When you rehire an ex-employee, especially one that was a star, it looks like you are getting a great deal. What you see is what you get. They understand your business and its own unique culture, are immediately productive and bring industry knowledge and new ideas. The best-case scenario is when an employee wants to … Continue reading Should you ever rehire an ex-employee?
Diageo under fire for increasing payment terms The Forum of Private Business (FPB) has this week launched a scathing attack on beverage giant Diageo over its plans to extend supplier payment terms from 60 to 90 days in its UK business. Diageo let suppliers know, via a formal letter, that the payment terms changes would … Continue reading Supply chain finance schemes: a worrying new trend?
To answer this [question] we’re going to reflect on findings from a number of social network-specific research papers that have made themselves known to us. The Arma International Educational Foundation published its theories around ‘Social networks and their impact on records and information management’ in January 2011. For clarity, records and information management will be … Continue reading Why do we question, comment and discuss?
Thanks to Maritime Transport and Fargo Systems for providing Procurious with this case study. The decision to implement Fargo Systems’ TOPS system back in 2004 was a turning point in the way the UK’s largest container transport company, Maritime Transport, approached its IT business model. Fast forward ten years and Fargo Systems’ technology yields benefits … Continue reading In logistics? Take the ‘joined-up’ approach
It’s too cold… I can’t work in here… my hands don’t work anymore. So uttered my girlfriend last night. Despite frantically working towards completing her PhD, the current freeze enveloping Granada had halted progress. As millions of people in the US Northeast braced for blizzard conditions accompanying Winter Storm Juno, Europe is freezing through another … Continue reading Does bad weather have the power to impact procurement?
CPOs around the world may have some sleepless nights in 2015 as they defend themselves and their companies against powerful disruptive forces. In the true spirit of social media, I’ll highlight just five of these disruptive forces and have created the convenient “METOO” acronym to cover – Markets, Ethics, Transparency, Optionality and Organisational alignment. 2015 … Continue reading 5 disruptive forces that will keep CPOs awake at night in 2015
The safety expectations placed on suppliers in China are vastly different from those in the west. The growth of Internet giant, Alibaba has seen a new wave of ‘made in China’ products reach the US, but are they safe? Buckyballs sweep the US In 2009 a new toy stormed the US market. Buckyballs – tiny, … Continue reading Not your average product recall: improving retail safety