Supply chain, logistics & procurement global news round-up

Efficio finds CPO ESG-disconnect with procurement teams; Uber Freight & VAS deal is autonomous haulage milestone; firms 'unprepared for supply disruption'

Efficio finds CPO ESG-disconnect with procurement teams

Efficio study finds 93% of senior execs rank cost-control above ESG as a priority, and CPOs disconnect with procurement teams is blamed for ESG inaction.

Coupa $8bn deal shines light on power of procurement

Spend management leader Coupa Software $8bn buyout is prompted by same market volatility that made the company's procure-to-pay platform hugely attractive.

Procurement & supply chain gender inequality in spotlight

Tania Seary -- founder of procurement community Procurious -- discusses her fight to address gender inequality in the procurement and supply chain sectors.

Uber Freight & VAS deal is autonomous haulage milestone

Uber Freight’s partnership with Volvo Autonomous Solutions is milestone in the kind of autonomous haulage that will help cool overheated supply chains.

Most firms 'unprepared for supply chain disruption' - BCG

Boston Consulting Group study suggests that 90% of businesses are not prepared for disruptive events and lack the resilience needs to thrive.

Design the answer to supply chain disruption - McKinsey

McKinsey research shows firms that embrace the business value of design are less affected by supply chain disruption and are also more sustainable.


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Supply Chain Digital Show: Procurement burnout in spotlight

Supply Chain Digital Show features Katie McEwan, a Community Advocate for supplier data firm TealBook. She discusses how to remedy burnout in procurement

China policy sees Apple CEO Tim Cook go from hero to zero

With his eggs-in-in-one-basket China policy, Apple CEO Tim Cook is under intense pressure to loosen ties with China and diversify its manufacturing base

How will supply chain get tanks to front line in Ukraine?

The US, UK and EU are providing Ukraine with tanks, but what are the procurement & logistics challenges of getting tanks from manufacturers to front line?

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