Ello. Is this the social network you have been waiting for? This is what happens when social networks like Facebook and Twitter start to veer off-course – disillusioned programmers come up with something they think everyone wants: ad-free, and to some extent – private. Going incognito But what does this ‘simple, beautiful & ad-free’ new … Continue reading What makes people hide from social networks?
Fast fashion is a bit of a buzzword around these parts, so we’re somewhat surprised to find it hasn’t featured more heavily in our weekly news roundups. Of course now our lead-item has just gone and bucked that trend… Eyes-down for that and more: Sears mimics Zara’s fast fashion approach Carlos Slim, following the lead … Continue reading Sears mimics Zara’s fast fashion approach
Fitness trackers are proving big business; if you need proof, just know that the likes of Nike, Sony, Fitbit, and Samsung have already jumped onboard the somewhat profitable activity train. The Jawbone UP24 is another from this particular stable, in so much as it’s an activity tracker designed to be worn on the wrist. Design … Continue reading Staying active and healthy with Jawbone UP24
A few months into a year-long work placement role with Mercedes-Benz, Emily Gloyns admits she was ready for a new challenge. “The challenge was no longer there, so I began shadowing buyers to better understand their roles. I expanded my role by supporting them with drafting RFx documents and analysis tasks.” Her initiative paid off. … Continue reading On a mission to challenge procurement’s misconceptions
How’s your calendar looking these days? Busy schedule? Yeah us too… We’d love nothing more than to alleviate your calendar clashes, but we wouldn’t be doing our job properly if we didn’t offer you a tempting timetable of the hottest events in procurement to swallow all of your free time… Regular Procurious users will already … Continue reading Do you have events coming out of your ears?
Here in 2014 companies are increasingly looking for different ways to get products into the hands of the end user. We’re not just talking about practical logistics, but every decision and thought that informs a customer’s purchasing process. Take Internet sensation Alibaba for instance – sure you can draw parallels to other popular online storefronts, … Continue reading Sourcing things differently: the world of alternative storefronts
The last seven days have played host to one of the biggest news stories of 2014 – suffice to say Procurious can’t ignore it! Hence we lead with Scotland, but things have been happening further afield too… Read on for all the details: Supply chain “relieved” by referendum result The people decided the country will … Continue reading Procurement profession “relieved” following Scotland no vote