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The Supply Chain Compliance Blog

Five steps to save money when managing suppliers

Posted by Len Simmons on Oct 31, 2017 10:11:55 AM

Efficiency, compliance and cost reduction are three of the top business priorities for anyone accountable for managing suppliers.

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10 years of Altius: A look back on the success so far...

Posted by Gary Plant on Oct 11, 2017 4:00:00 PM

This year, Altius are celebrating 10 years in business. After a busy few months at Altius HQ, we wanted to take the time to reflect on the past decade of success. 

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Fortune 150 company praises Altius’ supplier compliance software

Posted by Len Simmons on Jul 19, 2017 10:00:00 AM

Altius have continued to help business globally with their supplier compliance, following the work the Altius team have been doing alongside a Fortune 150 consumer packaged goods company, based in the USA.

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Press Release: Altius VA join forces with RSSB to deliver improved RISQS

Posted by Len Simmons on Jun 27, 2017 3:19:47 PM

Altius VA and Capita are excited to announce that they will be joining forces with RSSB to deliver an improved railway industry supplier qualification service (RISQS) through a phased integration period over the coming months.

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How do you evaluate a new supplier?

Posted by Len Simmons on Jun 6, 2017 11:00:00 AM

Identifying new suppliers to work with is always a hard decision to make. Even the combination of a recommendation from an industry colleague, and the supplier’s ability to showcase their capability, isn’t enough to make you sure that the new partnership will be successful.

While many companies take a calculated risk by appointing a new supplier, unsure whether problems will occur further down the line; there is a three-step framework that can help companies better appoint new suppliers – and ensure they are meeting standards long into the future.

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Tags: Contractors

Five questions you should ask yourself today on your modern slavery policy and process

Posted by Len Simmons on May 30, 2017 11:00:00 AM

The UK Government has set the turnover threshold at £36 million for companies that have to report on their supply chain modern slavery. Despite this threshold, the Government is still advising companies with smaller turnovers to analyse their supply chains to ensure they are ‘slavery free’.

Modern slavery is still a major concern in the industry, with only 30% of procurement and supply chain professionals believing their suppliers were compliant with the new legislation.

To assist you in the analysis of your current modern slavery policy and process, answer these five key questions on modern slavery:

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Tags: Modern Slavery

How we can help businesses really care about their corporate ethical footprint

Posted by Len Simmons on May 23, 2017 11:00:00 AM

In 2015, the UK Government introduced the Modern Slavery Act, which requires businesses with a turnover of £36 million or over, to release a statement outlining steps they are taking to comply with the new legislation. What many companies miss is that the statement should also reference efforts to check their supply chains too.

This is in response to a global stance to wipe out modern slavery after the International Labour Organization estimated that 30 million people are enslaved today, and the profit generated by this labour is $150 billion annually.

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Tags: Modern Slavery

How to improve your retail supply chain compliance in one working week

Posted by Len Simmons on May 16, 2017 11:00:00 AM

The retail landscape has changed dramatically over the last decade with technology and software playing an even greater role in our industry.

Not only are consumers taking advantage of this development through online stores, in-store kiosks and transactional iPads, procurement and supply chain professionals are using technology to improve their internal processes too.

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Tags: Retail

Triple transparency: Why a transparent supply chain in retail is paramount

Posted by Len Simmons on May 9, 2017 11:00:00 AM

‘Generous brands’ in the current retail climate have pioneered the information that consumers want to know about the businesses they’re buying from. Innocent Drinks, for example, have shown to be a ‘generous brand’ associated with good health, charitable causes, and tongue-in-cheek marketing campaigns that resonate with their consumers.

Christian Davies, Executive Creative Director at FITCH Design explains that it’s not just the ‘façade’ that consumers are interested in, but the actual supply chain decisions too.


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Tags: Retail

What impact 'retailtainment' in 2020 will have on a retail FM

Posted by Len Simmons on May 2, 2017 11:00:00 AM

As online retail spend continues to increase, high street retailers are under pressure to create physical spaces that are there to entertain, as well as sell. Traditional retail footprints are being challenged by pop-up stores that, according to Fung Global Retail & Technology, give brands “complete creative control of the brand experience and how their messaging is communicated to consumers”.


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Tags: Retail

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