R.E.S.P.E.C.T. for Suppliers Heavy-handed calls for price cuts are "disrespectful," BP procurement head says. ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌

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Is the U.S. Neglecting Military Logistics?

Most people now understand that a smoothly run supply chain keeps the local store stocked with toilet paper. And that’s a good thing. But what might be overlooked is the role supply chain logistics have played in delivering much more important things: democracy during World War II, for instance.

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How About a Little R.E.S.P.E.C.T.?

Leigh-Ann Russell, who became BP’s senior vice president of procurement this week, said that sending letters to suppliers demanding price reductions was “disrespectful” and “absolutely the wrong thing to do.”

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Forecast: Consulting Firms Adjust to Declining Demand

Organizations are looking for help in making improvements to supply chains battered by the pandemic-caused disruption. But many firms that would ordinarily help them with these challenges are hurting, too.

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By the Numbers

33%

A Gartner survey of 260 global supply chain leaders found that 33% had moved sourcing and manufacturing activities out of China or planned to do so in the next two to three years. “Global supply chains were being disrupted long before COVID-19 emerged,” said Kamala Raman, senior director analyst with Gartner.

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Autonomous Driving: Behind the Wheel, But Not Touching It

Look, ma, no hands. (Although they're close by.) TuSimple takes us for a ride in one of its autonomous trucks. 

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