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  • IoT innovations expected to advance supply chains
    Supply chain management is expected to find itself in the middle of an innovation period thanks to developments from Internet of Things (IoT) technology platforms, which allow for greater connectivity between systems and additional data with which to make decisions.
  • The UK has confirmed that it is looking at rejoining the 46-strong group of nations in the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA), but is facing disruption from the US, which is considering blocking its return.
  • A leading figure in eProcurement solutions has said there will be challenges ahead for the procurement sector to ensure that they can maintain supplies as usual following a long, hot summer that led to increased consumption and droughts.
  • Blockchain is set to bring further investment to supply chains surrounding food production and agriculture, as the next few years are set to bring an additional $430m to the sector.
  • Eximchain is a platform that is set to link up supply chain management around the world with blockchain technologies, as one of the newest digital inputs to supply chains begins to take further hold.
  • Supermarket giant Walmart has won praise from analysts following a foray into blockchain technology in a bid to cut out bad practices and improve efficiency in its supply chain.
  • Bosses in many British companies are already looking to arrange for various pessimistic scenarios around Brexit, as the government still looks no closer to securing any trade deal with the EU before March 2019.
  • Business software vendor Infor has announced that it will be launching an AI software product that should begin to optimise supply chains worldwide.
  • Increased oil and gas exploration across Africa is set to boost those working in the sector in Aberdeen and beyond as the North Sea production platforms take advantage of what has been termed “vast opportunities” on offer.
  • CEO of 3T Logistics, Steve Twydell, recently revealed that the “British industry will have to be more flexible to remain competitive”. This was in response to Brexit, which is set to finalise at the end of March 2019.
  • Mars has announced that it is investing up to $1bn to improve the sustainability and ethics of its cocoa supply chain. Mars, which has a popular range of chocolate products around the world, aims to achieve significant inroads within the next ten years.
  • Microsoft has confirmed its first intake batch for its ScaleUp programme, which includes rising procurement start-up VendorPanel, which has already raised $2.35bn in investment.
  • A number of palm oil manufacturers, growers and organisations, as well as leaders in technological fields, have gathered together in a new alliance to implement blockchain solutions to improve the global supply chain.
  • The Procurement Heads Big Interview Series launched in 2017, and features Procurement Professionals throughout London and the Home Counties. It’s an opportunity to shed some light on the specialist world of Procurement and those who work within it. To be featured in Procurement Head’s next Big In...
  • 4C Associates and Scanmarket have announced a partnership to provide leading businesses with in-depth procurement expertise, alongside cutting edge eSourcing solutions. 
  • MERJE are excited to announce the appointment of Stephen Fletcher to manage a new division focused on the recruitment of Procurement professionals.
  • Supply Chain Online has partnered with Google's new job search tool - Google for Jobs.
  • The Procurement Heads Big Interview Series launched in 2017, and features Procurement Professionals throughout London and the Home Counties. It’s an opportunity to shed some light on the specialist world of Procurement and those who work within it. To be featured in Procurement Head’s next Big In...
  • The Procurement Heads Big Interview Series launched in 2017, and features Procurement Professionals throughout London and the Home Counties. It’s an opportunity to shed some light on the specialist world of Procurement and those who work within it. To be featured in Procurement Head’s next Big In...
  • The Procurement Heads Big Interview Series launched in 2017, and features Procurement Professionals throughout London and the Home Counties. It’s an opportunity to shed some light on the specialist world of Procurement and those who work within it. To be featured in Procurement Head’s next Big In...