In this second part of a two-part article, Hamish Petrie – former VP of People and Communications for resources giant Alcoa – reveals the secrets behind nurturing a long-term career. Hamish currently writes for the Business Times in Melbourne. Read more about his story here. Time is a critical factor in any career planning process. Most futurists agree … Continue reading The secret to long-term career planning
When the CEO of one of the world’s largest resources businesses, Sam Walsh, says he believes procurement has entered a “golden age”, it certainly makes you think – could this really be one of the most prosperous periods of our profession’s history? And, if so, what are we doing to capitalize on this opportunity? Remind … Continue reading Are we the golden children of procurement?
Pretty much each & every one of us (as individuals and organisations) now make a conscious effort to do our bit for the environment and “Go Green” wherever possible. Not only do our “Go Green” actions benefit the world we live in and potentially reduce costs for us but also makes us feel good inside – giving us … Continue reading 5 green initiatives to improve your supply chain
We’re leading this week’s news headlines with a decade of supply chain corporate social responsibility presented in an easy-to-digest infographic. It’s like Christmas has come early… Ten years of supply chain’s corporate responsibility A new infographic which highlights the high-profile events that have driven global momentum for business and supply chain responsibility over the past … Continue reading 10 years of supply chain CSR
He may be a procurement superstar now, but after high school, Jason D’Assisi wasn’t really sure what he wanted to do. With a little push from his family, he ended up in real estate, but when an opportunity to do something different came along, he jumped at it and took a role with an import/export … Continue reading Jason D’Assisi
This is the fifth article in a fortnightly series from Gordon Donovan. With the dust having now settled, this won’t be a blow-by-blow account but instead I’ll share my key highlights from the event. The CIPS Australasia conference took place across a jam-packed two days – here are my key takeaways from three of the … Continue reading My three CIPS Australasia conference highlights
According to an excellent commentary from The Guardian, viral YouTube hits and blockbusting movie releases are helping to shine light on pertinent issues affecting supply chains the world over. The Guardian cites such cinematic successes as Blood Diamond, alongside indie-documentaries like Blood in the Mobile (an expose on mobile phone production methods that are financing … Continue reading Supply chain issues on the small (and silver) screen