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Global Supply: The Dangers of Google Translate

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  Guest Blogger:  Marcia Thompson Title:    Professional Content Intern, Interim Procurement Professional Company:  Procurement Professionals Where do you reside:   London LinkedIn profile:   Marcia Thompson A quote about Procurement: Procurement for me is about delivering what my clients want.  Nailing down what my clients REALLY want can be the tricky ...

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Challenging Times for Supply Chain Professionals in India

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Guest Blogger: Naveen Rawat Job Title: Manager – Strategic Sourcing and Supply Chain Where do you reside: Gurgaon, India LinkedIn profile: http://www.linkedin.com/profile/view?id=15942239&trk=spm_pic A quote about Procurement: In order to remain ahead in procurement you should always have the right amount of data and information with you. Brief Introduction: A results ...

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Winning the game ….or not: Tender moments

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Yes, more on the World Cup…!   In particular, Group B. Who would have thought that Netherlands would beat Spain (5-1), let alone defeat them so convincingly.   Many of us watched in disbelief that the 2010 Cup winners did not come close to winning and well done to the ...

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Age Matters: Why Some World Cup Teams Opt For Oldies

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There’s a vast range of ages and experiences represented in the World Cup.  Argentina and Uruguay have the highest collective ages in the tournament. In Africa, youth is treasured. Experience? Energy? This article is a demographic snapshot of Brazil 2014.    TURIN — The players that some of the South American traditionalists have called ...

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Germany’s giant World Cup logistics project

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More on the World Cup…. Behind the scenes is the major logistical exercise in transporting each country’s gear.  Arabian Supply Chain posted this article on the German team’s logistics (ASC Staff, Jun 11, 2014).   The German Football Association has shipped 23 tonnes of luggage to Brazil in preparation for this ...

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World Cup 2014: Tender Sweepstakes

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Well, in case you didn’t know, the World Cup is about to kick off in Brazil.  Many companies will be having sweepstakes.   Just in case someone in your company, club or friends, haven’t organised one yet, here’s a kit to use (courtesy of the Telegraph).    The process for ...

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Malaysia Airlines seeks more cost-cutting to survive crisis

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(Reuters) – Malaysia Airlines is stepping up efforts to cut costs to survive, following the mysterious disappearance of its flight MH370 which has resulted in the biggest crisis in its 40-year history, a senior executive said on Monday. The Boeing 777-200, carrying 239 passengers and crew, vanished from radar screens on March ...

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‘Milestone’ as most Fortune 100 companies with public policies act to monitor supply chains for human rights abuses

The majority of Fortune 100 companies with publicly available policies have developed policies to address forced labour and human trafficking, research led by the American Bar Association has revealed. In relation to forced labour, 66 per cent have policies, according to the report, How do Fortune 100 corporations address potential links to human ...

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CSR: Sustainable Palm Oil 2

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Following on from my article last month on palm oil,  I thought I’d share this interesting article from The Guardian (5 June 2014) that highlights the need for stricter standards on sustainable palm oil.  The comments are fairly balanced.     This week, in Brussels, Belgium, media attention will be focussed ...

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