There is definitely slavery in your supply chain. Here is how effective supplier management can help you manage that risk.

Just this week at the Global SAP Ariba conference in Barcelona, Amal Clooney called on corporations to put respect for human rights at the core of their business, highlighting the trend of ‘doing good’ as a way to bolster profits.

Ten critical success factors to secure SRM value and ROI

Businesses are starting to accept the idea of supplier relationship management (SRM) – a strategic effort to understand suppliers and treat them according to their importance to the business. Last year, State of Flux’s research found the most important business drivers for implementing SRM are cost reduction or avoidance (54%), risk management and reduction (52%) and supplier innovation (43%).

Mergers and cost cutting: careful what you wish for

Times are tough for the manufacturers of our most beloved childhood snacks. Not only are organic and healthy foods attracting consumers’ attentions, many firms are also challenged with rising costs. Stock values have performed poorly across the sector, but Kraft Heinz, which owns brands from Cadbury Crème Eggs to Kraft Singles cheese slices, has experienced an especially severe period.

State of Flux named to 2019 Spend Matters Providers to Know: The best-in-class companies in procurement and supply chain

April 10, 2019

Firefighting will not create sustainable procurement. We need a broader approach.


What’s trending in sustainable procurement?

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