Afternoon Coffee: Unilever to Disclose Palm Oil Sources, British KFCs Close Amid Chicken Shortage


Unilever took a “radical step” on supply chain transparency Tuesday as it became the first consumer goods company to publicly disclose the suppliers and mills it sources palm oil from. Most of the 900 KFC outlets in the U.K. and Ireland were forced to close Monday due a logistics-related chicken shortage. Afternoon Coffee brings you the latest in procurement and supply chain news.

4 Ways Law Firms Can Evolve Their Procurement Strategies Beyond Savings

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Spend Matters welcomes this guest post from Clay Fox, senior director at HBR Consulting.

New technology and regulations, increased client scrutiny into risk management protocols and interest in supplier diversity programs, along with expectations around improving law firm operations and internal controls, have all spurred recent changes in law firms’ procurement functions, making one thing clear: procurement’s value can no longer be judged by savings alone. As we navigate the early months of 2018, law firms looking to set themselves apart in the market need to think well beyond the status quo. By focusing on four key areas in 2018, procurement can prove that its value extends far beyond savings.

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