions in profits

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Spend Matters Netherlands: Inkoop wordt belangrijker volgens Proxima

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Spend Matters UK/Europe: Procurement isn’t aligned with strategies for business success – Guy Strafford comments

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Het Financieele Dagblad: Snoeimes is bot (the sickle is blunt)

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Proxima helps Activision Blizzard create value and achieve sourcing success

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With pressure to control costs mounting, Activision Blizzard turned to Proxima in 2012 to better manage costs, supplier and partner relationships and sourcing efforts more efficiently. And in just over a year, the partnership yielded significant savings to the business.|

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CFO.nl: Inkopers zijn verslaafd aan besparingen

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Financieel-management.nl: Hogere winstgevendheid met nieuwe aanpak leveranciersmanagement

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CFO.nl: CFOs vaak onbewust van het verbeterpotentieel bij procurement

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Campaignlive.co.uk: Morrisons calls £73m ad review

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CFO.nl: Hoeveel 'paardenvlees' zit er in uw supply chain?

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Critical Eye: The curious double-act of CEO-CFO

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Sourcing Interests Group: Stop riding the labor roller coaster

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Proxima responds to the Competition Commission’s audit market report

LONDON, UK - 22 February 2013. Proxima responded to today’'s preliminary findings from the Competition Commission report into the audit market.

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Source for Consulting: Procurement consulting - a crucible of change?

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Business Finance: Standing on the edge of the cliff - cut costs, not jobs

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Levers of profitability

To improve profitability, leaders should take a fresh look at how their third party cost base is managed.

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Critical business costs are no longer 'people costs'

Business has changed: Labor costs are now significantly outweighed by third party costs. As a result, the old spans of control no longer apply.

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Director of Finance: Look to operational costs to boost shareholder value

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Guy Strafford, Chief Client Officer of Proxima explains why FD's must look more deeply into how costs are incurred – specifically, non-labour costs.

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Sourcing Interests Group: Why the global approach to procurement has failed. And how to fix it.

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Critical Eye: The hidden cost of business

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Spend Matters UK/Europe: Proxima - a view on procurement outsourcing from across the Atlantic

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Spend Matters US: Procurement BPO with a category and customer-intimate twist (part 3)

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Proxima to analyse findings from major research study in online webinar session

LONDON - 10 October 2012. Proxima, a leading international provider of   procurement services, invites you to an online presentation and discussion around its recent research study, The £10 billion profit opportunity on 21 November 2012.

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Spend Matters US: Procurement BPO with a category and customer-intimate twist (part 2)

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Outsource Magazine: Is procurement outsourcing finally about to take off?

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Actually, the problem is not so much the “is it about to take off?” aspect of the question. It’s more the definition of “procurement outsourcing”. 

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Spend Matters UK/Europe: Procurement ROI: the right metric? (part 1)

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Spend Matters US: Procurement BPO with a category and customer-intimate twist (part 1)

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Spend Matters UK/Europe: Proxima report emphasises the importance of procurement

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Supply Management: Focus on indirect costs, not job cuts, to boost earnings

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1% drop in operating costs could unlock more than £10 billion in profits for the FTSE-350, study finds

LONDON - 18 September 2012. More than £10 billion in annual profits could be unlocked for FTSE-350 companies through just a one per cent reduction in operating costs, a study has found.

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Financial Times: Earnings lift bigger from non-labour cuts

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Horses for Sources: Matthew Eatough approximates his US strategy

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Spend Matters UK/Europe: A good news week for Proxima, procurement outsourcers

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Proxima signs procurement services contract with CSM for management of third-party expenditure

AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS - 4 September 2012.  Proxima, a leading provider of end-to-end procurement services to global, blue-chip corporations, today announced that it has signed a strategic procurement services contract for third-party expenditure with CSM.

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Powering your business through procurement outsourcing

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This whitepaper, which is the third and final whitepaper in the series, investigates outsourcing as a strategy to augment existing capability, enhance expertise and enable procurement to power your business.

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Proxima increases annual client spend under management by $3 billion at the half year

LONDON & CHICAGO, June 25, 2012: Proxima, the leading procurement services provider, today announces that it has secured several major new client assignments during the first half of 2012, including significant new arrangements in the US, and several contract renewals.

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Huffington Post UK: New outsourcing destinations emerge as companies cut costs

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Supply Management: Profession of choice campaign

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Supply Management: Procurement profession needs more entry-level positions

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Right To Play: Proxima gold rush for Right to Play charity

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Why businesses struggle with indirect procurement

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This whitepaper, the second in a series of three, examines why many businesses fail to drive maximum benefits and efficiencies out of their indirect expenditure.

Proxima, in conjunction with NelsonHall, ran a research study (involving 120 FTSE 100 CFOs and CPOs from UK, Europe and North America) to investigate the perceptions, attitudes and desired outcomes of Indirect Procurement to catalyse a common sense that procurement could and should play a greater role in most businesses.

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buyingTeam becomes Proxima today

LONDON, UK – 20 FEBRUARY 2012.  Proxima, Europe’s leading procurement services provider, has today completed its brand transition and its new online presence is now live.

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Horses for Sources: More P's and less Zzzz's - say hello to Proxima

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Proxima expands into North America as it opens Chicago office

CHICAGO, IL – 13 FEBRUARY 2012. Proxima, Europe’s leading procurement services provider, has today announced the latest step in its expansion plans with the opening of its first office in the United States.

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Business Reporter/The Sunday Telegraph: Firing on all cylinders

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Cost management is a priority for every business. Procurement outsourcing can offer a number of benefits, including visibility and control of costs

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The face of Proxima: an overview of our new creative elements

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Week two into our transition to our new brand at Proxima, we continue to hear positive feedback and comments. Today we thought we would offer some insight into the creative aspects of our new brand identity.

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Proxima: the rationale behind our new brand

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On Monday 30 January 2012, buyingTeam announced that it was transitioning to a new brand name and identity - Proxima. I have received an influx of commentary around the new name and I thought I would take some time to explain the rationale behind the Proxima brand name.

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