Another week, another procurement scandal. It came as quite a shock when Nestlé self-vilified and admitted to slave labour within their supply chain. Whether you’ve heralded them for their honesty or condemned them for not doing enough, we can at least be glad that the issue of slavery within supply chains is once again at … Continue reading Black Friday over as Nestle reveals darkest of supply chain disclosures
And can you guess why #30 is my favourite? This article was first published on LinkedIn. It would appear (some) people in Procurement are very sensitive about their job title! So, what’s the difference between job titles? Not a lot by the looks of it; call yourself what you want when you want! No doubt, … Continue reading The 99 Names You Can Call a Procurement Professional
The Big Ideas Summit’s first keynote was delivered by Sigi Osagie, coach and author of Procurement Mojo. Sigi’s focus was on the people side of procurement, and he spoke passionately about how, while processes and technology are critical enablers for procurement success, ultimately it’s people that make the real difference. Watch the full keynote here. See … Continue reading Procurious Big Ideas Keynote #1 – The Chefs in your Procurement Kitchen
With Thanksgiving over, consumers and businesses now turn their attention to the start of the festive shopping period – beginning with Black Friday. But are people falling out of love with this shopping day? Originally an American phenomenon, Black Friday is the semi-official start of the festive retail period. There’s no consensus as to why … Continue reading Are We Still in Love with Black Friday?
My first hands-on experience serving as a link within the supply chain came very early in my career. This article was first published on Beet Fusion. After flipping burgers for a year at age 15, I decided to take an afternoon job at a garden centre chain in California. When school was dismissed, I would … Continue reading 4 Tips for Managing Your Supply Chain Career
Just in case you didn’t know, today is Thanksgiving! In honour of this holiday, we take a look at the numbers behind the day. It’s getting towards the end of the year, the real crunch time for businesses and supply chains as they head towards the festive period. For supply chains in America (plus all … Continue reading Why Thanksgiving is a Happy Holiday for Business
58 per cent of UK small to medium-sized firms are planning to enter new markets in the next two years. In a further sign of economic optimism, well over half of UK small to medium-sized firms (SMEs) plan to enter new markets in the next two years with the manufacturing sector leading the way, according … Continue reading Small Firms Plan Grand Designs on Overseas Markets