Strengthening links in supply chain

Strengthening weak links in global supply chain

Companies that are proactive in addressing risk management can gain a competitive edge

Supply chain partnerships are win-win

The benefit of strong partnerships

Through forging partnerships with suppliers, companies are able to ensure compliance with required standards and protect production

Get the most from retail partners

Pro-active management of retail channels by product producers requires blood, sweat and tears, as well as imagination. Dan Matthews reports

Universal systems will aid growth

With a fog of electronic payment options, which platform will become dominant is unclear. What is certain, however, is any economy that wishes to remain vibrant must move towards more ubiquitous, frictionless payment systems, writes Dave Howell

Not failing to succeed

Clarity of purpose and partnership are essential for outsourcing to succeed, as Josh Sims reports

Companies coming together

Like-minded businesses are coming together to offer wider benefits in combined customer loyalty schemes which also scale up rich consumer data, writes James Dean

Unlikely partners in payments?

Big names in the payments and technology sectors are teaming up in the cause of interoperability and good business sense, as Charles Orton-Jones reports

Overseas trade brings home wanted export business

While the global economic situation remains stormy, British companies are charting a course for new trading partners, as Kathryn Hopkins discovers