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  • Spotlight © Shutterstock Five tips to keep your supply chain out of the spotlightWhat can businesses do to effectively manage supplier relationships and decrease the risk associated with international partners? Martin Berr-Sorokin provides some guidance.
  • Addidas storefront © Shutterstock CSR update - July 2013Adidas gives staff mobile support; Behind the scenes of the Big Mac; Eskom told to help black mining firms; J&J boosts CSR with training; Compass gives route to low carbon.
Editor's choice
Supply Business editor Rebecca Ellinor selects a recent article highlighting key considerations for global procurement and supply chain professionals.
  • The never-ending journey The annual US automotive Supplier Working Relations Index reveals that consistency, engagement and leadership are vital to maintaining the support of suppliers. Despite economic woes – or natural disasters – organisations must not deviate from this route.

Supplier relations articles

  • Spotlight © Shutterstock Five tips to keep your supply chain out of the spotlightWhat can businesses do to effectively manage supplier relationships and decrease the risk associated with international partners? Martin Berr-Sorokin provides some guidance.
  • Dick Russill illustration Executive coach - March 2014Dick Russill answers readers questions on procurement's role in the a business, 'silo service' and inviting suppliers to an event.
  • Mike Inman, professional negotiation instructor, Tableforce The negotiator - March 2014Use fear, uncertainty and doubt (FUD) to gain the upper hand in negotiations, says Mike Inman.
  • Sound bites: March 2014Executives, entrepreneurs and leaders on matters of business, procurement and supply.
  • McDonald's sign © Shutterstock CSR update - March 2014McDonalds beefs up suppliers; Burberry pledges to axe chemicals; Hershey's acts on palm oil; Charter after Qatar 2022 row; Uncertainty over US mineral rules; Cautious response to climate change.
  • "Power tools" graph 1 Power toolsTechnology plays a vital role in creating a 'clear line of sight' for operational teams.
  • LEGO shop © Shutterstock Round-up - January 2014LEGO 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.
  • "Mind games" illustration © Ian Dodds Mind gamesUnconscious bias affects us all. That's why CPOs need to be aware that any assumptions or 'gut feelings' need to be assessed critically. Rima Evans reports.
  • "The inside track" illustration © Ben O'Brien The inside trackAs competition increases, procurement and supply chain professionals 
will need to identify internal and external collaboration opportunities.
  • Wedding rings © iStock CSR update - September 2013Mobile firms act after tin warning; UN targets sustainability; Tiffany diamond boost for Africa; Regional suppliers aid local economy; SC Johnson grows Rwandan links.
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