Giant-scale supply chains can make excellent use of artificial intelligence

18/03/2018 22:35 | Share

Artificial intelligence systems, when applied to supply chain decision-making, can shake up the fields of procurement and sourcing as few solutions have before. These processes don’t replace human number-crunching – in ideal cases, they can move more quickly than any living employee, letting companies optimize their supply chains at speeds that would not have previously been possible, catching savings opportunities invisible to the unaided eye.

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Are CPOs Painted into a Corner?

16/03/2018 17:54 | Share

There are numerous well-developed Procurement organizations doing progressive work across the scope of the discipline – from basic buying through Supplier Relationship Management.

Afternoon Coffee: British Regulator Suggests Breaking Up Big Four Accounting Firms, Glencore Sells Portion of Cobalt Production to Chinese Company

16/03/2018 17:00 | Share

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The head of the U.K.’s Financial Reporting Council is urging an inquiry into the competitive dominance of KPMG, Deloitte, PwC and EY in the consulting and audit industries there. Mining giant Glencore has sold a chunk of its cobalt production to GEM Co., a Shenzhen-listed chemicals firm. Afternoon Coffee brings you the latest in procurement and supply chain news.

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Commodities Roundup: How the Trump Tariffs Will Affect GOES, Nickel Price Momentum

16/03/2018 12:00 | Share

Categories: Commodities, Industry News, Procurement, Supply Chain, World Trade

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For the buyers and category managers out there, especially those of you deep in the weeds of buying and managing commodities, here’s a quick rundown of news and thoughts from particular commodity markets. From price movements to policy decisions, our MetalMiner editors scour the landscape for what matters this week.

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Down The Procurement Fruit Section with CCS, KFC and Gypsy’s Kiss

16/03/2018 09:31 | Share


I have had a couple of pleasant drinks this week but I have not been very diligent with the pictures, so for a change, here […]

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