Phones 4u has blamed its collapse on decisions by EE and Vodafone to "withdraw supply" but the networks deny they behaved inappropriately.
Controlling risk followed by process standardisation are the top goals for supplier relationship management tools, according to a survey.
The second annual National School Procurement Survey found that more than 49 per cent of respondents said the difficulty of “finding reputable suppliers and contractors remained a key barrier to them using local businesses”.
Campaigners from War on Want unfurled a banner reading "Don't Mention The Garment Workers" at the start of London Fashion Week.
“CPOs with greater aspirations need to actively manage their careers and seek to gain visibility on the senior team and recognition as a strategic contributor,” a report from Korn Ferry said.
“Apple and Google are moving into the life sciences area. That will really have an impact on the supply chain in the future,” said Vincent Dunne, head of international supply chain at Shire Pharmaceuticals.
“We have put this into our sourcing strategy, this passion for sustainability. If a company does not buy into this, they won’t be a supplier for Intel" said Armin Sarstedt, vice president in the technology and manufacturing group at Intel.
The Green Procurement Guidance for the Public Sector produced by the Irish Environmental Protection Agency provides best practice examples and detailed criteria to include in tenders.
The consumer goods company has topped a ranking of European supply chains for the second year in a row as it continues to "lead the pack", according to Gartner.
Every award win in life should be cause for celebration, Stephen Mangan told the audience at last night's CIPS Supply Management Awards.
The two companies took home the top prize and the award for Best Supplier Relationship Management at the procurement and supply chain profession's night of celebration.