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“The greatest danger in times of turbulence is not turbulence itself, but to act with yesterday’s logic” – Peter Drucker

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Topics: contract management, contracting excellence

Negotiation – the art of reaching an agreement – is challenging to say the least.  But without a well-planned approach plus a clear understanding of the terms or clauses you typically negotiate, you face defeat.  Would you like to prevent this and get it right?

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Topics: contract management, negotiation, contracting excellence

Piotr Powazka, independent Contract Management and GDPR Data Protection Consultant with Coauthor: René Franz Henschel, Professor, Aarhus University, Business and Social Sciences, Department of Law, Aarhus, Denmark

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Topics: contract management, contracting excellence

Now that the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) has become mandatory (effective 25 May 2018), what did your organization go through to satisfy the new law? 

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Topics: contract management, legal, contracting excellence

At a conference recently, an overheard comment went like this: “Why bother to measure contract efficiency? We know what good contract management is when we see it!” 

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Topics: contract management, performance management, contracting excellence

Clarity, flexibility, direct link to project management – that’s what sets NEC contracts above ‘traditional’ standard forms.

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Topics: contract management, contracting excellence, contract /commercial management

Tim Cummins, CEO of IACCM, and Sulaiman Ibrahim Al-Hubaishi, Senior Vice President Supply Chain, were among 50 attendees at the IACCM Member Meeting, hosted by Saudi Electricity Company on April 15, 2018 at their facility in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

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Topics: organization & people, contract /commercial management, contracting excellence

Obviously risk management is supposed to manage risk. But in over thirty years of working in the field, and having seen thousands of risk registers, I’ve found that about half of the things people identify as risks are actually not risks at all.

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Topics: risk management, contracting excellence, contract /commercial management

If you hesitate to pilot new contracting technologies and hope to stick to tradition, you’re not alone. But ready or not, many automations are upon us, including block chain, process automation, Artificial Intelligence (AI), and digitization.

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Topics: technology, contract management, contracting excellence, supply chain management

Procurement has not experienced a positive image with C-suites for many years. Seen as being divorced from corporate strategy, procurement is accused of failing to create value.

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Topics: contract management, contracting excellence, organization & people

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