Afternoon Coffee: Mexico Reels After Deadly Quake, Toys R Us Tries to Assure Suppliers Amid Bankruptcy Filing

More than 200 people were killed in Mexico Tuesday after a deadly earthquake struck the area around the capital city. Toy retailer Toys R Us officially filed for bankruptcy protection Tuesday, ending weeks of uncertainty for toy companies. Afternoon Coffee brings you the latest in procurement and supply chain news.

How Applying an Ecosystem Approach Can Spur Contingent Workforce Innovation

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There are numerous factors today that have led many procurement professionals to view non-employee workers as just another resource delivered through a supply chain. Both buyers and suppliers of work contract with each other for specified outputs, with projects and cash moving in a transactional manner. While this can keep work on track and costs contained, such an approach leaves little room for innovation — a competitive necessity in today’s digital economy. The answer to this disconnect is to reconceive contingent workforce programs as contingent workforce ecosystems.

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