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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