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The World’s Next Great Manufacturing Center

In a low-slung office building at his giant ceramics factory in southwestern Nigeria, Sun Jian insisted that we have tea. He had just returned from a trip to China, and he had a batch of top-quality tea he wanted to share with visitors, in an age-old gesture of Chinese hospitality.<p>Sun is from …

How to Bring Real Competition to the Health Care Industry

Here’s the good news: Thanks to the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare, more Americans have access to health care than ever before. The bad news? The care itself hasn’t improved much. Despite the hard work of dedicated providers, our health care system remains chaotic, unreliable, inefficient, and …

3D-Printed Hyperelastic Bone Is Like Duct Tape For Bone Surgeons

HB, as it is known, is made from a mixture of hydroxyapatite—the main component of teeth and bones—and a polymer. The mixture can be 3D-printed into …

5 Major Emerging Trends in the Healthcare Industry

The healthcare sector has been growing steadily as the demand for specialized physicians and practices continues to expand. Companies in the medical …

China healthcare costs forcing patients into crippling debt

SHANGHAI/LONDON (Reuters) - As China’s medical bills rise steeply, outpacing government insurance provision, patients and their families are increasingly turning to loans to pay for healthcare, adding to the country’s growing burden of consumer debt.<p>A diabetes patient has her pulse checked by a …

New Procurement Rules effective across the EU from 18 April

05.04.2016 Europe<p>All EU Member States are required to implement a reform package of three EU Directives by 18 April. The new rules are intended to …

Procurement: The Unexpected Driver of Value-Based Health Care

In most developed markets, health care suffers from two large and growing problems. The first is the significant variation in patient outcomes, even …

Value-Based Procurement: The New Health Care Imperative

Features<p>City Magnets III: Benchmarking the Attractiveness of 50 Canadian Cities<p>An aging population means that immigrants are critical to Canada’s …

5 Questions and Answers About TeleHealth

Hating life is a bit of a misnomer it seems: in the media, in education, in every aspect of our lives, we’re shown visions of a perfect world, one …

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Aligning Procurement Skills to Business Strategy

<b>The ever changing business environment is placing greater demands upon businesses and requires today’s procurement professionals to develop the</b> …

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Making Matrix Organizations Actually Work

Most discussions about matrix organizations usually quickly devolve into a debate between two sides: those who love to hate the matrix, and those who hate to love the matrix. The former claim that a matrix structure slows decision making and obfuscates accountability. The latter retort that a …

The power of game theory in procurement

Procurement: The Unexpected Driver of Value-Based Health Care

Supply chain audits fail to detect abuses, says report

Research from the University of Sheffield argues audits are working for corporations but failing workers and the environment<p>The clothes you are wearing, the food you ate for dinner last night, and the component parts of your mobile phone – who made them, and how? Maybe they have a sticker or stamp …

How to Shape your China Procurement Strategy

Ideally an importer wants all three of these benefits:• High quality<br>• Fast delivery<br>• Low cost<br>This might be achievable if you set up your own factory and if …

China’s Growth: A Brief History

China has accomplished a remarkable feat in transforming itself from one of the world’s poorest countries to its second largest economy in just 30 years. Yet the determinants of its successful development are far from established or well understood. With so much debate happening now around the …

Gauging the strength of Chinese innovation

China does well in customer- and manufacturing-oriented innovation, though not in the more advanced varieties. But the country will need them to …

What CFOs and procurement need to know to collaborate

• October 08, 2015<br>• |<br>• Jack Miles<br>• |<br>• Procurement<p>With more CPOs starting to report to the CFO, and renewed calls circulating in the trade press for finance and …

Telemedicine Is Vital to Reforming Health Care Delivery

Health care remains one of the few services that require people to have a face-to-face interaction to obtain access. But more and more consumers are questioning that reality, and change is on the way. In January 2015, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a new provider …

Value-Based Procurement as a Tool for Economic Growth

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Patiënt voelt zich steeds minder thuis in ziekenhuiscomplexen

<b>Nederlanders krijgen weer meer vertrouwen in de kwaliteit van de ziekenhuiszorg. Toch daalt het imago van ziekenhuizen over de hele linie.</b><p>Met name op …

You Can’t Understand China’s Slowdown Without Understanding Supply Chains

<i>HBR STAFF</i><p>The last few weeks have brought news of turmoil in China, including currency devaluations, an economic slowdown, and a stock market plunge. Most economists, including those at the the IMF, think it is premature to talk about an economic crisis. While I agree, I nonetheless believe that the …

What it's actually like inside one of China's fake Apple Stores

While many people in China will have picked up their new iPhone in one of Apple's official stores today — and witnessed scenes like this at the flagship store in Beijing — others will have bought their new smartphone from one of many fake Apple dealers throughout the country.<p>The fake Apple store …

Huawei: A Case Study of When Profit Sharing Works

The gaps between what CEOs earn and what workers do are startlingly large around the world. Such uneven wealth distribution has long been a topic of discussion in economic and policy circles, but it’s now increasingly common in the corporate world as well. A 2014 IMF study illustrates that extreme …