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How compliant are your suppliers with legislation, regulation and corporate governance requirements? What unknown supply chain risks could cause operational and reputational impacts?

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How is compliance with bribery and corruption legislation being effectively managed within your supply chain? Is your business exposed to potential legal action or reputational risk?

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Slavery, servitude, forced labour and human trafficking, or ‘Modern Slavery’, is a growing global issue and exists in many industries in every region in the world.

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How well is the supply chain mapped across all tiers to identify potential hotspots that could disrupt supply, including risks of financial failure, natural disaster and terrorism?

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How do suppliers comply with your CSR policies across labour standards, ethical sourcing, equality and diversity, SMEs, use of natural resources or conflict minerals?

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How easy is it to access high quality, accurate and up-to-date information on suppliers? Is information instantly available online in a single system capable of alerting any key changes?

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Can working together be best policy?

4 Aug 2017

Sometimes working together can be best for all parties, even rivals. What role can procurement play here?

It was 20 years ago when two academics wrote a book heralding a new era of collaboration. 

Co-opetition pronounced that the old rules of competition were dead. By using business relationships and working with rivals, everyone could win, argued authors Adam Brandenburger and Barry Nalebuff. Supporting their strategic vision, they cited numerous examples of corporations thriving because they had already collaborated with other businesses.

They may have been ahead of their time. It’s fair to say that in the intervening 20 years the revolutionary shift did not happen – but now there is growing evidence that Brandenburger and Nalebuff’s ideas are starting to be embraced by businesses. Even the famously secretive Apple announced this year that it would be joining some of its biggest rivals, including Google and Microsoft, to explore the future of artificial intelligence.

Read the full article in Supply Magazine 

 

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