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CoR Laws Reduce Risk for your Organization

New Chain of Responsibility laws are coming in mid 2018. Is your business ready? Are you ready? These reforms are a significant step forward in recognising that everyone in the supply chain has a role to play in ensuring heavy vehicle safety.

Shipping- A Compliance Concern

Closely managing a supply chain is essential for business - corporations need to be assured that their suppliers are involved in risk mitigation to avoid fines and a bad reputation.

Creating Confidence with Supply Chain Management

All business-supplier partnerships present risk. However, the level of that risk varies based on the services or goods being supplied. Some contractors and suppliers may be critical to your operations, while others play a smaller role and present less of …

Creating Value in the Supply Chain

Managing compliance of contracting companies, as well as individual subcontractors, can be a time consuming and frustrating process. It requires the collection, verification, and tracking of numerous company details, insurance cover, registration, and abi…

Challenges that Could Break your Supply Chain

You don’t have to be an expert to see the changes over the last decade in supply chain management. Changes that include cheaper manufacturing bases in Asia creating global supply chains to the advent of new technology such as cloud based systems and RFID’…

Technology Is a Necessary Part of Prequalifying Suppliers and Contractors

When you bring in an outside company to work on any job for your organization, you run certain risks, particularly if that company isn’t prequalified to be safe, reliable and socially responsible. Risks include simple things like delays on the project to …

Getting your Suppliers to Buy-In to the Prequalification Process

Your brand is what defines your business, and it should be protected at all costs. A negative experience with a brand can be hugely detrimental as customers determine that their trust should be placed elsewhere.

The Danger of Not Understanding Internal Stakeholder Needs

Regardless of the size of your business, mitigating and controlling risk is an essential part of staying successful. Whether you run a small mom and pop restaurant or a Fortune 500 company, there are inherent risks in owning and running a business.

Company Policies: Are They in Place?

Policies serve a bigger purpose in the overall goals of the organization than what employees initially realize. For example, they serve as a guide to achieve a predetermined action or outcome; they serve as a roadmap for decision making and they help cont…

Gaps in Supply Chain Management

Effective supply chain management promises to transform an organization’s economic future. However, one of the principal barriers to the realization of these benefits are gaps in…

Why We Love Corporate Social Responsibility in Supplier Management

Corporate social responsibility (CSR) is defined in the online business dictionary as “a company’s sense of responsibility towards the community and environment in which it operates” but can be more simply defined as “people, planet, and profit”.

2015 Supplier Qualification: 10 ways to ensure success

While the demand for supplier qualification increases there are still several fundamental reasons why internally manage programs fail. You can improve your 2015 contractor management program and ensure success by addressing the following.

Wal-Mart refused to help factory comply with safety regulations

Wal-Mart and several other large corporations are facing public scrutiny for contracting a factory in Bangladesh that did not employ sufficient safety procedures.

Supply chain risk a threat to businesses

Supply chain management is key in order for a company to run smoothly and provide customers with the products they are seeking.

Survey shows consumers concerned about sustainability

A new study by BBMG, GlobeScan and Sustainability revealed that consumers and businesses are more concerned than ever with the sustainability of the products they are purchasing.

Supply chain risk mitigation requires thorough prequalification

Most companies work hard to reduce risk from their supply chains, as problems can slow down production, cause logistical headaches, and potentially hurt profits.

Supply chain risk mitigation requires thorough prequalification

Most companies work hard to reduce risk from their supply chains, as problems can slow down production, cause logistical headaches, and potentially hurt profits.

Contractors need to meet sustainability guidelines

More and more companies are voluntarily implementing green initiatives to reduce costs and preserve the environment — and simultaneously they are expecting their suppliers and service contractors to do the same.

Shipping can be a compliance concern

Closely managing a supply chain is essential for business - corporations need to be assured that their suppliers are involved in risk mitigation to avoid fines and a bad reputation.

Greater regulations put emphasis on pharmaceutical contractor management

The number of regulations on the pharmaceutical and healthcare industries has grown significantly in recent years, making compliance program updates and contractor management essential.

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