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  • Diesel Exhaust Fluid

    Diesel Exhaust Fluid: The Facts

    19 July 2016 By Steve Sefton, Energy Category Buyer

    Did you know you can compliantly buy Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) using YPO’s Liquid Fuels Framework? Badged in Europe as AdBlue, it’s used in many heavy commercial diesel powered vehicles to reduce emissions of nitrogen oxides from the exhaust of these vehicles.

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  • Linda Cregan - CEO at Children

    You are what you eat but what about where you eat?

    08 July 2016 By Linda Cregan, CEO - Children’s Food Trust

    Several years ago, we commissioned some research to explore how the environment in which children eat a school lunch affects their perception of the experience.

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  • Toner

    Benefits of a high yield toner cartridge

    07 July 2016 By Vicky Walker, Account Manager - ACS

    There are many benefits of swapping your standard toner for a high yield toner cartridge particularly if you do a lot of printing in your business. Discover the benefits in this guest blog from ACS.

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  • Gillian Askew

    Meet Gill, our new Head of Procurement

    29 June 2016 By Gillian Askew, Head of Procurement

    “I believe YPO because it’s a customer driven organisation with a long standing heritage in putting the customer first, YPO truly adds value and I’m really excited to be here.”

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  • Temporary Labour

    Temporary labour, which model?

    13 June 2016 By Lizzy Grayson, Buyer - Corporate & People Services

    Do you know which delivery model to use for temporary recruitment - neutral, master or hybrid? Our HR buyer, Lizzy explains the differences in her latest blog.

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  • Can first class travel be more cost effective

    Can first class travel be more cost effective?

    19 May 2016 By Duncan Spokes, Procurement Manager - Corporate & People Services

    Over the past few years public sector organisations have been feeling the squeeze as budgets are tightened across the board. All organisations are looking for ways to save money and deliver greater efficiencies.

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  • Duty of care

    Duty of care - why it matters

    06 May 2016 By Duncan Spokes, Procurement Manager - Corporate & People Services

    Why should employers care where you are when you’re on business? Organisations with thorough travel booking systems are doing more than keeping an eye on your whereabouts.

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  • £20 notes

    Saving money by buying better

    05 May 2016 By Simon Hill, Managing Director

    Working closely with hundreds of schools across the country, we know only too well the financial challenges facing the majority of schools - primary, secondary and academies. The recent Budget provided little relief or reassurance to schools about future funding.

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  • Talking customer service with the Czech government

    Talking customer service with the Czech government

    04 May 2016 By Paul Smith, Executive Director

    Last week, I was invited by the EU to present at a workshop in Prague at the Czech Government. The European Commission are helping the Czech Government review the potential for a central purchasing body for public procurement.

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  • Employee Value Proposition

    Creating a compelling Employer Value Proposition

    28 April 2016 By Victoria Smith, Lead Client Partner - Penna

    A great employee value proposition (EVP) is vital in persuading the best talent to join your organisation. This guest blog article from Penna explains what EVP actually means and how to create a compelling proposition.

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