The Friday Round Up: Supply Chain in the News April 20-24, 2015

April 24, 2015

In The Friday Round Up, we take a curated look back at the biggest insights and buzz about supply chain from the last week that are dominating the conversation in both national current eve and global news coverage. Enjoy!

scm in the news 01Firms Lack Action Over Carbon Emissions

A global survey of 300 supply chain professionals by supplier information firm Achilles found businesses claimed reducing carbon emissions would be a bigger priority in 2015 but these words were not backed by action.



scm in the news 02What is Procurement’s Role in the Era of $40 Oil?

Gerard Chick shares his views on what kind of pressure cheap oil puts on energy sector procurement and what insights that scenario provides for the wider procurement community, including its role in maintaining sustainable, safe, and productive business.



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Supply Chain Finance: Silver Bullet for Working Capital

Supply chain finance (SCF) is seeing a huge amount of interest from organisations of all sizes, yet there’s a lack of consensus even over exactly what it is. Learn more about what it can do for your organization, how it connects with trade finance, and how it also benefits working capital management for exporters and importers.


scm in the news 04Six Reasons Why Companies are Embracing the Mobility in Manufacturing Movement

Mobile technology has been embraced by many industries, from healthcare to transportation, but manufacturing has been slow to recognize the benefits. Here’s how supply chain manufacturing is adapting now to boost productivity and improve cash flow.


scm in the news 05Why Having a Green Supply Chain Has Become a Necessity

There is a growing need for sustainability integration into supply chain management. If you haven’t already started down the path to greener pastures you’re falling dangerously behind the trend, and it could be costing you more than you know.


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