Contents from the January 2014 edition of Supply Business
Supply Business editor Andrew Pring looks at supply chain disruption and other challenges for 2014.
Agility key this year
The start of a new year always brings with it a sense of excitement and anticipation about the coming 12 months, says CIPS group CEO David Noble.
Financial announcements - January 2014
Kellogg’s launches ‘project k’; Hornby suffers from supply chain disruption; Sales take a leap at Jaguar Land Rover; Serco/G4S face losses.
Round-up - January 2014
LEGO to build sustainability; GM appoints Barra as new CEO; Procurement lacks board support; Category management is a top priority for buyers; Cyber risks ignored by most; Africa is next on offshoring list.
Sound bites - January 2014
Executives, the public and politicians on matters of business, procurement and supply.
CSR update - January 2014
Snake charming; Tool for green tips; Nestlé recruitment drive for young; Construction firms unite for sustainable sourcing.
The one thing you need to know
Ross Lovelock | Wiley | £14.99 / $24.95
Sustainable logistics and supply chain management
David B Grant, Alexander Trautrims, Chee Yew Wong | Kogan Page | £44.99 / $65
Driving Impact: Value creation in the world of tomorrow
Sven T Marlinghaus and Christian A Rast | Mi-Wirtschaftsbuch | £39.55 / $64.65
Five minutes with David Gosnell
The president of global supply and procurement at Diageo chats driving innovation and serving on an executive committee with Supply Business.
Leadership tips with Daniel & Amanda Gestetner
The founders of frozen yogurt brand yoomoo talk leadership with Supply Business.
Executive coach - January 2014
Dick Russill answers reader's questions about bottomless savings and executive's health issues.
The negotiator - January 2014
Mike Inman takes a look at the situations when it may be acceptable to be "economical with the truth".
Tools of other trades: Paul Clark
Great customer service is not about the wow factor, but making life easier for clients.
Waste not, want not
As a UN report shows a shocking amount of the world’s food goes to waste, the procurement and supply chain profession is well placed to address the situation.
Gold at the end of the paper trail
The proposed adoption of e-invoicing across the EU may be focused on the public sector but it could lead to impressive savings across the wider economy. Businesses take note!
Keep ahead of the game
CIPS economist John Glen examines the implications of economic recovery, lean supply chains and the cost of stock-outs.
Making the world go round
For many commodities the immediate outlook is for a Goldilocks market, one that’s not too hot and not too cold. But don’t get too settled, says Nick Martindale.
A background in procurement has given Rio Tinto CEO Sam Walsh the necessary skills to reinvigorate the mining and metals giant. Rima Evans reports on his strategies to cut costs and focus on growth.
Growth in the pipeline
Andrew Pring meets Babs Omotowa to find out how the managing director and chief executive officer of Nigeria Liquefied Natural Gas meets the challenges in the industry.
Working on wellness
CEOs and leaders have been ploughing money into schemes to improve the health and fitness levels of their workforces. Why? Rima Evans reports.
How to outsource
Jim Reed advises on the best way to manage an outsourcing agreement and make a good match, pointing out the pitfalls.
Technology plays a vital role in creating a ‘clear line of sight’ for operational teams.
Give DDPR a chance
Troubled by forecast-induced volatility and bullwhip? Simon Eagle suggests that demand driven planning and replenishment could even add value to your suppliers.
Improving procurement competence
Andrew Cox explains the reasoning behind the new executive diploma in advanced purchasing and supply, launched as part of a joint venture between IIAPS and CIPS.
What tools should procurement departments be utilising to ensure their company’s competitiveness? Rima Evans investigates.
Sector focus: Retail
Retail needs to take up the benefits of smart technology while still engaging with in-store shoppers. How they do this in today’s shopping environment? Andrew Pring provides a SWOT analysis of the industry.
A head of procurement at a large global business gives his reflections on corporate life.
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