Sustainability: ‘Future of Packaging’ in The Times

New writing… Pleased to say I have had another article published in The Times newspaper, as part of a special Raconteur report on the Future of Packaging. From wine through the post to sports drinks in seaweed, packaging is visibly going green. However, there is a secondary sustainability story behind your sugarcane insect spray or bamboo toothbrush that too often goes untold. […]

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Sustainability win-win: ‘Future of Procurement’ in The Times

New writing…. Pleased to say I have had another article published in The Times newspaper, as part of a special Raconteur report on the Future of Procurement. Reconciling best-value procurement and sustainability need not be a problem, since the two carry the promise of a real win-win.  The potential synergy is clear, at least in principle. In practice, however, is where the […]

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No Plan B: ‘Supply Chain Strategies’ in The Times

New writing… Pleased to say I have had another article published in The Times newspaper, as part of a special Raconteur report on Supply Chain Strategies. High street giant Marks & Spencer is leading the charge against abuses in the global supply chain with a long-term commitment to sustainability. With 35,000 different product lines and 32M customers, it is a big […]

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‘Enterprise Agility’ in The Times

New writing… I have a couple of pieces for Raconteur published today in The Times newspaper, looking at Enterprise Agility in general, plus supply chain matters, in particular: • ‘Embrace the unknown with unbounded vision’ – online title ‘Business agility is fundamental to market resilience‘; • ‘New mindsets and supply chain metrics’ – online title ‘New agile mindsets and metrics for supply chain‘.

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Responsible Sourcing: Who cares wins?

A version of this article first appeared in a Special Report on ‘Supply Chain Strategies’, published in The Times, 21 January, 2014. Holistic is hard. This is the blunt message coming out of many board rooms faced with the leadership double-whammy of combining supply-chain complexity and crosscutting sustainability in one clear, communicable strategy for responsible sourcing. Difficulty, however, can prove […]

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