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Inspector Dogberry: Supply chain technology, Business on the Move and the BRC

Business Reporter’s resident newshound sniffs out the best supply chain stories. Follow The Inspector on Twitter at @DogberryTweets or read his latest stories on his blog.

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Companies are looking towards their CPOs for a supply chain revolution

Companies are looking more towards chief purchasing officers to help them understand supply chain risks, while firms which are collaborating and sharing information about their suppliers are reducing the cost of due diligences for themselves and making their business more competitive.

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Is your business taking the right approach to end modern slavery in the supply chain?

Around 29.8 million people are forced to live in slavery around the world, according to the Chartered Institute for Purchase and Supply (CIPS), while every day 6,000 people around the world die from work-related accidents or disease.

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Supply Chain: Manage your firm’s risk to avoid black swan events

Organisations must be more risk-aware if they are to avoid dreaded black swan events. 

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Supply Chains: Why ethical practices are good for your business

Firms risk being hit by all sorts of accusations if their supply chain falls foul of bad practices, such as being involved in child labour, slavery, bribery or even collusion.

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One in eight workers cannot name one quality they admire in their manager

One in eight British workers cannot name one quality they admire in their manager, according to new research.

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Germany ‘most energy efficient of the world’s major economies’, says report

Germany is the most energy efficient of the world’s major economies, with Italy just behind in second place, according to a new study.

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Bradford Council to save £500,000 a year with ‘DIY’ customer service

Bradford Council is set to save more than £500,000 a year by switching to a self-service approach at its customer service centres.

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Could you save £500,000 by making your workplace happier?

The happiest workplaces – what makes them so great? Gallup research on the state of the American workplace last year showed that engagement and happiness makes a difference to a company’s bottom line.

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British Gas creates 300 new jobs as part of customer service investment

Energy provider British Gas will create 300 new jobs as part of a nationwide investment in customer service, it was announced yesterday.

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