Where does stuff really come from? Sourcemap has the answers… Remember the first time someone tried to explain the supply chain to you? You were likely at university or perhaps it was in your first job. The whiteboard markers came out and a rudimentary picture that included farmers, factories, trucks and shops all joined up … Continue reading Sourcemap Is Mapping The Supply Chains Of The World
Brendan Turner, Managing Consultant at The Source, believes it’s important for professionals to develop their social media profile. Hear Brendan talk about how CPOs can develop their own personal brand and the brand of their team as an employer of choice on social media in order to attract the top talent in procurement. See more … Continue reading Procurious Big Idea #26 – Attracting The Top Talent
Riskmethods have published an infographic that illustrates the Top 10 Global Risks to Supply Chains. The infographic breaks the risks down into two categories, assessing both the likelihood and impact. According to data obtained from the Global Risks Perception Survey 2014 at the World Economic Forum, four of the risks cross into the two categories. The … Continue reading Top Ten Global Supply Chain Risks Infographic
‘The Rolls Royce of grocery retail has become Ryanair… The difference is people still want to fly with Ryanair.’ As I reported here last week, UK supermarket chain Tesco, held its first shareholder meeting since the supplier rebate accounting scandal and subsequent profit drop, last Friday. Despite reporting better than expected share values, the mood … Continue reading What Really Happened At The Tesco Shareholders Meeting
After months of fruitless negotiations, Greece stands less than 24 hours away from defaulting on its debt repayment to the IMF. With reports stating that Greece’s government is running out of money, announcements that banks will be closed all week and billions withdrawn from the banks by Greeks in the past few weeks, it seems … Continue reading Greek Debt Crisis: What Impact Will UK Supply Chains Feel From A ‘Grexit’?
An independent study into email user habits has revealed that a worrying number of professionals find it hard to drag themselves away from work email. A new study has found that work-related email is disrupting everything from holidays to funerals as employees struggle to cope with volume and culture of ‘always-on’ working. GFI Software (the … Continue reading Your shameful email sending habits have been revealed in a new survey
Starbucks contributes $30M to supplier development fund Global coffee chain Starbucks has announced it will contribute a further $30M USD to its Global Farmers Fund, more than doubling the company’s investment in this initiative. The fund, established back in 2008, is designed to provide support for farmers in the company’s supply chain. In the announcement … Continue reading The cost of maintaining a supply of ethically sourced coffee