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Microsoft will, starting in 2013, require suppliers to provide annual sustainability reports on their adherence to the requirements listed in the existing Microsoft Vendor Code of Conduct in an effort to tackle sustainability and standards of ethics in its supply chain.
New express station aims to improve company's Asia trade through Shanghai
Is Sprint finally picking up speed?
US manufacturers have reported a shortage in key commodities during August, including electronic components; hydraulic components such as motors and pumps; and the mineral titanium dioxide.
These and other vexing questions are poised by a new Hackett Group study assessing whether Inflation is driving manufacturing out of China, India, and other low-cost countries
Vehicle and heavy equipment carloadings rose 5.3 percent last week
Damco remains cautiously optimistic about its prospects for the remainder of 2011.
Healthcare executives in the US, Europe and Asia are focused on investing in their supply chains to increase competitiveness, despite a plethora of risks, a new survey has revealed.
The Kaiser Family Foundation has come out with a new analysis that shows just how much the cost of health insurance for individuals varies from state to state.
South America is the next retail frontier as Brazil, Uruguay and Chile top China and India for new expansion opportunities.
Why and how is the CPO role changing? What benefits has this brought and what do practitioners predict the position will look like in the next five years?
CSX Transportation began operating the big new intermodal terminal it built at North Baltimore, Ohio, near Toledo, which will be the western anchor of its National Gateway doublestack corridor. The company will use the terminal to route box traffic from East Coast ports such as Baltimore, Md., into Midwest destinations of Chicago, St. Louis or other cities.
Forecasters expect a better holiday season for U.S. retailers, but say the price will be more discounts to get consumers shopping.
With sweeping new legislation on the horizon, companies (and their banks) try to gauge the impact.
The New Meadowlands Stadium, home of the New York Giants and Jets, is one of the most expensive stadiums ever built. At a cost of $1.6 billion in private funds, it's state of the art--and that means more than comfy seats and realistic looking pretzel cheese. Gearing up for its inaugural NFL season later this month, the stadium will feature a first-of-its-kind "Command Center," which will help executives and merchandisers track customers in real-time. It's also a stats junkie's dream.
The Institute of Supply Management reported that manufacturing activity in August was up slightly compared to July. The index the ISM uses to measure the manufacturing sector, or PMI, was 56.3 percent in August, which is up from 55.5 percent in July.
Recent research has revealed that the ongoing deregulation of the US electricity industry can help procurement make substantial savings.
UnitedHealth Group, one of the nation's and the Bay Area's largest health plans, said Wednesday it will loan $10 million to help small rural hospitals in California improve their IT systems and adopt electronic health records. It will also provide $1 million in grants to get the process started.
Autodesk CFO Mark Hawkins counts himself very fortunate to have worked for two companies with robust and carefully structured training and development programs.
Our annual midlevel survey examined 12 areas that contribute to job satisfaction. This year, associates' satisfaction has dropped to the lowest level in six years.
The modern economy creates and spreads unprecedented prosperity by drawing on the resourcefulness and enterprise of the many, not by blindly following the dictates of a few.
A few years ago, a procurement executive at a large UK plc appointed a purchasing director to the company's south-east Asian office. A week later, the appointee called the executive and said he had just visited some suppliers and they had asked if he wanted the same terms as his predecessor. The executive said he was happy with those terms, but the purchasing director had to correct him. "No," he said. "They mean am I still happy with a 5 per cent cut of any orders."
Medicare Part D beneficiaries shoulder significantly more of the cost of second- and third-tier medications than Medicare beneficiaries with employer–based coverage, according to a new study in Research in Social and Administrative Pharmacy.