January 2015

The Making of a Conflict-Free Supply Chain

Intel: The Making of a Conflict-Free Supply Chain

Gary Niekerk remembers when the letter crossed his desk about five years ago. It was unlike any other the Director of Corporate Citizenship at Intel Corp. had read. Signed by more than a dozen nonprofit organizations, it spoke of civil conflict and horrendous atrocities happening in and around the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

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Supply Chain Spotlight

Lenovo’s Prescription for Supply Chain Success

home-mickjones-114pxWhile many businesses today are still evaluating the potential to leverage supply chain and big data analytics to gain greater supply chain visibility, the strategy has been an imperative for Lenovo Group Ltd. since 2010, according to Mick Jones, vice president of Global Logistics and Supply Chain Strategy at the Beijing-based PC maker. At the time, Lenovo was at a crossroads. The company was becoming far more complex due to acquisitions and the expansion of its products lines. The competitive pressure…

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