02 March, 2015
Many companies believe vendor audits are expensive, difficult to conduct and time-consuming, but a well-designed assessment and management process can be efficient, cost-effective and enhance...
27 February, 2015
In a climate where the supply chain industry is increasingly volatile, there are a number of considerations that firms must make when planning activity for the year ahead, warns Nigel Crunden...
26 February, 2015
The Reformed Public Contract Regulations that come into force today mean that "negotiation" will be back in vogue and public sector procurement professionals will once again be able...
25 February, 2015
The procurement and inventory management landscape of the NHS takes a first step towards change this June when hospitals across the UK are expected to have a GS1 strategy in place, says...
24 February, 2015
"The software needs of consumer online grocery shopping may seem a world removed from the automotive supply chain, but in fact it is not," argues Martyn Jeffries of SQS.
23 February, 2015
SRM is often talked about in procurement circles, but many feel that a significant gap remains when it comes to theory and practice says Milan Panchmatia.
20 February, 2015
Gauging the right stock levels is critical for retailers in the run-up to special events such as Valentine's Day and Easter, says Kevin Boake of Barloworld Supply Chain Software.
19 February, 2015
In a world of increasing over-reliance on certain resources and heightened political and environmental tension, are we protecting our businesses enough against low-probability, high-impact...
18 February, 2015
Start-up businesses need to keep costs down as they begin to expand. Sameer Bhatia has two suggestions to help achieve this.