Encouraging supplier innovation

Milan Panchmatia Blog, SRM 0 Comments

In a world dominated by increasingly tight margins and cost pressure, companies are struggling to deliver savings via some of the more traditional methods. Whereas in the past businesses could demand that their suppliers cut costs by a certain percentage on a yearly basis, in many mature sectors this is no longer a sustainable option. In this context, a number …

Energy efficiency and supply chain savings

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Back in January when we brought you our “Predictions for 2013“, we suggested that one key trend would be aligning “green initiatives” with cutting costs. Since then a number of environmentally conscious supply chain projects have been launched and have met with considerable success. Green Incentives Marks & Spencer’s, one of the UK’s leading retailers, was recently presented with a …