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    1. Jobs' passing away will certainly be a plus for major rivals such as HTC and Samsung. Apple no longer has someone as creative and ambitious as Jobs that they can rely on.
      In Analysis: Apple's Steve Jobs - master of the modern supply chain
    2. Apple is committed to driving the highest standards of social responsibility throughout our supply chain. We require that our suppliers provide safe working conditions, treat workers with dignity and respect, and use environmentally responsible manufacturing processes wherever Apple products are made.
      In Environmental pressure groups recognise Apple supply chain reforms in China
    3. More than half of the suppliers audited by Apple have violated at least one aspect of the code of conduct every year since 2007, according to Apple's reports, and in some instances have violated the law. While many violations involve working conditions, rather than safety hazards, troubling patterns persist.
      In Apple CEO moves to counter damning supply chain report
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    2. Mobile strategies for agile supply chains | by Dave Tootill

      Explore MarketSqr Blog (Jul 7 2014)

      Mobile strategies for agile supply chains | by Dave Tootill ... adopted another gloomy term, “back office”, to describe their transaction automation process.   Sales of Apple devices such as iPads overtook Windows PCs by the end of last year. Today’s mobile boom affects not only... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Apple   Transnet

    3. Procurement Can Change The World: Exporting Talent

      Explore Procurement Leaders Network (Apr 8 2014)

      Procurement Can Change The World: Exporting Talent ...ears, procurement and supply chain chiefs have gone on to head up business units and even take on CEO roles – Apple’s Tim Cook comes to mind, and clearly, in terms of advocating procurement’s value proposition, there’s n... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Apple   Tim Cook

    4. More CEOs Should Tell Anti-Environment Shareholders to Buzz Off

      Explore HBR Blog Network (Mar 11 2014)

      More CEOs Should Tell Anti-Environment Shareholders to Buzz Off ...fit of a stable climate. So ill-informed (or biased) shareholder activists, by demanding that companies like Apple avoid green investments, are actually working against shareholders’ interests (if you believe shareholde... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Apple   Walmart   Tim Cook

    5. Kenya's Safaricom Beats Google, Facebook in Innovation

      Explore allAfrica.com (Feb 18 2014)

      ...le Chinese company Tencent took the social media category rewarded for building various communication apps. Apple beat Samsung to second in worlds most innovative companies in the electronic category thanks to the iPho... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Apple   Nike   Africa

    6. Ericsson bets on 3G in Africa telecoms

      Explore fin24.com (Feb 1 2014)

      Ericsson bets on 3G in Africa telecoms ...l remain 3G, according to Ericsson estimates. The most recent devices with super-fast 4G technology, such as Apple's iPhone 5S, Blackberry's Z30 or Samsung's Galaxy S4, sell for several hundred dollars, more than a medi... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Reuters   Apple   Africa

    7. Focus On Innovation As An Engine For Growth, Not Cost Reduction

      Explore Procurement Leaders Network (Dec 12 2013)

      Focus On Innovation As An Engine For Growth, Not Cost Reduction ...nd look at how that affects key procurement decisions. "The cure for Apple is not cost-cutting. The cure for Apple is to innovate its way out of its current predicament." ― Apple Inc., Macintosh Human Interface Guideli... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Apple

    8. Supplier innovation - an environment to thrive

      Explore Procurement Leaders Network (Nov 14 2013)

      ...driver of innovation if the right resources, processes, incentives and metrics are established. The fact that Apple, the quintessential innovator, is currently run by an executive who has his roots in procurement underli... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Apple

    9. We must redefine innovation

      Explore Procurement Leaders Network (Oct 4 2013)

      ..., well away from the prying eyes of competitors. (For the record, the executive in question doesn’t work for Apple, but one need only look at the impact the iPhone had on the US company to understand his argument.) Sec... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Apple   Boston

    10. Take off the 'procurement blinkers' to reach the top

      Explore supplymanagement.com (Sep 18 2013)

      ... believes just 1 or 2 per cent of buyers make it to board level, though he cited the high-profile examples of Apple CEO Tim Cook, who was previously in charge of procurement at Compaq, and Rio Tinto CEO Sam Walsh. The re... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Apple   Rio Tinto   CIPS

    11. Apple supplier accused of violating worker rights

      Explore supplymanagement.com (Jul 29 2013)

      ... to Apple’s suppliers abusing labour in order to strengthen their position for receiving orders. In this way, Apple is worsening conditions for workers.” A statement from Apple explained the report had brought new claims... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Apple   China

    12. A wake-up call for data protection

      Explore Procurement Leaders Network (Jul 10 2013)

      ...wide would be an understatement. On Monday Yahoo joined the list of global companies - which already included Apple, Facebook and Microsoft – in disclosing the volume of requests for their customers’ data made by US law ... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Apple   Microsoft

    13. Photo Gallery: Top 25 Supply Chains of 2013

      Explore IndustryWeek Home Page (Jun 10 2013)

      Photo Gallery: Top 25 Supply Chains of 2013 ...ays, as the company has become well regarded for its new product launch capabilities. * Apple iPhone 5.jpg 1. Apple Despite recent efforts of the U.S. Government to discredit the company as a tax-dodger, Apple remains at... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   IBM   Gartner   Apple

    14. What does it take to have a top 25 supply chain?

      Explore Procurement Leaders Network (Jun 6 2013)

      ...ands makes it an example of how a flexible, rapid supply chain can bestow a huge benefit to a business, while Apple’s effective use of low-cost sourcing, despite its PR problems, is still the foundation of its continued ... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Apple   Unilever   Coca-Cola

    15. Apple’s Procurement Strategy

      Explore Spend Matters (Jun 4 2013)

      ...pple will stand to gain from such an arrangement. While it is too early to understand the exact motivation of Apple’s alleged partnership with Pegatron, it does indicate Apple’s willingness to tweak procurement strategy ... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Apple   India   China

    16. Supplier audits not up to the challenge

      Explore Procurement Leaders Network (May 1 2013)

      ... of quality mapping is that it can direct where and how audits need to operate. Many are now doing this, from Apple through to European food & beverage firm Jordans and Ryvita. Speaking to Procurement Leaders for a recen... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Apple   Walmart   Tim Burt

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