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Largest Microgrid In Africa Assisted By Eaton

The power management solutions company Eaton will supply power distribution equipment and electrical engineering services for a 5 MW solar microgrid in the Annobon Province, an island off the coast of Equatorial Guinea. Diesel-powered generators historically have been used to generate electricity there. Show More Summary

Procurement Trend Expose: An Epilogue

When we started this series to expose Procurement Trends back in October, we noted that most Supply Management ‘futurists‘ were still stuck in the past, and if we were lucky, it was the recent past (as some of them are feeding us trends that are literally thousands of years old as these trends have been […]

The (Extreme) Complexity of Food Supply Chain (Waste Matters! Part 5)

Categories: Sourcing, Supply Chain, Supply Chain Management, Supply Chain Visibility, Supply Management Tags: L1, Sourcing and Categories The food supply chain isn’t like other supply chains – it is far more complex. This point became...Show More Summary

'Out There: Omega Edition' Coming as Free Update to Mi-Clos' Space Survival Roguelike-Gamebook Hybrid

Mi-Clos' Out There [$3.99] is an atmospheric game that blends genres including roguelike, gamebook, and resource manager, as you explore the universe, trying to manage your fuel and supplies while discovering new aliens and staying alive. It's a really fascinating experience, and it's getting expanded and enhanced soon into Out There: Omega Edition, as announced

On The First Day of Christmas

My SI gave to me A glimpse into the eventuality … Download SI’s latest white papers (registration required) on: Top Ten Trends for Supply Management Value Generation in 2015 sponsored by BravoSolution Optimization, What Comes Next sponsored by Trade Extensions The Procurement Marketplace and The Power of Compliance sponsored by Vinimaya The Benefits of an […]

ISS Appoints Schollaert

Inchcape Shipping Services (ISS), the world's leading maritime, cargo and supply chain solutions provider has announced a key hire to its senior management team

Sampling rivers for genes rather than organisms

Effective environmental management depends on a detailed knowledge of the distribution of species. But taxonomists are in short supply, and some species can be difficult to identify, even for experts. Scientists are now pursuing a new approach for species identification, requiring no more than samples of DNA shed into the environment.

Staples, Inc. (SPLS), Office Depot Inc (ODP): Jeff Smith is Bullish on These Companies; Will He Push for a Merger?

Jeff Smith, the manager of Starboard Value is bullish on the Office Supplies segment as Starboard has recently made two bullish moves involving Staples, Inc. (NASDAQ:SPLS) and Office Depot Inc (NASDAQ:ODP). In a filing with the Securities...Show More Summary

Exploring a Supply Network Model … For Services

Categories: Services Procurement & Contingent Labor Tags: PRO In a world where everything is becoming a service, including manufacturing itself and other core value chain processes, you’d hope that managing those services would be a core competency – even if many or most of those processes are increasingly outsourced. Show More Summary

PigTek Americas appoints VP and GM

PigTek Americas, a division of CTB, has announced that John Grecco has been named Vice President and General Manager. In his new role, Grecco will be responsible for overseeing the marketing and supply of CTB pig production systems to the North, Central and South American markets as well as the Cari...

Exploring Supply Chain Risk: Sole Sourcing

Categories: Analysis, Supply Risk, Supply Risk Management Tags: L2, Process and Best Practice A recent study by the supply chain faculty at the University of Tennessee, Managing Risk in the Global Supply Chain, highlights one key area...Show More Summary

Businesses See Revenues, Employment Growing in 2015, ISM Says

The U.S. expansion is expected to strengthen in 2015, according to surveys released Tuesday by the Institute for Supply Management.

BP To Invest $12 Billion In Egypt Over Five-years, Boost Gas Supplies

CAIRO (Reuters) - British oil major BP plans to invest more than $12 billion in Egypt over the next five years, and to double its gas supplies to the local market in the next decade, the country manager of BP Egypt said on Tuesday. "BP is committed to unlock Egypt's oil and gas potential and gradually double its gas supply during this decade. Show More Summary

Supply Chain Risk: The Facility Link

Categories: Analysis, Supply Risk, Supply Risk Management Tags: L1, Process and Best Practice When it comes to supply chain risk, most organizations initially begin by considering the overall risk that a supplier might introduce. But...Show More Summary

The Comparative Immaturity of Services Procurement – Is the Tech and Services Ecosystem Coming Up Short?

Categories: Procurement, Supply Chain Tags: PRO In the next 2 weeks, Spend Matters will release a survey report examining differences between how companies manage services procurement and supply chain efforts (with a focus on contingent labor) relative to indirect and direct materials. Show More Summary

Supply Chain Risk: Challenges We’re Ignoring, Solutions We Don’t Know About

Categories: Analysis, Supply Management, Supply Risk, Supply Risk Management Tags: L1, Process and Best Practice There is no shortage of studies on supply chain risk (I co-authored my first one in the area roughly 12 years ago). But,...Show More Summary

News: Former Apple exec receives one-year prison sentence

Former Apple global supply manager Paul Devine has been sentenced to one year in prison for selling confidential information to Asian suppliers that they were able to use to negotiate more favorable deals with the company, the Associated Press reports. Show More Summary

Ex-Apple supply chain manager fined, sentenced to 1 year in prison for kickback scheme

Former Apple Global Supply Manager Paul Devine --?who ran afoul of the law in 2010 for selling details of upcoming Apple products to Asian manufacturers --?has been sentenced to one year in prison and fined $4.5 million for his role in the conspiracy.

Apple Exec Gets A Federal Prison Sentence For Taking Kickbacks On Leaked Information (AAPL)

Paul Shim Devine, a former global supply manager for Apple, was sentenced to one year in prison for taking $1 million in kickbacks, according to 9to5Mac. Devine had been leaking information about Apple's upcoming products to Asian suppliers who then used that info to their advantage in contract negotiations with Apple. Show More Summary

Tired of Historical Viewpoints? Want Insight into Real Trends?

Then you need to download Sourcing Innovation’s latest white-paper on Top Ten Trends for Supply Management Value Generation in 2015 (registration required). If you’re like the doctor, then you’re tired of reading about the same old “trends” year after year that were tired old trends twenty years ago. Not only does it show a lack […]

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