Consider Business Culture When Selecting Suppliers

- April 22, 2014 2:34 PM | Categories: Guest Post, Supplier Management, supplier networks

How do you source culture? I am of course referring to culture as an achievement or an advancement of human civilization, and not bacteria growing in a petri dish. Culture is what defines groups of people for what they have been and what they are now. Cultures have been the reason civilizations either thrived or rotted away. The same goes for companies. Whole teams are dedicated within the HR functions of companies to develop, nurture, and sustain a culture that is unique to the company. And all for very good reasons.

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Nike Divided Over Bangladesh, Sweden May Boost Defense Spending, Food Poisoning at Food Safety Summit

- April 22, 2014 12:38 PM | Categories: Afternoon Coffee

The Wall Street Journal gives an inside look at the divide among Nike executives over manufacturing in Bangladesh and balancing cost and worker safety. And Sweden's government promises to increase defense spending significantly over the next decade, citing the Ukraine crisis as a reason to build up the military. Afternoon Coffee brings you the latest news in supply chain and spending.

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