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  • Budweiser lorry © Alamy CSR update - July 2014Brewer's drive to reduce CO2; Nestlé targets all tier-one suppliers; Mars commits to palm oil policy; Increased focus on sustainability; Great expectations for motor suppliers; Responsibility to local suppliers.
  • "Pulling together" © Skopein/Ikon images Pulling togetherLeveraged purchasing helps businesses to save on costs and avoids the problems of a consortium, say Leon Smith and Nabeel Irshad.
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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

  • Budweiser lorry © Alamy CSR update - July 2014Brewer's drive to reduce CO2; Nestlé targets all tier-one suppliers; Mars commits to palm oil policy; Increased focus on sustainability; Great expectations for motor suppliers; Responsibility to local suppliers.
  • "Pulling together" © Skopein/Ikon images Pulling togetherLeveraged purchasing helps businesses to save on costs and avoids the problems of a consortium, say Leon Smith and Nabeel Irshad.
  • Mike Inman, professional negotiation instructor, Tableforce The negotiator - July 2014Mike Inman shares a story from his time at General Motors when a buyer took negotiations with one supplier off the table.
  • 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.
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