Businesses across the globe 'complacent' on supplier risks

Almost a third (29%) of businesses across the globe have admitted they are not confident that they are adequately managing the risks associated with their suppliers – with many lacking basic safeguards to maintain standards in the supply chain.

Lack of collaboration holding back construction industry

UK construction companies are wasting about £32 million every year because they are tackling supplier pre-qualification and audits ‘in silos’ – but they are still nervous about working collaboratively on the task, new research shows.

Achilles appoints Don Robert as Chairman

Don Robert has been appointed Chairman of Achilles – a leader in managing communities of trading partners across the world to reduce supply chain risk.

Achilles appoints new Chief Information Officer

Achilles – a global provider of supplier pre-qualification and risk management services – is further investing in its Software as a Service capability with the appointment of Steve Lane as Chief Information Officer.

Global Utilities Companies too trusting of suppliers

Global utilities companies are being warned to tackle risks associated with their suppliers, after many admitted awarding contracts to main contractors without having critical information about how they do business.

Clampdown on slavery is going global - five tips to get ahead

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.

Nordics: the land of opportunity for utilities

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.

Utilities industry extends 20-year relationship with Achilles

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.

Ethics ‘Gremlins’ Hiding In Manufacturers’ Supply Chains

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.

Achilles renews partnership with Professor Sue Arrowsmith

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.

Pharma industry expert spearheads Achilles' business growth

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.

Achilles awarded top security accreditation

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.

Balfour Beatty Rail launches online supply chain management system

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.

A collaborative partnership with Considerate Constructors Scheme

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.