The International Maritime Bureau (IMB) is warning the maritime sector to be extra vigilant in light of increasing attacks from cyber criminals. For a bureau that has traditionally focussed its efforts on fighting piracy and armed robbery at sea, this new digital threat puts an entirely different menace in its crosshairs. The IMB has been … Continue reading Is shipping & the supply chain the ‘next playground for hackers’?
“Beware the team building exercise” At first, Karen Carmichael wasn’t sure that her creative streak would fit with the serious business of procurement. She loves to sing and dance in amateur theatre, which means dressing up. “So, beware the team building exercise, as you will need to dress up in some way. During my career … Continue reading Can you be a creative and still excel in procurement?
Google has just shown its secret ‘Project Wing’ drone-based delivery system to the world. The fruits of the work Google’s shadowy X research arm has achieved so far can be seen in the video below: During a test-run Project Wing flew through the Queensland skies to successfully deliver supplies to Australian farmers. To accompany the … Continue reading Would you trust your deliveries to a drone?
If you’re just visiting Procurious via your PC, laptop, or Mac, you’re missing out… Sorry about that. Did you know that you can also find us on your tablet devices (including iPad), as well as your iPhone and smartphone? No? Well consider yourselves informed. Let us take you through the Procurious mobile experience – soon … Continue reading Procurious is mobile – are you?
This is the second article in a fortnightly series from Gordon Donovan. This blog concentrates on international sourcing activities and the trends and pitfalls of this high risk and high reward strategy. You may have heard lots of talk over the last couple of years about reshoring or nearshoring. Basically this means goods and services … Continue reading High risks and high rewards: dangers of low-cost sourcing
Thanks to the likes of Google Maps – you’ll find that source maps are becoming more and more commonplace on manufacturer’s websites. Added to that, consumers are increasingly more savvy and want to be able to trace a product’s complete journey – from humble beginnings to the very end of the supply chain. Ever wondered … Continue reading Supply chains all mapped out
Nestle looks to improve animal welfare Nestle have pledged to improve animal welfare in their supply chain. The organisation has teamed up with World Animal Protection, the first major food organisation to do so, to improve standards and hold suppliers to account for practices such as battery farming, force growing, etc. and force them to … Continue reading Procurious’ eye on the news