In October 2015, the UK government issued statutory guidance relating to supply chain transparency and reporting obligations of the Modern Slavery Act 2015. This article was first published on Greenstone. The document confirms who is required to comply and when they need to comply by, as well as including essential details on the all-important annual statement. … Continue reading Modern Slavery Act 2015: Supply Chain Transparency Requirements
“This is everything I know, folks” – Former President and CEO of Ford, Alan Mulally, shares the sum of his knowledge in one slide at ISM2016. ISM’s keynote speaker Alan Mulally has one of those CVs that’s exhausting just to listen to. Alongside his nine-year stint as President and CEO of Ford, he served as Executive … Continue reading Alan Mulally – The Secret to Success in One Slide
The impact of fast fashion can be seen on the high street and in the newspapers. But the trend may be about to take down one of the world’s most recognisable brands. There are few people in the world who wouldn’t recognise Gap’s brands on the high street, in shopping malls, or on the Internet. … Continue reading The Double Edged Sword for Fast Fashion Brands
Can middle managers or supervisors make or break your supply chain company? Are organisations selecting the wrong people for these roles? To watch the video of this article, click here. Over the years working and consulting in a wide variety of business, health, and education settings, I have noticed a common and obvious trend. The selection of … Continue reading How Middle Managers Can Make or Break Supply Chains
Industry leaders understand that supply chain sustainability can be a competitive advantage. Utilised effectively, it brings a wealth of opportunities. Read the first part of this article here. Global brewing giant SABMiller embraces the idea that water is strategic. It cut its water consumption by 28 per cent, now only using 3.3 litres to make 1 litre … Continue reading Supply Chain Sustainability as a Competitive Advantage
Is the concept of ethical fast fashion an oxymoron? Do we as consumers have a good enough grasp of the ethical considerations? Today’s typical fashionista has high expectations. She, or maybe he, wants to buy cheap and affordable trendy clothes in the latest styles straight off the catwalk. Never mind that an item is unlikely … Continue reading Fast Fashion – But at What Price?
Open booking is a massive problem for organisations globally, and one of the largest compliance challenges facing procurement. In the US, over 50 per cent of hotel bookings, and 24 per cent of airline bookings occur outside the parameters of corporate travel programmes. The issue costs organisations $36 billion per year, and is one of … Continue reading The Carrot and Stick Approach to Open Booking