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A Proportionate Approach To Vendor Security Governance

Traditionally, performing third party due diligence has been primarily a data gathering activity.

Now, with access to abundant information sources, the activity—and the challenges—have evolved. …a potential provider that brags about how comprehensive their due diligence is doesn’t “get it”— it’s also about ranking risks and targeting resources where they are needed.

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As I am sure you must already know … “Crème de la Crème” is borrowed from the French language where it quite literally means … “cream of the cream”.  895 more words


Is sustainability affordable?

“There is a profound shift going on”, according to John Elkington, Executive Chairman of Volans.

John was my co-presenter at the Ecovadis conference in Paris, discussing the progress and challenges of sustainability. 307 more words


Top Ten Concerns For Global Pharmaceutical Supply Chain Analyzed

The global pharmaceutical supply chain can now boast its own Top Ten list, ala comedian David Letterman. That’s because following nine months of extensive research on the topic, a report delineating and explaining the industry’s top concerns has been released. 170 more words

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Extending lean sigma beyond the boundaries of the firm

I had lunch with a Black Belt recently.  He works for a company that manufactures complex electronics equipment.  In his role as a Black Belt process engineer he has four major projects to complete in a year – and his most recent project has reduced his company’s costs by £250,000.   217 more words

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UKCS: oil, gas and the five stages of grief

There are five stages of grief (anger, denial, bargaining, depression and acceptance) but sometimes the stages come all at once.

The oil and gas industry has had a shock and nowhere was that more keenly felt than on the UK Continental Shelf  (UKCS). 597 more words


Berry interesting

Yesterday Steven Chaur, the CEO of Patties, spoke to the very clever Fran Kelly on ABC Radio National. Steven thoughtfully answered a few of those outstanding questions the supermarket project had regarding… 388 more words