Welcome to spring 2010 issue of CPO Agenda. There has been one word, one story and one issue that has dominated the headlines in our profession over the past six weeks or so. Toyota.
I am pleased that we have one article dedicated to the supply chain issues that led to the recall and the resulting PR disaster. And another looking at how, in general senior buyers can help should their organisation suddenly feel the prickly combination of a bad story that can’t be contained internally. What what you do if you were the Toyota CPO?
We also have an interview with Unilever chief buyer Marc Engel. The company created its first global unit only two years go. So how are they doing? Plus we examine whether third party regulation can help supplier relationship management. A scheme in the UK aims to impose certain behaviour supermarkets and their vendors . Find out how that is going.