What key steps can you take limit the potential effects of the coronavirus on your organisation? In China on 9 February the world received news it didn’t want to hear. The number of confirmed deaths from the coronavirus has now overtaken that of the 2003 severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS), with more than 1000 casualties. … Continue reading How The Coronavirus Will Impact Your Supply Chain And What To Do About It
Travellers on Bolivia’s ‘Death Road’ are given a stark visual warning about why the mountainous gravel pass is considered one of the world’s most dangerous supply routes: hundreds of crosses line the track to commemorate the frequent fatalities. Formally known as La Cerretera de los Yungas, the vertigo-inducing path was once notorious for claiming the … Continue reading World’s Most Dangerous Supply Chains: Bolivia’s Death Road
It’s been over two years since the UK voted to leave the EU. But beyond the exit date of 29 March 2019, little is known about the details of the Brexit agreement… Negotiations between Brussels and Whitehall are rumbling on with little sign of a breakthrough. And the longer they continue the less likely it … Continue reading Three Key Steps To Getting Brexit Ready
Not many procurement conferences include a guided tour of a nuclear facility! Be sure to check out UPMG2018, the premier conference for utility purchasing managers. Go nuclear Remember the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant disaster in 2011? As part of the international review that took place after the event, the United States instituted the “SAFER” program. … Continue reading Take the Nuclear Option at UPMG2018
Gartner named Basware a Leader in the 2018 Magic Quadrant for Procure-to-Pay Suites for the third time – but it’s not as mysterious as it seems. Read on for a demystification of the Gartner Magic Quadrant evaluation process. It’s Not Magic – It’s Basware I’m not sure why it’s called the Gartner Magic Quadrant but … Continue reading Demystifying The 2018 Gartner Magic Quadrant For Procure-to-Pay Suites
Beer, bacon supplies at risk as a national shortage of food-grade carbon dioxide (CO2) threatens a whole range of everyday consumables. Why is there a CO2 shortage in the UK? Food-grade CO2 in the UK is sourced from European ammonia plants, which usually close for maintenance in the summer months when demand for fertiliser … Continue reading Life Without Beer, Bacon and Crumpets?
Brexit is complicated and it’s very, very messy. And what happens during the next couple of years will be determined by a number of political factors… At last month’s CPO roundtable Anand Menon, Director of the UK in a Changing Europe based at Kings College London, spoke to us about the long-term causes of Brexit and … Continue reading Brexit: What Happens Now?