A New Textiles Economy: Redesigning fashion’s future

The growth of clothing sales and decline in clothing utilisation since 2000 The current textiles system has major drawbacks Currently, steady production growth is intrinsically linked to a decline in utilisation per item, leading to an incredible amount of waste. It is estimated that more than half of fast fashion production is disposed of in …

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How to you managing your Indirect Procurement?

Over the last five or so years, there has been a dawning realization within companies that spending on indirect goods and services is a big area of opportunity for creating efficiency and cost savings. This is not news to those of us within the profession. However, the need to do better is prominent towards achieving …

How are you managing your risk?

Risk has always been part of the supply chain. It’s a reality inside and outside the four walls of any organization. They have naturally addressed with anticipated and unanticipated events occurring both upstream and downstream in the supply chain. Upstream of an organization are the suppliers who create goods and services used in a company’s …

Is your small business summer ready?

Are you ready for summer selling season? Peak time means peak processing for payments. Here are tips to get you ready! It’s never too early to begin preparing for peak shopping season, and summer will be here before you know it. In the spirit of increased sales, following are a handful of tips—or reminders—to help …

Sainsbury’s Asda £51bn merger: what does it mean?

The market is still coming to terms with the Tesco-Booker deal and now this: a £51bn-sales combination play between Sainsbury’s and Asda. So what will it mean?  It’s clearly a bombshell announcement, though whether it’s surprising is another matter. Sainsbury’s plc (which will remain the name of the combined Sainsbury’s-Asda business) is promising to create …