Buyers Meeting Point Reviews iProcure Assessment

Buyers Meeting Point reviews the Purchasing Practice iProcure Assessment with a positive thumbs up, concluding: We often talk about the need for procurement to become more strategic. But the discourse is often no more detailed than that. This assessment provides an excellent opportunity to get the conversation started, and make meaningful capability improvement a real opportunity. BMP highlighted the following attributes: A procurement skills assessment for procurement professionals and organizations

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PurchasingAssessments.com is open for business

We have worked hard to expand our products and services to respond to a clients procurement capability talent needs. The result is purchasingassessments.com, 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.

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Apple iPhone 6 screen snag leaves supply chain scrambling

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

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iProcure official launch

Purchasing Practice is pleased to announce the official launch of it’s iProcure Platform 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 needs Assess large numbers of learners in a cost-effective way Test subject matter knowledge and

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DuPont Names Shelley Stewart as Vice President of Sourcing & Logistics and Chief Procurement Officer

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:

Procurement Savings Contribute to Alcoa Surprise Profit

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 company to report a loss for the quarter. However, Alcoa’s posted a first quarter profit

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Apple’s Suppliers Pressed to Improve Workers’ Lot

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

Apple to publish monthly supply chain updates to protect brand reputation

SAN FRANCISCO — Amid recent criticism and debate over working conditions along Apple’s supply chain, CEO Tim Cook addressed those concerns immediately while speaking at the Goldman Sachs Technology and Internet Conference 2012 on Tuesday afternoon. read more

Apple Asks Labor Group to Audit Its Chinese Suppliers

Mon Feb 13, 2012 4:24pm EST Apple has asked the Fair Labor Association, a non-profit labor group, to conduct special audits of the Chinese factories where Apple’s iPads, iPods and other products are manufactured. read more

Survey: Organizational Flexibility A New Benefit of Global Outsourcing

Duke Business School Releases Results of New Corporate Client Survey Durham, NC – Companies that have moved some of their business processes offshore say they are more flexible and agile, and better able to adapt to competition in challenging economic environments. read more

Supply chain, cyber security and global expansion risks top agenda at Business Insurance's 2012 Summit

NEW YORK—Supply chain, cyber security and global expansion risks are top of mind for risk managers at large companies this year. To get cutting-edge insights into how to manage these dynamic and potentially catastrophic exposures, risk managers from the largest companies in the world will gather at the Waldorf=Astoria in New York next month for Business Insurance‘s 2012 Risk Management Summit®. read more

Boeing Boosts Supply-Chain Checks as Rising Jet Output Adds Risk

Feb. 8 (Bloomberg) — Boeing Co. is scrutinizing its supply chain’s capacity and quality more closely than ever as the planemaker enters “uncharted waters” by taking jet output to record levels, an executive said. read more

Gartner Recognizes Nine ModusLink Clients for Supply Chain Excellence in 2011

press release Feb. 8, 2012, 8:30 a.m. EST WALTHAM, Mass., Feb 08, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) — Nine out of the top ten companies recognized in “The 2011 Gartner Supply Chain Top 25: High Tech” are working with ModusLink Global Solutions(TM), Inc. MLNK -0.69% to provide value chain strategies and solutions. According to the report, “High-tech companies in ‘The Gartner Supply Chain Top 25 for 2011’ continue to focus on balanced operational and innovation excellence to enable superior corporate performance.” “From natural disasters in Japan and Taiwan to economic uncertainty throughout Europe, the past year presented supply chain professionals with a number of unforeseen challenges that had the potential to impede business growth,” said Joseph C. Lawler, president and chief executive officer for ModusLink Global Solutions. “ModusLink has helped well-known consumer

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