Winner of the last quarter: Unilever’s Marc Engel

Supply Chain Movement

In his 20-year career with Unilever, Engel has worked in Singapore, the Netherlands, UK, Brazil, Switzerland and Kenya. He has extensive experience in supply-chain operations, covering procurement, logistics, finance and strategy development. He is an Executive Board Member of Kenya Association of Manufacturers and a member of the Supervisory Board of PostNL. Trends appointment CSCO Manufacturing Marc Engel Pier Luigi Sigismondi successor Unilever

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Who said supply chains are boring?: IBM 2011 Corporate.

Supply Chains Rock

In 2011, approximately 90 percent of IBMs global spend in Production and Logistics Procurement (in support of our hardware and logistics business operations) occurred with 50 firms. And we launched assessments for the first time in Turkey, Russia, Nigeria, Kenya and Indonesia. Manufacturing Central. Who said supply chains are boring?

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Supply Chains have always shaped the World

Enterra Insights

Paul Simpson reports, “Excavations of the dry bed of the ancient Lake Olorgesailie, in southern Kenya, led by American paleoanthropologist Rick Potts, suggest that our ancestors created the first supply chain between 305,000 and 320,000 years ago, at least 80,000 years older than we previously thought.”[1] ‘Collaborization’ has always been critical with customers, co-manufacturing partners, suppliers, and everyone else in the value chain.”

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Podcast: Rob O’Byrne on Digital Transformation, Sustainability, and Diversification in Sourcing

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Manufacturing sites have been rationalized in terms of, “we don’t need five factories in this country, we only need three, then two, then we don’t need them at all, we’ll move them to China”. We’ve also got to educate the producers and manufacturers.