The Supply Chain Memo

“Every company should have received the memo that supply chain needs a seat at the table.” Especially as regards the sustainability or ESG (environment, social and governance) agenda. I smiled to myself in a conflicting mix of delight and disdain as I read the words...

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“Show Me the Money!” or “Show Me the Ethics!”

On the anniversary of the Tiananmen Square Massacre, I posted this short piece on LinkedIn: ### China may be trying to rewrite history by attempting to obliterate all traces of the Tiananmen Square event.  But history itself teaches us that truth has an annoying habit...

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Supply Chain Management in This Year and Beyond

The recent global economic turbulence and several geo-political factors are increasingly positioning Supply Chain Management (SCM) as a key agenda item in boardrooms across the world. Recent media stories on slave wages and child labour in some supply chains, and...

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Strengthen Procurement and Raise Its Profile

“For most organizations, the single largest or second largest area of costs is procurement from suppliers. Even in boom times, savvy enterprises are constantly looking for ways to optimize procurement spend to boost profitability. Averting fraud and other business...

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