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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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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African Renaissance

Troubles in Libya, Tunisia, Egypt, Algeria, Morocco and who knows where next. The wave of unrest and civil uprisings sweeping across North Africa and the Middle East is a clear message from the mass populace that it is time for change. In North Africa, in particular,...

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