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In Case You Missed It … Procurement and Supply Market Roundup

We can't comment on every press release that hits our desks, but here are a few market news stories this week that we thought we […]

Sourcing Raw Materials? New Platform Bomfire Goes Live!

At the recent eWorld event, one of the more unusual presentations came from William Bridgman, MD of Warren Services, based in Thetford, Norfolk. Unusual, because […]

UTC and GE Realise That Suppliers Are Important – Hold the Front Page!

The Strategic Sourceror website reported on a Wall Street Journal article that appears to come to the revolutionary conclusion that supply chains and suppliers are […]

Reshoring – Is It Really Happening and What Are the Benefits?

In this post from Milan Panchmatia, Director at 4C Associates, Milan considers the benefits of ‘reshoring’ and takes a look at some UK-based businesses which have successfully […]

New Spend Matters Paper – the future of sourcing in the manufacturing sector

There's a new research paper available from the Spend Matters family that will be of interest to anyone involved in the manufacturing sector. There's more […]

Re-Shoring benefits US manufacturers more than European – Why?

There was a "surprise increase" last week in the US Purchasing Managers Index, while the Euro zone data moved further into negative territory.  One of the possible reasons for this was […]

New York Times on the Apple supply chain – fascinating and very scary

So the UK GDP figures were as bad as expected, maybe worse. A deal between Greece and its debtors  is still under debate, while the […]

Could the UK (and Europe) be a manufacturing force again?

11am  - Addendum - it looks like this post was perfectly timed but was purely accidental - we didn't realise the CIPS MARKIT index data […]

Germany triumphs over the US – Mercedes and BMW star in auto industry supplier survey

Over at Spend Matters US, there's an interview with Dr. John Henke, President and CEO of Planning Perspectives, "the world's leading authority on buyer-supplier relations". […]

China restricts exports of rare earth metals

Reports today that China "will slash exports of rare earth metals by about 35 per cent for the first six months of 2011".  As the […]

What’s the Value in Sustainable Procurement? Insead, Ecovadis and PWC chip in .. (part 3)

A recent Ecovadis, Insead and PWC study that we’ve been examining of late (click here and here for our first two posts on the subjects) […]