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For the Dodd-Frank reporting year 2013 98% of suppliers filed with no sourcing determination. Didn't know or not telling? While we can't be certain why virtually all filers did not have meaningful sourcing declarations, we do know that supplier education & training can improve suppliers' response time and completion rates for conflict minerals due diligence.
Seven of the world's largest industry associations collaborated with Source Intelligence and Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP to launch a web-based training module within the Conflict Minerals Resource Center (CMRC). The training module is based on the best practices developed by leaders in these ...(Read Full Article)
Business leaders surveyed by AT Kearney, the global management consultancy, have more confidence in South Africa as an investment destination than they do in many western European countries and emerging powerhouses like Chile and Malaysia.
One reason is Pretoria's much lauded renewable energy program which in the view of London-based risk analysts IHS has made South Africa "the world's most attractive country for solar energy" investment. Since late last year, a growing parade of solar and wind power projects has begun feeding hundreds of badly needed megawatts into South Africa's national grid.(Read Full Article)
Continental, a leading international automotive supplier, was recognized with the Supplier Diversity Award from Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc. (TEMA) at its Annual Supplier Business Meeting (ABM) on March 11. Held at the Northern Kentucky Convention Center in Covington, ABM brings together approximately 1,000 Toyota and supplier representatives from across North America.
TEMA's Supplier Diversity Awards are presented to companies who successfully implement diversity activities and exceed Toyota's minority sourcing targets. Continental was recognized specifically with Special Recognition of MBE Development.(Read Full Article)
This IDC Manufacturing Insights report presents annual top 10 supply chain predictions.
"In the context of the 3D value chain, operational resiliency is clearly dependent upon being demand aware and data driven, but it is also about digital execution: leveraging data to broaden and extend 'supply chain intelligence'; so IDC Manufacturing Insights expects that for 2014, operational resilience will come to the forefront and underpin manufacturers supply chain strategy moving forward," says Simon Ellis, practice director, Global Supply Chain Strategies for IDC Manufacturing Insights.(Read Full Article)
Despite variable economic conditions, the natural personal care market continues to see strong growth, posting a healthy 10.6% increase globally to reach USD 29.5 billion at the manufacturers' level in 2013. Brazil and particularly China are the fastest-growing natural personal care markets, with sales in China increasing nearly 24% in 2013 and slowly challenging the United States' global market share, according to recently published Natural Personal Care: Global Market Brief by worldwide consulting and research firm Kline & Company.
Growth within mature markets, driven by the large number of brands present in the regions competing on products, price, and ...(Read Full Article)
Intracom Telecom, a global telecommunications systems vendor, announced today the signing of a Frame Agreement with MTN, a world-class telecommunication services provider operating in 22 countries across Africa, Middle East and Asia, to supply its innovative Point-to-Multipoint wireless system, WiBAS.
Intracom Telecom's WiBAS system will enable MTN operators to decrease their annual spending on fees for operating frequencies, reduce the expenses for site rental and enhance their network coverage, and offer high-quality, reliable broadband services to its corporate subscribers across MTN's countries of operation.(Read Full Article)
Maintenance Services Gain Importance Amid Surging Global Demand for Refined Fuels
Refinery maintenance is often overlooked due to high costs, shutdown time and the resultant loss of production. The growing global demand of processed fuels has increased the significance of refinery maintenance unprecedentedly. This research service deals with the steadily growing turnaround maintenance market in refineries. The study analyses the historic and futuristic scenarios of the industry, from 2009 to 2017.
