Procurement: Page 3


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    Cotton used by H&M and Zara linked to illegal deforestation: report

    A year-long Earthsight investigation found that fiber certified by ethical supply chain organization Better Cotton was grown on "stolen" and "deforested" land in Brazil.

    By Lauren Schenkman • April 19, 2024
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    Ford, GM, Honda collaborate on standardized Scope 3 emissions reporting

    A new supplier questionnaire can streamline how suppliers report on climate goals and consumption.

    By S.L. Fuller • April 18, 2024
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    Trendline

    Procurement

    Can relationships between buyers and suppliers evolve fast enough to keep up with the speed of ever-changing supply chain risks?

    By Supply Chain Dive staff
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    Oracle adds AI-powered tools to supply chain platform

    The software giant's March update included features like description generation and supplier recommendations.

    By April 12, 2024
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    3 takeaways from the FTC’s probe into grocery supply chains

    The Federal Trade Commission’s study highlighted ongoing procurement risks exposed by the pandemic.

    By April 11, 2024
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    11 years after Rana Plaza tragedy, fashion brands still failing to improve treatment of garment workers: report

    Only 1% of the 250 biggest fashion brands reveal the percentage of supply chain workers paid a living wage rate, advocacy group Fashion Revolution said.

    By Lauren Schenkman • April 11, 2024
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    Why Big Lots set up in-house merchandising teams in Asia

    Buying offices in Shanghai and Ho Chi Minh City will reduce costs and add sourcing efficiencies, an executive told Supply Chain Dive.

    By April 11, 2024
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    ‘It’s important to get going’: How fashion is navigating the many complexities of sustainability

    Understanding supply chains is key to regulatory compliance and scaling solutions, executives said at an American Apparel & Footwear Association’s event.

    By April 9, 2024
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    JLL promotes sourcing leader to the C-suite

    Michael Raphael will manage procurement activities and annual spending for the company and its clients.

    By S.L. Fuller • April 4, 2024
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    Apparel execs urge sourcing diversification amid geopolitical risks

    Executives at an American Apparel & Footwear Association event underscored the need to find alternative sourcing as U.S.-China relations continue to fray.

    By April 4, 2024
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    Big Lots opens buying offices in China, Vietnam

    The retailer said the initiative will create a stronger platform for overseas procurement and generate significant operational cost savings.

    By Nate Delesline III • April 2, 2024
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    Manufacturing is ‘highly likely in our next growth cycle’: March PMI

    The industry was buoyed by a rise in demand and production rates last month, encouraging manufacturers to invest more in capacity.

    By April 1, 2024
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    Column

    Don’t underestimate the power of mentors

    Individuals across every facet of the supply chain can add value and elevate your career.

    By April 1, 2024
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    General Mills uses AI, analytics to build a disruption-ready supply chain

    The packaged food unit has digitized its end-to-end operations to gain visibility, ramp up productivity and make faster decisions. 

    By March 29, 2024
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    Golden State Foods names first-ever chief procurement officer

    Trisha McRoberts joins the C-suite with a mission to optimize cash management and assure supply.

    By S.L. Fuller • March 28, 2024
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    Procurement platform for post-consumer recycled materials nabs $10.5M in funding

    Circular, which connects suppliers of recycled plastics to buyers, plans to expand internationally and introduce other materials to its offering.

    By Katie Pyzyk • March 28, 2024
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    Intel’s $8B in CHIPS funding should provide suppliers confidence

    The chipmaker's hundreds of U.S. suppliers should prepare for "when the taps turn on," according to one expert.

    By March 25, 2024
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    Nestlé launches pair of initiatives to decarbonize cocoa supply chain

    The global food company said its new projects aim to reduce and remove over 500,000 metric tons of carbon over a 20-year period.

    By Zoya Mirza • March 25, 2024
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    Starbucks names new chief procurement officer

    Heather Ostis will focus on improving supplier performance and building network resiliency.

    By S.L. Fuller • March 22, 2024
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    Flexing for the planet: How Walmart crushed its supplier emissions target

    The retail giant leaned on education, financing and recognition to get its supply chain on board with Project Gigaton, a sustainability executive with the company told Supply Chain Dive.

    By March 21, 2024
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    Walmart expands supply chain transparency with 3rd milk-processing facility

    The new owned-and-operated location will give the retailer control over its bottling and packaging process.

    By S.L. Fuller • March 21, 2024
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    Opinion

    4 best practices for the global supply chain of the future

    Consulting experts, prioritizing data analytics and highlighting sustainability efforts can help ensure reliable operations in the face of global disruption.

    By Polly Mitchell-Guthrie • March 20, 2024
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    Boeing to spend $4B plus to fix safety, supply chain woes: CFO

    The aerospace company is pushing to lower instances of components being completed outside a production line's typical flow.

    By Suman Bhattacharyya • March 20, 2024
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    GE Aerospace to invest $650M in global facilities, US suppliers

    The Boeing engine supplier’s spending will include new machines, equipment, building upgrades and improved safety measures.

    By Sara Samora • March 20, 2024
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    Macy’s eyes $100M in savings from streamlined supply chain

    The company's "Bold New Chapter" will feature automation, distribution center closures, and more.

    By S.L. Fuller • March 15, 2024
  • Gap Inc. gets a lift from retooled sourcing strategy

    Falling commodity costs have increased margins, while leaner inventories have helped improve operations and reduced markdowns. 

    By March 14, 2024