Companies Are Only As Strong As Their Riskiest Supplier

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A common strategy used by organizations to help minimize costs and speed up production is to diversify their supplier base. In this push for savings and efficiency, business leaders have blinded themselves to labor practices, and the risks posed by partnering with suppliers who violate them.

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3 Metrics Procurement Officers Need to Know

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What you’re about to read here shouldn’t be earth-shattering. Think of this like posts in Yahoo or HuffPo listing the “Top 5 Beaches” or “10 Best Quoted SNL Sketches” (more cowbell!). But don’t be fooled, what we are talking about here are the 3 Metrics that, done right, can drive a whole transformation of your Procurement organization.

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Apple faces new healthcare, supply chain risks with its Apple Watch

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In a recent Inside Counsel article, Ivalua’s Paul Noel discusses the supply chain challenges the Apple Watch will present and how Apple can overcome them. If Apple has any hopes of minimizing its third-party risk and preventing another public embarrassment surrounding its supply chain similar to the one it experienced with its iPhone 6 release, Apple must raise its supplier standards and better manage the supplier vetting process.

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