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Monday, September 1, 2014

We have worked hard to expand our products and services to respond to a clients procurement capability talent needs. The result is, the home of our great new products iProcure and iProcure Analytics. Together they provide our clients with unprecedented visibility into their personal and enterprise procurement talent capabilities.

Apple iPhone 6 screen snag leaves supply chain scrambling
Friday, August 22, 2014

Suppliers to Apple Inc (AAPL.O) are scrambling to get enough screens ready for the new iPhone 6 smartphone as the need to redesign a key component disrupted panel production ahead of next month’s expected launch, supply chain

iProcure official launch
Friday, August 8, 2014

Purchasing Practice is pleased to announce the official launch of it’s iProcure portal designed provide a detailed analysis of your procurement teams development opportunities. From who to hire, to whom to promote, to where to develop, iProcure provides critical data to make effective, informed talent decisions Standard assessments or a customized profile tailored to your […]

DuPont Names Shelley Stewart as Vice President of Sourcing & Logistics and Chief Procurement Officer
Monday, June 4, 2012

WILMINGTON, Del., June 4, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — DuPont has named Shelley Stewart, Jr. as Vice President of Sourcing & Logistics and Chief Procurement Officer, effective July 9. Read more:

Unilever Supply Chain Breaks into World Top 10
Tuesday, May 22, 2012

LONDON & ROTTERDAM, Netherlands, May 22, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) — Unilever achieved 10th place in the 2012 Gartner Supply Chain Top 25, announced today. The result is Unilever’s best-ever performance in the index and an improvement of five places compared with 2011. read more

L’Oreal Boosts Plant-Based Material Sourcing to 55%
Tuesday, May 1, 2012

At the end of April, the $26.8 billion cosmetic giant L’Oreal released its sustainable development report, sharing its progress in sustainable innovation, its commitment to its stakeholders, philanthropy, responsible beauty and more. read more

Shock blow to carmarkers supply chain
Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Automakers are scrambling to avert a shock to their global supply chain caused by a shortage of a critical resin used in car parts. An explosion on March 31 in Marl, Germany at Evonik Industries, the German chemical maker, killed two people and took out one of the industry’s biggest producers of cyclododecatriene, or CDT. […]

Procurement Savings Contribute to Alcoa Surprise Profit
Wednesday, April 11, 2012

4/10/2012 5:45 PM ET (RTTNews) – Aluminum producer Alcoa, Inc. (AA: News ) said Tuesday after the markets closed that its first quarter profit fell 69% from last year, as higher costs and expenses more than offset a small increase in revenue. However, the company’s quarterly earnings surprised Wall Street analysts who were expecting the […]

Rio Tinto Alcan Having Trouble Sourcing Metals
Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Jonathan Ive on Apr 3rd, 2012 Rio Tinto Alcan (NYSE: RIO), aluminum producer is currently struggling to source metal in order to supply customers during the short-term squeeze in the Asian market. The company is fully covered as far as long-term contracts go although has no additional metal on offer to expand the market. The […]

Apple’s Suppliers Pressed to Improve Workers’ Lot
Monday, April 2, 2012

A day after Timothy D. Cook, Apple’s chief executive, toured a Chinese factory where the company’s products are made, an audit commissioned by Apple criticized the long hours and dangerous working conditions at plants run by Foxconn, the operator of the factory Mr. Cook visited last week. read more