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A third of companies are operating more than ten supply chains – resulting in high costs, waste and reduced agility, according to DHL Supply Chain.
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As the Procurement function evolves, its KPIs remain old-fashioned. Bertrand Maltaverne explores the surprising results of a Procurement KPI survey.
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Complex global supply chains are increasingly relying on automation, robots and A.I. to reduce waste, lower cost, and, most importantly, boost innovation
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One of the interesting aspects of working within the world of corporate procurement, is the agony of self-identity. Is the name ‘procurement’ or ‘supply chain’ management, when attached to a department, useful, or could we perhaps do without it?
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Britain's factory sector maintained most of its robust growth last month after a weaker pound boosted exports, though this also fuelled inflation, according to a survey that underscored the impact on the economy of June's Brexit vote.
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A look at what companies can and should do to fill the current talent gap.
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The energy division, which has 800 staff based in Aberdeen, will scale back its global operations to focus on the North Sea and Maersk will also scale back investment in the division, notably in tankers and drilling
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“Over the next two years, housing associations, councils and co-operatives in Scotland will have to comply with a whole host of new public procurement regulations…” Procurement for Hous…
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European road freight prices have fallen by some eight per cent since last year, according to the Transport Market Monitor from Transporeon and Capgemini.
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The first Starship delivery robots are set to take to the streets in the UK, Germany, Switzerland and USA in the next few weeks. They will deliver groceries and online purchases to consumers starting in August/September.
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Elon Musk’s tweet about Tesla’s Model 3 batteries essentially shifted more than half a billion dollars of value from Samsung to Panasonic.
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Amazon is launching a full online supermarket service in the UK, initially just in central and east London.
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1. What have been the biggest achievements in your procurement career?

2. What do you like most and least about procurement?

3. Give an example of a time when you have had a difficult experience with a stakeholder and how you resolved it.

4. What tools and techniques would you use to implement a company-wide operational change driven by a procurement need to save money? And how would you get buy-in from stakeholders?

5. What has been the hardest lesson you have learnt in procurement?

6. Give an example when your perseverance resulted in a win for you and your organisation?

7. Who has had the biggest influence of your career? And how have they helped shape you?

8. What ongoing education are you undertaking?

9. What would you like to be doing in two or three years? And what is your career goal in 10 years’ time?

10. What attracted you to apply for this role and to work this company?
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DHL Supply Chain has run a pilot test with French robot technology “EffiBOT” for an automated order picking operation in Unna, Germany. The robot is an automated trolley, which follows pickers through the warehouse and “takes care of most of the physical work.” During the pilot, two robots were able to support the warehouse’s pickers …
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Here is an infographic that shares 5 reasons to invest in Change Management for ERP training.
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The beleaguered shipping industry – already hit by slumping demand and overcapacity – is faces a growing long-term threat from understaffing, according to a study.
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DHL has completed a three month test of a “Parcelcopter” which automatically delivers and collects parcels from a special pack station, dubbed the Parcelcopter
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The world is ever-changing, business is increasingly complicated and challenges are becoming so much tougher. You only have to look at this issue of Supply Management to see the range of issues, sectors and areas in which procurement and supply profession
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The Strategic Sourceror: Manufacturers of consumer goods struggling with supply chain visibility, procurement, strategic sourcing, cost reduction and supply chain news by the Strategic Sourceror
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Nearly two thirds (65 per cent) of logistics and transport professionals believe the industry will have a stronger future if the UK stays in the European Union,
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A new nationwide system for purchasing expensive medical devices and implants could save the health service more than £60m in its first two years, NHS England has claimed.
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The Department for Transport (DfT) has confirmed plans to trial driverless HGV platoons in the UK. Shaping Future Transportation 2015– Campus Safety –
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Volatile markets, rapidly changing consumer tastes, constant ambiguity and uncertainty are quickly making traditional linear supply chains obsolete.
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Some 62% of CPOs do not believe their teams have the skills and capabilities to deliver their procurement strategy, according to a survey.
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