Honda to resume sourcing of parts from Thailand

Honda Siel Cars India (HSCI), a joint venture between Honda Motor Company and Siel India, is all set to resume sourcing of electronic components for its Brio, Jazz and City models manufactured in India from its parent’s Thailand facilities. The imports from Thailand were disrupted after production at Honda Automobile (Thailand) Company and other suppliers was suspended due to flooding of the plant since early October this year. read more

IBM opens procurement centre in Ghana to serve 17 countries

IBM, one of the world’s largest technology companies, has announced the opening of a new procurement centre in Ghana to support IBM’s rapid business growth in the region and lay the foundation for additional industry growth initiatives throughout the continent. read more

Hasbro to cut PVC from packaging

Hasbro Inc. has announced that it will eliminate polyvinyl chloride (PVC) from all new core toy and game packaging beginning in 2013. Hasbro has already begun to phase out PVC from some packaging, and has committed to completely eliminating PVC in packaging for new product beginning in 2013. read more

Purchasing Practice Doubles Linkedin Membership in 2011

The Purchasing Practice Linkedin group membership has doubled during 2011, celebrating its 6,000 member. This markes anouther great year for both Purchasing Practice and its Linkedin group. The groups aim is to help CPO’s persuade their organization to fully embrace the considerable opportunities that exist for increased added value and improved corporate performance through effective management of procurement, sourcing and the supply chain. join here

Resurgence of prizes to stimulate innovation

Well-designed prizes leverage the principles of competition to motivate a field of solvers to attack a particular challenge. All kinds of organizations can use prizes to engage user communities, enhance their R&D portfolios, and jump-start innovation. read more

Nike segments suppliers to identify 'innovation partners'

Nike, the sports apparel company, has revealed how segmenting its supplier base has helped it to identify and develop strategic vendor partnerships that help the business achieve its goals. read more

VW expanding Indian vendor base

By Satnam Singh | PLASTICS NEWS CORRESPONDENT Posted November 28, 2011 MUMBAI, INDIA (Nov. 28, 1 p.m. ET) — Volkswagen AG is fast emerging as a major global OEM that sources plastic components in India. read more

Santa's Supply Chain: Best in the World?

Gartner likes to publish the Top 25 Supply Chains every year. Unfortunately, there’s one supply chain the esteemed analyst firm continues to overlook. And it just so happens to be the greatest supply chain success story of all time. I’m talking about The Santa Claus Supply Chain. Don’t believe me? read more

Suzlon to save 200 mn euro by sourcing more from India & China:

25 Nov, 2011, 08.34PM IST, PTI MUMBAI: With its German subsidiary RE power coming fully under its control, world’s fifth largest wind turbine maker Suzlon expects to shave off 200 million euros from its overall cost-structure next fiscal, which primarily involves sourcing more components from India and China. read more

iPad 3 launch to benefit Taiwan's Apple supply chain

By Benson Wei Taiwan News 2011-11-24 11:57 AM Taiwanese OEM and ODM makers in the Apple Inc.’s tablet supply chain will benefit from the forthcoming launch of the U.S. Internet giant’s iPad 3 with super-high-definition (DF) display, a local business daily reported Wednesday. The first shipment of iPad 3 to be formally launched next March will reach 3 million units, far more than originally expected, the Economic Daily News said.

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2011 Disasters forcing Toyota Sourcing Strategy Rethink

Toyota Motor Corp., (TM-N60.72-1.22-1.97%) battered in the past eight months by natural disasters and the shock of the soaring yen, is rethinking some of the strategies it employed to become one of the world’s leading auto makers. read more

Tesco Cars sourcing 2,000 cars a week

Tesco Cars is sourcing around 2,000 vehicles a week and advertising them at prices 9 per cent lower than similar models on franchised dealer websites, according to research into the first six months of trading of the supermarket giant’s online car business. read more

MedStar Health, Novant and Sentara create purchasing giant

MedStar Health is joining forces with two other major health care systems to create a purchasing giant, continuing its efforts to consolidate expenses by reaching outside of its corporate walls for more buying clout. Columbia, Md.-based MedStar, which owns the District’s two largest hospitals, has agreed with Novant Health of Winson-Salem, N.C., and Sentara Healthcare of Norfolk, Va., to create a new jointly held entity — MNS Supply Chain Network LLC. read more