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How cloud software can boost supply chain visibility

Posted by Ian Hepworth

13-Nov-2015 10:00:00

As supplyHow cloud software can boost supply chain visibility chains reach new levels of complexity, it also becomes more difficult to maintain supply chain visibility throughout multiple tiers of suppliers. Changes in buyer behaviours and the rise of fast fashion has placed a strain on retailers and their sourcing practices. In order to meet these new demands, retailers often use multiple suppliers and manufacturers across the globe to keep operations running. 

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Topics: supply chain transparency

Modern slavery poses a supply chain risk to most UK companies

Posted by Peter Needle

09-Nov-2015 12:16:02

Modern slavery poses a supply chain risk to most UK companiesLast month, the Modern Slavery Act came into effect across the UK, signifying a huge step forward in abolishing slavery throughout Britain and beyond.

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Topics: modern day slavery

Supply chain visibility solutions may meet top procurement objectives

Posted by Ian Hepworth

06-Nov-2015 11:36:27

2015 Supply chain visibility solutions may meet top procurement objectivesmay be “a watershed year for strategic procurement transformation”, according to recent research by software provider Zycus. Supplier management solutions emerged as a key point of interest, as companies pursue supply chain visibility

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Topics: supply chain solutions, supply chain transparency

Cottoning on to modern slavery in the retail supply chain

Posted by Peter Needle

22-Oct-2015 10:00:00

Following The Rana Plaza Disaster,Cottoning on to modern slavery in the retail supply chain many fashion consumers are concerned about working conditions in the Bangladesh garment industry. However, few are aware of the conditions of modern slavery prevalent across the cotton industry in Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan. 

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Topics: modern day slavery

Modern slavery concerns put supply chain compliance in the spotlight

Posted by Peter Needle

20-Oct-2015 10:00:00

CompaniesModern slavery concerns put supply chain compliance in the spotlight need to take control of global supply chain compliance, especially in light of recent legislation such as the Modern Slavery act. However, how hard is it to enforce compliance measures across a diverse supplier base? 

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Topics: supply chain compliance

Why UK manufacturers should embrace the Modern Slavery Act

Posted by Peter Needle

15-Oct-2015 16:12:00

The Modern Slavery Act isWhy UK manufacturers should embrace the Modern Slavery Act set to transform supply chain transparency across the UK and beyond. Large companies will soon be legally required to release an annual report, detailing measures taken to uncover and address modern slavery in their supply chain. We believe that this legislation should be embraced rather than endured in order for companies to really benefit. 

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Topics: modern day slavery

How to collect enough data to improve supply chain visibility

Posted by Peter Needle

28-Sep-2015 10:00:00

Complex How to collect enough data to improve supply chain visibilitysourcing patterns often mean that a single supplier can affect a whole range of companies. This is particularly true in the case of the garment industry, as complex production lines can create various supply chain visibility challenges.

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Topics: supply chain transparency

Supply chain risks and modern slavery to be tackled worldwide

Posted by Peter Needle

21-Sep-2015 10:00:00

The Modern Supply chain risks and modern slavery to be tackled worldwideSlavery Act is due to affect large UK companies from October, but it looks as if this may just be the start of a much larger global trend. The US is now looking to implement a similar law, meaning that companies are quickly running out of ways to hide secondary supply chain risks.

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Topics: modern day slavery

Is supply chain visibility possible in complex global sourcing?

Posted by Peter Needle

17-Sep-2015 10:00:00

For Is supply chain visibility possible in complex global sourcing?many retail brands, it’s impossible to tell exactly where their products have come from. Most will know who their primary supplier is, and are likely to have audited this factory and imposed ethical and quality standards, However, it can be very difficult to achieve secondary supply chain visibility - and the further down in the tiers you get, the harder it becomes.

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Topics: ethical sourcing, supply chain transparency

Can factory audits ensure brand protection?

Posted by Peter Needle

15-Sep-2015 10:00:00

Garment Can factory audits ensure brand protection?supply chains are often long and complex, making it difficult to see if they are any unethical suppliers hiding within. What’s more, the further down the supply chain you look, the more suppliers and subcontractors are involved. Retailers need a brand protection strategy that will find and address any unethical suppliers before they cause a real headache.

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Topics: supply chain transparency