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Suppliers  // Posts tagged as "Suppliers"

Three More Lessons Learned from the Great Carnitas Shortage of 2015

Readers may recall that in mid-January, Chipotle Mexican Grill (NYSE: CMG) had stopped serving its popular carnitas product at roughly a third of its 1,724 restaurants because it dropped one of its pork suppliers that did not meet its “Food With Integrity” standards. According to Chipotle’s website, its pork suppliers must allow their pigs to have access to outside...

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Three Supply Management Lessons Learned from the Great Carnitas Shortage of 2015

In mid-January, many news outlets reported that Chipotle Mexican Grill (NYSE: CMG) had stopped serving its popular carnitas product at roughly a third of its 1,724 restaurants because it dropped one of its pork suppliers that did not meet its “Food With Integrity” standards. According to Chipotle’s website, its pork suppliers must allow their pigs to have access to...

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Going Global: The Difficulties in Expanding Contingent Workforce Management Programs

Editor’s note: Interested in learning more about how the contingent workforce will continue to evolve in the year ahead? Make sure to join us on Tuesday, February 17 at 2pm for a webinar (sponsored by Beeline) that will highlight the necessary best practices for managing this category. Click here to register for the webcast. You won’t want to...

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On Cotton: Understanding Risks in the Global Supply Chain

[Publisher's note: Supply risk is a beast that wears many suits. Today, we conclude our exclusive three-part series that examines the problem of human trafficking in the global cotton supply chain.] Dressed to Kill? is a recent report that closely examines the depth and breadth of unethical and unsafe labor practices, particularly in the global...

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Four Best-in-Class Ways to “Connect the Dots” and Improve Sourcing Results in 2015

Over the past couple of months, we have been featuring analysis from our recent report, The State of Strategic Sourcing 2014: Connecting the Dots, which is now out and available. Interested readers can find the report here and here. As the subtitle of this research report implies, it is important for sourcing and procurement teams to “connect the...

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Spend Analysis: The First Strategic Sourcing Pillar

Ardent Partners’ The State of Strategic Sourcing 2014: Connecting the Dots is now out and available. Interested readers can find the report here and here. This research report analyzes the strategic sourcing programs of almost 250 distinct procurement departments and presents the Best-in-Class competencies for improving the sourcing function and its results while also highlighting the market trends...

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Black Friday 2014 – Shopping, Supply Chains, and Sales Reminder

Attention Shoppers! The day after Thanksgiving in the US has long been known as Black Friday, the dark name for what is generally considered the biggest shopping day of the year (truth be told, the Saturday before Christmas often wins this honor). According to the US-based National Retail Federation, “Sales in November and December can account for...

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Are You “Dressed to Kill?” Airing the Dirty Laundry Hidden in the Global Cotton Supply Chain

[Publisher's note: Supply risk is a beast that wears many suits. Today, we begin an exclusive three-part series that examines the problem of human trafficking in the global cotton supply chain.] When people hear the term, human trafficking, they most likely think about the untold number of young women and children being abducted or lured...

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Zycus Horizon 2014: Ericsson Sourcing in the Networked Society

As we mentioned yesterday, Zycus held its annual user conference, Horizon, earlier this week at the Ritz Carlton in (on?) Amelia Island, Florida and I was pleased to attend. It was another very successful event for the supply management solution suite provider and its largest ever. Over the next week or so, I’ll cover a few of...

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Supply Risk Roulette

If you have ever been in a casino, you will know that roulette is one of the more popular games. Roulette is French shorthand for “small wheel” and allows gamblers to place bets on one or many numbers and also colors. I’m far from an expert (I prefer low-stake craps), but the game seems incredibly...

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