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VF Corporation Supply Chain: Towards a Third Way?

November 28, 2016

VF Corporation isn’t your average garment or footwear manufacturer. Most obviously, it’s huge. Two dozen or so major brands (including icons such as Wrangler, Lee, The North Face and Timberland); 60,000-plus staff; nearly 1,000 contract factories producing over 1.3 million items per day across almost 50 countries.  Second, it...

Management of a Global Supply Chain in Emerging Markets

August 8, 2016

In many ways, sourcing goods and services internationally is easier than ever, with the internet making it possible to research, source and communicate with global suppliers from the comfort of your desk. But in reality it isn’t always that simple. Setting up and managing an global supply chain is...

Despite PMI's dip, economic stability seen in manufacturing

August 2, 2016

China's official purchasing managers index for manufacturing has dropped into contraction territory, while the Caixin PMI survey showed an upturn in operating conditions in this sector. Analysts said that despite the divergence, the Chinese economy has shown signs of stabilizing. The official manufacturing PMI, released on Monday by the National...

Thumbay Group wins Procurement Best Practice Appreciation Award

April 25, 2016

Thumbay Group, the Dubai-based international business conglomerate with operations across 14 sectors of business, has bagged the prestigious 'Procurement Best Practice Appreciation Award'. at a glittering function at the 3rd International Procurement & Supply Chain Conference (IPSC 2016) held at Atlantis The Palm – Dubai on Saturday, April...

Supply Chain Analytics Market : Speed up Time-to-Market for Services and Products

April 13, 2016

Supply chain analytics (SCA) is the method to facilitate the execution of services and products from supplier to customer. Components of supply chain systems incorporate people, information, organizations, resources and activities to transform raw materials into optimized finished goods. The supply chain conventionally follows the hierarchy that is...

Procurement, Contract and Supply Chain Management Online Certificate Course

February 3, 2016

Capacity Africa Institute is pleased to announce Procurement and Contract Management Online / Distance Learning Certificate Course from 1st March 2016 to 1st May 2016 This course has been developed to improve project delivery performance and efficiency by increasing the knowledge and skills of project/related staff in the areas...

How Technology Is Transforming Procurement Operations

October 1, 2015

Xchanging plc, a business technology and services provider, issued the third set of results from its 2015 Global Procurement Study, focused on how technology is transforming procurement. The study is a major international project that surveyed 830 procurement decision-makers across the UK, Europe and North America. Savings tracking (77...

Future of procurement is more collaboration, technology and data

August 26, 2015

Procurement is increasingly viewed as a strategic resource and key driver of business value, according to research. The Future of Procurement, a survey and series of reports from Oxford Economics conducted with support from Ariba, surveyed 1,000 procurement executives and practitioners globally. It uncovered three major trends of increasing collaboration...

Business

Sustainable agri value chains: Lessons for the private sector

Agricultural sustainability is intrinsically linked to food security, and therefore critical to India’s progress and socio-economic development. One of the biggest challenges facing Indian agriculture today is to make...

Technology

BMO Highlights Key Takeaways on Tech Giants Apple Inc. (AAPL) and QUALCOMM, Inc. (QCOM) Following Asia Technology Supply Chain Tour

BMO analyst Tim Long is diving in on two of the tech world’s biggest players, Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) and QUALCOMM, Inc. (NASDAQ:QCOM), after meeting with various companies across...

Logistics & Manufacturing

Domestic drug manufacturing begins next year

Accordingly, the minster visited the ‘Navesta’ factory in Horana and the ‘Stregen” factory in Thalgahawila road, Horana. The vaccine manufacturing ‘Navesta’ company will begin its work next May...

Transportation & Warehousing

Shutting Down: America’s Largest Distributor of Christian Products

The largest distributor of Christian products in the United States has announced plans to “wind down operations” due to competition from online retailers and the financial hit from...