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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The Growing Case For More And Better Procurement

Procurement capability in most organisations is hampered because purchasing decisions are beset by organisational challenges and ’soft’ issues. In this extract from Sigi Osagie’s new book ‘Procurement Mojo’, he discusses why Procurement still has no de facto seat in...

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Manufacturing’s Outsourcing Challenge

A recent article in an engineering publication outlined some of the contemporary developments in car manufacturing, most notably that Western car manufacturers today really do very little ‘manufacturing’. Instead they have transitioned to become what might best be...

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Evolution of Manufacturing

For traditional UK manufacturing companies the outsourcing of activities overseas has had a number of evolutionary impacts. Manufacturing itself has almost become ‘commoditised’ in many sectors, and is less of a core competence for many erstwhile Western...

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