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Supply chain management critical to the bottom line and business survival


Supply chain management critical to the bottom line and business survival

Supply chain management critical to the bottom line and business survival

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From economic disasters to natural disasters across the world, the importance of supply chain management (SCM) has never been more critical to the bottom line of a business, a survey by PwC claims.

The survey suggests supply chain leaders deliver better than average financial results, enjoying twice the profitability advantage over laggards and a 17-point on-time delivery percentage advantage.

Interest in next-generation technology is growing and more than 50pc of survey respondents are planning to implement new process automation or transparency.

More than two-thirds think sustainability will play a more prominent role in supply chains in the future. Leer más “Supply chain management critical to the bottom line and business survival”

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Google+, the numbers

A new info graphic charting the rise and rise of Google+ predicts Google’s social network will hit 400m users by 31 December 2012.

Some 20pc of Google +’s users are students, followed by software engineers (2.6pc) and consultants (1.9pc). Pop star Britney Spears has the most followers on Google+ with 1.9m followers, according to a new info graphic on Visual.ly.

The info graphic reveals that 42pc of Google+ users are single, 19.2pc are in a relationship, 27.3pc are married and 4.3pc are engaged. >>>>  Leer más “Google+ to hit 400m users by December 2012 (infographic) | siliconrepublic.com”