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Why does sustainable sourcing take so long to become a reality?

Why does sustainable sourcing take so long to become a reality?

Global FMCG giant Mars has announced that it is working…

Create a world-class procurement team to minimise cost and risk

Create a world-class procurement team to minimise cost and risk

All buyers strive to have a world-class supply chain and…

Achilles launches supplier training courses

Achilles launches supplier training courses

More than 80 per cent of the suppliers that belong…

How to ensure suppliers won’t be a health and safety risk

How to ensure suppliers won’t be a health and safety risk

Employees make or break a company and you can’t operate…

Achilles’ 3 tips on how to be a good buyer

Achilles’ 3 tips on how to be a good buyer

To operate smart, organisations need to be good at procurement.…

Five areas of supply chain risk

Five areas of supply chain risk

Weather, politics, economics, compliance and reputation are five key areas…

What does a responsible buyer look like?

What does a responsible buyer look like?

The term responsible is defined as having an obligation to…

Achilles Experiences: Jasmine project recognises supplier excellence.

Achilles Experiences: Jasmine project recognises supplier excellence.

To encourage and recognise supplier excellence, Jasmine’s project team is…

Risk management and SMEs

Risk management and SMEs

Small to Medium businesses are becoming increasingly aware of the…

What you need to know about supply chain ethics

What you need to know about supply chain ethics

Supply chain ethics are integral and businesses need to understand…

Why transparency is a key step in fighting slavery

Why transparency is a key step in fighting slavery

To tackle slavery, businesses need full visibility of their supply…

The role of customers in the supply chain

The role of customers in the supply chain

Customers play an important role in the creation of supply…