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Procurement research shows suppliers are next frontier for innovation

Procurement research shows suppliers are next frontier for innovation | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it
Times have changed and our research shows that today’s procurement professionals actually consider themselves to be innovators. They also see (and like the fact) that the businesses they work within are innovative and that their role is increasingly pivotal to this. Most procurement people are, at the very least, involved in a broad range of business innovations — and some are actually leading it.
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Interesting research on the opinions of 100 UK procurement professionals on innovative practices in their supply chain

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Place innovation at the core of supply chain management, says Mars

Place innovation at the core of supply chain management, says Mars | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it

Last year, Mars and Danone announced their intentions to invest €50m each into the Livelihoods Fund for Family Farming Scheme aimed at increasing the productivity of smallholder farmers to prioritise key crops including cocoa, sugar and palm oil across 40 projects worldwide.
The partnership reflects an increasing willingness from global food and beverage firms to drive positive change in sustainable sourcing, with both Nestle and Mondelez recently displaying strong commitments to supply chain transparency.

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Big multinational Mars is placing innovation at the heart of their supply chain through R&D, investment and training; it's only a matter of time before others follow the lead

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