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PPN 03/24:  Making The Common Assessment Standard the New Industry Benchmark

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PPN 03/24:  Making The Common Assessment Standard the New Industry Benchmark

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Supply Chain Compliance: CUSMA

Supply Chain Compliance: CUSMA

Nowadays, trade agreements shape not only international commerce, but development and progress in certain industries. The United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (TMEC), successor to NAFTA, represents a landmark trade deal aimed at fostering economic integration among the North American partners. Among its various provisions, TMEC introduces new standards for supply chain management, posing challenges and opportunities for companies operating within its framework.

Germany Takes First Steps in Implementing CSRD: What You Need to Know

Germany Takes First Steps in Implementing CSRD: What You Need to Know

As one of the first adopters of European supply chain…

PPN 03/24:  Making The Common Assessment Standard the New Industry Benchmark

PPN 03/24:  Making The Common Assessment Standard the New Industry Benchmark

The construction sector is witnessing a notable shift in procurement practices for all contracting authorities. This is particularly noticeable as this article on PPN 03/24 follows closely on the coattails of our previous article surrounding PPN 03/23.  

Supply Chain Risk Hotspots to look out for in the Construction Industry for 2024 and beyond.

Supply Chain Risk Hotspots to look out for in the Construction Industry for 2024 and beyond.

This article looks at pressing concerns poised to shape construction supply chains over the coming months. 

Utilities Dynamic Market and Dynamic Market Notice : Everything You Need to Know

Utilities Dynamic Market and Dynamic Market Notice : Everything You Need to Know

The Procurement Act 2023 (expected to go-live in Oct 2024)…

An Introduction to EU Forced Labour Regulation  

An Introduction to EU Forced Labour Regulation  

On the 13 March 2024, the European Union agreed to adopt legislation…

The Importance of Supply Chain Cyber Security in the Energy Sector and Opportunities to Use AI to Help Manage the Risk

The Importance of Supply Chain Cyber Security in the Energy Sector and Opportunities to Use AI to Help Manage the Risk

This blog aims to dissect the critical importance of supply chain cyber security within the energy sector and outline the promising avenues offered by cyber threat intelligence and artificial intelligence (AI) in managing this high impact risk effectively.

An update on the CSDDD – what it now means for businesses and what is likely to happen next 

An update on the CSDDD – what it now means for businesses and what is likely to happen next 

You could be forgiven for losing track of where things…

Greenstalling: how to avoid the latest net-zero business barrier

Greenstalling: how to avoid the latest net-zero business barrier

You may have heard of greenwashing – but are you…

The 5 qualities of a perfect supplier

The 5 qualities of a perfect supplier

What does the perfect supplier look like in the eyes…

Navigating the PPN 03/23 alongside the Common Assessment Standard:  Efficient, Compliant Procurement

Navigating the PPN 03/23 alongside the Common Assessment Standard:  Efficient, Compliant Procurement

PPN 03/23 revises procurement to streamline and standardise selection of suppliers. It aims to provide clarity to the pre-qualification process

Complexity in Natural Resources: The Benefits of a Unified Approach to Supplier Risk Management

Complexity in Natural Resources: The Benefits of a Unified Approach to Supplier Risk Management

Natural resources come from diverse and remote locations. Extracting, processing, and transporting them involves complex supply chains and many stakeholders.