Growth in the UK manufacturing sector remained “sluggish” during August against a backdrop of weak export demand and lacklustre output at intermediate and capital goods producers, raising fears of an "entrenched situation".
The Australian clothing business behind brands such as Bonds, Berlei and Voodoo is to revamp its supply chain operations as part of plans to deliver sustainable profit growth.
A campaign group is calling on Starbucks to adopt deforestation-free sourcing in all its products.
Group CEO of CIPS, David Noble, says emotional intelligence is being overlooked in the profession and in business but is a crucial part of what makes a true professional.
The UK government has announced a new target that £1 in every £3 will be spent with SMEs direct or through the supply chain by 2020.
Bibby Financial Services found the number of UK SMEs suffering from late payment, defined as longer than 30 days, has risen by 9 per cent in the past 12 months.
An investigation into alleged tender irregularities and other mismanagement at the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa found a “systemic failure” to comply with supply chain management policy.
Buyers believe Amazon Business does not pose a threat to the role of the procurement professional, though concerns were expressed about the firm's increasing market position.
They said public sector procurement needed to: provide a forward works plan of future procurement opportunities, engage more with suppliers, and adopt consistent standards and tools.
Frost and hailstorms in key producer Turkey have caused raisin and sultana prices to rocket.
Poor professional advice from third parties or consultants had resulted in 16 per cent of small businesses surveyed losing money, according to a study by Direct Line for Business.