Afternoon Coffee: Unilever releases laundry detergent made from carbon emissions; Apple supplier Quanta Computer is hacked; New jobless claims again fall to a record low for Covid era

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In today’s headlines, Unilever released a new laundry detergent that is made from recycled carbon emissions on World Earth Day. In other news, Apple supplier Quanta Computers was hacked by a group named REvil that released product blueprints and are holding some for ransom. Also, the US Labor Department reported that the number of first-time unemployment benefit applications reached a new pandemic-era low. Afternoon Coffee brings you the latest in procurement and supply chain news.

Digitally upgrading procurement: How to build a business case for the transformation

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Spend Matters welcomes this guest post from Joël Collin-Demers, Consulting Principal at Pure Procurement.

There are a multitude of good reasons to modernize and digitize your company’s procurement function. However, the most important factor to ensure success is that your reasons resonate with the rest of your organization. Otherwise, you may very well find yourself in the company of a majority of organizations who have implemented modern procurement technologies but are not satisfied with the results.

Enter the business case.

Business Intelligence to Transform Procurement