Afternoon Coffee: OB10 Partners with Infosys, Amazon Beats Apple, Factory Deaths in Bangladesh

Finance and Accounting Business Process Management Leader Integrates Invoice Automation into its Services
Infosys BPO and OB10 Announce Strategic Partnership -- OB10, the e-Invoicing network, today announced a strategic partnership with Infosys BPO, the business process outsourcing subsidiary of Infosys Limited. This partnering of two best-of-breed companies will offer enhanced capabilities to the Finance and Accounting (F&A) business process management and process automation spaces.

"In a poll of 1,136 executives, 58% said they admired Amazon most overall for the way it operates its supply chain."
Amazon Beats Apple in Battle for Supply Chain Leadership -- Global poll of over 1,000 executives reveals that the e-commerce giant is more admired than its Californian rival on all major supply chain attributes except innovation. Amazon is more widely admired than Apple for supply chain excellence, according to research published today by SCM World, the leading global community of supply chain practitioners.

"In some cases, companies are unsure which factories are producing the clothing that ends up in their stores..."
Factory deaths highlight flaws in global supply chain -- As Bangladesh mourns the death of more than 100 workers killed in a factory fire over the weekend, attention is turning to the labels found among the charred debris and what role they could have played in preventing the worst industrial disaster in the country's history. The factory, owned by Tazreen Fashions, produced clothing for U.S. supermarket giant Wal-Mart, European clothing retailer C&A and produced garments for several other companies, including Hong Kong sourcing firm Li & Fung.

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How Your Laundry Detergent Could Shrink Your Energy Bill -- Laundry is not high on the list of environmental concerns for most people. It seems like a minor issue compared with tailpipe emissions or pesticide exposure. Nonetheless, environmental performance–or, more specifically, energy efficiency–is top of mind for manufacturers in the laundry business.

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