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Business-to-business, or B2B, has a long history. But recently, online positioning, display advertising and marketing automation progress have lifted B2B marketing to a new level. Thanks to the Internet, it's no longer impossible for B2B marketers to reach and educate their target audiences via online means with large scale, accurate, cost-effective technology, regardless of marketing budget. However, despite so many opportunities and rapid progress in this area, what contributes to the success of B2B marketing is still difficult to decode. Here are seven misconceptions of a successful B2B marketing campaign and how you can turn them in the right ...(Read Full Article)
Five Leading Packaging Companies Combining To Create The World's Sixth-Largest Global Plastics Packaging Company
Five leading packaging companies in North America and Europe today announced they intend to combine in order to operate as one global leader under the banner of Exopack Holdings Sarl, a new Luxembourg company ("the Combined Company"). The combined business will have 63 plants, 8,650 employees and aggregate revenues of more than US$2.5B, making it the sixth-largest plastics packaging company in the world. Joining Exopack, a U.S.-based producer of flexible paper and plastic packaging, and advanced coatings, will be four leading companies based in Europe – Britton Group, a flexible plastic packaging manufacturer; PACCOR, the second-largest ...(Read Full Article)
Collaborate to Innovate: Unilever Seeks Help with new Technical Challenges to Support Sustainable Growth
Unilever, one of the world's largest consumer goods manufacturers, has released a new set of challenges to the world's innovation community to help the business deliver on its sustainable growth agenda. In March 2012, the company's Open...(Read Full Article)
Positron Accepts Economic Incentives Offer From The City Of Gary, Indiana For $30 Million Towards 70 MeV Cyclotron ProjectGARY, Ind., July 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Positron Corporation (OTCBB:POSC), a leading molecular imaging healthcare company, announces approval of a Pledge Resolution for $15 Million in Tax Increment Financing (TIF) Bonds, from the Redevelopment Commission of the City of Gary, Indiana... (Read Full Article)
Global Oil and Gas Survey 2012-2013: Market Trends, Marketing Spend and Sales Strategies in the Global Oil and Gas Industry
Global Oil and Gas Survey 2012–2013: Market Trends, Marketing Spend and Sales Strategies in the Global Oil and Gas Industry is a new report by ICD Research that analyzes how oil and gas companies' media spend, marketing and sales strategies & practices and business planning are set to change in 2012–2013.Source: PR Newswire (http://s.tt/1gRlt)(Read Full Article)
The 5th Annual Supply Chain Distinction Awards on Wednesday 20th June 2012, was attended by over 400 supply chain, logistics, distribution and procurement experts from over 200 leading manufacturing companies from in and around Europe. The ceremony was held at the Maritim Hotel Berlin, Germany and was hosted with great enthusiasm by Douglas Kent, Director, Supply Chain Council who announced the following winners..........................(Read Full Article)
Chinese auto giant SAIC Motor celebrates opening of new North American Operations Center in MichiganBIRMINGHAM, Mich., June 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Shanghai Automotive Industries Corporation USA, Inc. (SAIC USA) recently unveiled their new North American Operations Center in Birmingham, Michigan, marking an important step in creating a stronger connection between the US and... (Read Full Article)
- CARACAS, Venezuela, June 27, 2012 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- Wison Engineering Ltd. ("Wison Engineering"), China's largest private sector chemical engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) service provider has been officially awarded an EPC contract today by PDVSA Petroleo, S.A.... (Read Full Article)
Aluminium Billet Production set to climb at an annual compound annual growth rate of 4.4 per cent from 2010 to 2016 in Asia, Finds Frost & SullivanSINGAPORE, June 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The boom in the construction sector is rippling into the aluminium extrudes market for various applications, giving a huge boost to the aluminium billet market. The growing automotive and industrial sectors in Malaysia, Taiwan,... (Read Full Article)
Direct Insite Corp. Signs Major Contract to Provide E-Invoicing Platform to American Multinational Confectionery, Food and Beverage Conglomerate
FT. LAUDERDALE, Fla., June 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Direct Insite Corp. (OTC BB: DIRI), a leading provider of cloud-based e-invoicing solutions for Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, and Payments Automation, today announced that it has signed a major customer contract for an American...(Read Full Article)
SAP and Ariba just announced that SAP's subsidiary, SAP America, Inc., has entered into an agreement to acquire Ariba, the leading cloud-based business commerce network, for $4.3Bn.(Read Full Article)
Seafood company nearly doubles certified sustainable seafood purchases in 2011 compared to prior year.
High Liner Foods Inc. announced today that it has made significant progress since the company announced its sustainability commitment in late 2010, when it set a goal of sourcing all of its seafood from certified sustainable or responsible fisheries and aquaculture farms by the end of 2013.
"It's very encouraging to see the progress High Liner has made in such a short time," said Jim Cannon, CEO of the Sustainable Fisheries Partnership, High Liner's NGO partner. "High Liner's commitment to sustainability and efforts ...
- GoldenSource, a leading provider of Enterprise Data Management (EDM) solutions, has announced that it has opened an office in Singapore, its fifth office in the APAC region. David Chew has been appointed as Sales Director... (Read Full Article)
Representatives of Native Enterprises Testify Before Michigan Senate Committee on 8(a) Tribal Economic Development Opportunities in MichiganSome of the nation's leading experts on the Native 8(a) program testified before Michigan's Senate Economic Development Committee on December 14, 2011 about the importance of Native 8(a) as part of the state's... (Read Full Article)
- The United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (USHCC) today cheered Secretary Geithner and the staff of the U.S. Department of the Treasury for their landmark achievement of hitting their small business contracting goals.... (Read Full Article)
- At Smith McKenna precious metals trading advisors, Stephen Smith, the company's founder, is an expert at accurately forecasting gold, silver, copper and other precious metal commodities market trends. "Movements in spot... (Read Full Article)