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Written by Rosemary Coates, President of Blue Silk Consulting, published Supply Chain Management Review, 5 May 2014. As the situation in Ukraine continues to deteriorate, many of us in the global supply chain community are keeping close watch.  Carriers and forwarders and delivery agents have suspended operations into and out ...

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Five Ways to Drive Efficiency In International Logistics

If your international supply chain partners aren’t able to operate at optimal efficiency, they pass increased pricing on to your company. When partners don’t meet your expectations, it’s difficult to standardize the logistics flow, which reduces efficiency and decreases their level of commitment to your goals. Add the extra time ...

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‘Retailers must introduce more transparency into supply chains’

The UK government has called on all retailers to address their sourcing procedures and introduce more transparency into supply chains. Department for International Development (DFID) minister Alan Duncan was speaking during a debate in Westminster yesterday on the working conditions in the garment industry. It follows the one-year anniversary of the Rana ...

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Procurement Can Change The World: The $370m Font

Last month a schoolboy in Pittsburgh saw an opportunity that could, he and his teachers estimated, save the US Government close to $400m in print costs. The premise is simple and, like so many good ideas, it took just a notebook, a pen and a bit of lateral thinking. What Suvir ...

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Leaders Can No Longer Afford to Downplay Procurement

If you were asked to identify the most strategic and valued unit in your corporation, the procurement department would probably not come to mind. The term procurement itself has a very administrative connotation: It’s associated with buying ‘stuff’ for the lowest prices possible. Today’s corporations are directing more and more ...

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Why do some supplier relationships fail? (aka Has this happened to you?)

We’ve all been there.  Spent months and months with a supplier talking about ‘win-win,’ ‘synergy’ and mutual strategic alignment.   Top executives on both sides talk about additional shareholder value being generated.   And then…months pass.  Not much has really changed.  In fact, there might even be an increasing level of disagreements ...

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European Stocks climbed again

European stocks climbed after a four-day break while the yen rallied against most peers and emerging-market currencies. Japanese shares dropped while nickel jumped to the highest in 14 months. The Stoxx Europe 600 Index added 0.7 percent as of 8:18 a.m. in London, while the FTSE 100 Index gained a ...

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Good for business

To help procurement professionals and other business leaders add value to their organizations–and the planet–Basware has put together a list of suggestions to help reduce use of paper–and improve efficiency and cash flow. This, the company says, is to mark Earth Day, which is April 22. “Many companies are drowning ...

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