ICYMIM: August 19th, 2019

Source One's series for keeping up with the most recent highlights in procurement, strategic sourcing, and supply chain news week-to-week.  Check-in with us every Monday to stay up to date with the latest supply management news.

3 Tips to Improve the 'First Mile'  of Your Supply Chain
JP Morris, Spend Matters, 8/15/2019
Companies who design a solid foundation to work from have a clear advantage in the industry. The flaws in your supply chain will carry through the entire process, so it's critical that the "first mile" is well thought out. Back in July, Spend Matters notably pronounced, "The 'first-mile' flaws hinder last-mile success'". JP Morris provides three solid tips that will help to improve that first mile.

The Rise of the Ethical Consumer and Why Businesses Need to Follow
Franco Vessio, Future of Sourcing, 8/12/2019
Consumers are becoming more and more aware of the climate change crisis and food production is one of the most relevant talking points of the movement. Dairy and meat consumption is declining as consumers ethical sensitivity heightens and companies need to keep up. Franco Vessio will discuss how a new awareness of consumer eating habits and environmental concerns will transform the way the food industry will operate in the coming years. 

Cooperative Ecosystems: Finding Suppliers That Give a Damn
Sarah Scudder, Sig Speaks
Procurement teams want suppliers that demonstrate values a little more deep than a quality project or a completed timeline. We want morally strong people who care with good ethics. Scudder speaks to the importance of choosing suppliers who your company can be proud to represent and be able to depend on in difficult situations. 
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