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Procter & Gamble launch supplier sustainability scorecard

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Procter & Gamble launch supplier sustainability scorecard

Following on from Wal-Mart and IBM, Procter & Gamble (P&G) has adopted a sustainability scorecard for its supply chain. On 12th May 2010, P&G, well known for brands such as Pringles, Duracell and Gillette, announced …

Audit at Apple uncovers violations in the supply chain

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Audit at Apple uncovers violations in the supply chain

Apple carried out audits at 102 of its suppliers’ production facilities in 2009 and identified 17 serious violations. In almost 50 per cent of cases at 60 locations, employees were found to be working too …

Sony sells Slovakian LCD factory to Foxconn

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Sony sells Slovakian LCD factory to Foxconn

Sony has announced the sale of its Slovakian LCD factory to the Taiwanese company, Foxconn Electronics. The sale is expected to complete in September, giving ninety percent ownership to Foxconn. Sony hopes that selling this factory …

March 2010’s winner of the month: Heinz

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March 2010’s winner of the month: Heinz

Ketchup manufacturer, Heinz, has reported strong growth in the first quarter. This American giant saw three percent growth and profits of 14 percent. One of the most important sources of this growth: supply chain optimisation. …

March 2010’s loser of the month: Toyota

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March 2010’s loser of the month: Toyota

As Bredero once said: things change. For years, Toyota had been praised for its production, logistics and quality, and was classed as the world’s ultimate manufacturer. Then, from one minute to the next, everything changed …

‘Wirtschaftswunder’ Audi

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‘Wirtschaftswunder’ Audi

Audi has made it to the top of the automobile industry almost in stealth mode. What is its secret? Modular design. Audi has been successful in developing and building luxury cars at much lower cost …

January 2010’s loser of the month: Cisco

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January 2010’s loser of the month: Cisco

The economy and customer confidence picks up and the supplier is caught off guard. That is what happened to Cisco Systems, specialist in networking technologies. Now that the economy is improving, companies are starting to …

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Top 5 links Zara case study

The Zara case study is one of the best know cases in supply chain education related to retail supply chain planning. Topics in this case are sourcing, outsourcing, production planning and control, lead-times, information management …

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