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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



Hilton Worldwide Named “Top 25 Companies for Supplier Diversity”
Thursday, March 29, 2012

MCLEAN, Va., Mar 29, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) — Hilton Worldwide today announced its inclusion by HispanicBusiness Magazine as one of the “Top 25 Companies for Supplier Diversity”. read more



Purchasing Practice Announces Strategic Partnership with Procurement-Academy
Monday, March 19, 2012

Partners launch ground-breaking e-learning Academy – to deliver up to 4 times faster learning and classroom effectiveness at lower cost VANCOUVER, March 19, 2012 – Purchasing Practice, a procurement advisory firm focused on helping organizations build capability in procurement, today announced a strategic partnership with Procurement-Academy, to help finance, procurement and sourcing organizations at mid […]



Peugeot & GM Alliance to pool $125 billion a year of purchases
Wednesday, February 29, 2012

The alliance between PSA Peugeot Citroën , Europe’s second largest auto maker by revenue, and General Motors Co. will result in collaboration in purchasing and design. read more