13 November 2014
In a move that has contributed to seeing reportable contractor health and safety incidents halved, Thames Water has enlisted global supply chain risk specialist Achilles to certify the health and safety credentials of all its suppliers.
20 October 2014
The UK Government has announced that large businesses will have to include in their annual reports details of how they are tackling slavery within their supply chains. Wherever in the world they are based, global firms should take these five steps now to get ahead.
10 September 2014
Achilles is expanding its operations in Asia, appointing Steve Darcy as Regional Director, based in Hong Kong.
10 September 2014
Imagine utilities utopia. A land protected from the global economic crisis. A huge surplus of power and energy, creating un-paralleled export opportunities. Millions of euros pumped in to develop renewable energy sources and Smart Grid solutions and government support for businesses which can bring innovations to the table. It is the reality unfolding in The Nordics.
07 July 2014
From Autumn this year, Link-up – which is used by 110 buying organisations and 3,800 suppliers – will be known as RISQS – Railway Industry Supplier Qualification Scheme.
26 June 2014
Global supplier information firm Achilles has cemented its reputation as the world's leading provider of supplier pre-qualification, audit and compliance services for the utilities industry, after securing a renewal of the contract to independently manage these functions for all the main companies in the UK.
10 April 2014
Large UK manufacturers lost more than £58 million* dealing with the fall-out from supply chain disruptions in 2013; much of which could have been prevented, new research shows.
17 March 2014
UK manufacturers could be inadvertently relying upon slave and child labourers in their supply chains because they are not always auditing suppliers and relying only on trust, according to new research from Achilles – a global supply chain risk management company.
22 November 2013
Achilles, a global supply chain risk management company, announced today the appointment of three new experts to support its international automotive team.
14 November 2013
Achilles – which helps 80 utilities companies to manage supply chain risk – has renewed its sponsorship of the Chair of world-renowned public procurement expert Sue Arrowsmith – Professor of Public Procurement Law and Policy at the University of Nottingham.
16 September 2013
Achilles – one of the world’s biggest provider of supply chain management services to the oil and gas sector – has opened a new office in Dubai, and appointed a new Regional Director to manage business growth in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region.
11 September 2013
Achilles, a global business leader in supply chain risk evaluation and management, announced today the appointment of Dr. Robert Brooks as Business Development Director for the pharmaceutical and healthcare industries. Robert brings with him a wealth of experience in the pharma industry, previously working as a lead consultant for Abbott and most recently AbbVie.
02 July 2013
Achilles, the global supply chain management company, expects to save the UK rail industry more than £5.5 million per year through the launch of Link-up Engage – the advanced portal used to register and pre-qualify suppliers.
12 June 2013
Irish companies prepare to win business linked to new finds – Minister Rabbitte
11 April 2013
Leading supply chain management company Achilles has shown it adheres to the highest standards of information security, after achieving the British Standards Institution ISO 27001 certification.
11 April 2013
Balfour Beatty Rail is implementing a new supply chain management system to ensure a consistent and standardised approach to supplier qualification and evaluation, and enable companies of all sizes to have a free ‘shop window’ with its procurement team.
10 April 2013
Information portal could help reduce impact of natural disasters on car manufacturing
03 April 2013
Achilles – one of the world’s largest providers of supply chain management services – has appointed Tom Grand as Regional Director for the UK and Ireland.
03 April 2013
Achilles, one of the world’s largest providers of supply chain management services, has appointed Deborah Humphreville as Global Account Director for the oil and gas sector.
05 February 2013
Half of notices placed on OJEU contain errors that could prompt a legal challenge, a study by Achilles suggests.
15 January 2013
Achilles Link-up, the UK rail industry’s supplier registration and qualification scheme, is moving to a new generation platform which will result in lower prices for more than 80 per cent of suppliers on the community. The new system will also make it possible for buyers and suppliers to open up their ‘shop window’ to other countries – and not just the UK.
22 November 2012
Achilles, a global business leader in supply chain management, has announced that the UK utilities community, UVDB, has moved to a new platform for supplier pre-qualification.
24 July 2012
Following a series of highly positive meetings, the Considerate Constructors Scheme (CCS) and Achilles BuildingConfidence have entered into a collaborative partnership that aims to provide a best practice approach to accreditation and site behaviour to benefit clients, main contractors and subcontractors, as well as the image of the industry as a whole.