Friday 10 May 2013

Three Headlines from Last Week that You May Have Missed

Authored by Richard Hogg

Another busy week of supply chain and economic headlines! Below are three stories that had our office talking.

Clothing retailers scramble to revise Bangladesh sourcing strategies

Businesses are starting to react to the tragedy in Bangladesh as questions about ethical standards continue to come from the media and industry analysts. Some global brands, such as Disney, have already stopped production at factories located in that region.

Spend Matters’ coverage of the U.S. Institute of Supply Management (ISM) Conference

The ISM conference is a longstanding tradition for our American colleagues (this year marks the 98th gathering), and the US Spend Matters team has compiled highlights from the conference that are definitely worth reading. The various sessions typically showcase new approaches and methods for dealing with the global challenges that we all are facing.

UK service activity grows at highest rate for eight months

Positive economic news is always refreshing! April marks the fourth month of growth for the UK services sector, a definite strong start to 2013. An increase in new business is spurring private sector hiring as companies race to fulfill new contracts.

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