Mark Ansell

134 Added | 1 Magazine | 5 Following | 19 Followers | @markansell | A Procurement practitioner of 15 years I have worked across Europe, New Zealand and Australia. I am passionate about Procurement!

The jobs we'll lose to machines -- and the ones we won't | Anthony Goldbloom

From relationships to revolutions: seven ways Facebook has changed the world

One in seven people worldwide used the social network on one day this week, says Mark Zuckerberg. Here is how it has changed our lives – for better or worse<p>On Monday, one in seven people on Earth used Facebook – 1 billion people, according to founder Mark Zuckerberg. In a decade, the social network …

Social Media

BBC and the Met Office – The Procurement Facts (Probably)

There was a great outcry yesterday when it was reported that the BBC would not be awarding the contract for weather forecasting services to the UK’s …

Accenture Positioned as Overall Leader in Procurement As-a-Service, According to HfS Research Report | EON

NEW YORK--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--Accenture (NYSE:ACN) has been named to the 'Winner's Circle' of HfS Research's Blueprint Report for …

Digital technology for procurement organizations

Overview<p>After decades of relative inertia, procurement organizations are poised for radical change. Indeed, within the next five to seven years, we …

Contingent Workforce Management Benchmark Report

The Contingent Workforce Management Benchmark Report was originally presented by Jenni Nelson, Principal Consultant at HCMS for the ATC's Flexible Workforce Conference in Sydney, Australia.

What’s good for China is no longer good for Australia

If you want to understand where the Chinese economy is headed this year then South Korea is a good place to start.<p>This short trip across the Yellow …

Question: Why's the Oil Price Collapsing? Answer: $8+ Trillion Carry Trade

<b>Most in the media are utterly clueless about what's coming in 2015. It is incumbent upon ATCA 5000 to clarify the situation as we did prior to the</b> …

Social Media For Procurement

<b>Procurement executives say they have formed a successful partnership with the finance department.</b><p>Some 62 per cent of procurement executives surveyed …

Why Google's Future Growth is in Energy

<b>Google</b> has been trying to get into the energy business for years. In 2007, it set a goal of making renewable energy cheaper than coal, and as part of the campaign it invested venture funds in renewable energy start-ups and bought renewable energy projects.<p>But Google's efforts to revolutionize …

The World's Largest Fast-Food Chain Is Floundering

The company is planning to roll out its "Create Your Taste" burgers in up to 2,000 restaurants--it is not saying where--by late 2015, and possibly in more places if they do well. McDonald's is also trying to engage with customers on social media and is working on a smartphone app, as well as …

McDonald's

Fortune.com

• 1. To license Fortune articles, excerpts, or headlines for republication in various media (including books, eBooks, film, web, newsletters, …

Print Media

Navi Radjou: Creative problem-solving in the face of extreme limits

Top 3 Sustainable Supply Chain Trends for 2015

<b>By Elisabeth Comere</b><p>Sustainable business strategies seem to be the focus of customer companies today, and companies will continue to move forward with …

Where Islamic State gets its money

Why you need to get smarter about sourcing contingent labor

• January 05, 2015<br>• |<br>• Jack Miles<br>• |<br>• Procurement<p>The market for temporary and contingent labor is growing dramatically year-over-year -- roughly 7-10%, …

A New Way to Look at Paying Procurement

Related Content<p><b>George E. Krauter</b><p>Now is the time of the year when procurement managers are asked for plans to reduce "costs" for the year. Most MRO …

World Economic Forum

Lagarde warns of economic slowdown despite cheaper oil

The head of the International Monetary Fund, Christine Lagarde, said Thursday a sharp drop in oil prices and a stronger US economy would probably not …

Stock Markets

2015 will be about innovations in the logistics world

<i>Looking ahead to 2015, KPMG’s global head of post and express predicts that the New Year will be about co-operation and relationship building. Not</i> …

Top 10 Supply Chain Blog Posts for 2014

• shares<p>We pick up where we left off yesterday from posting the Top 10 Manufacturing Blog Posts for 2014 by page views from the Cerasis blog by …

The Secret Meanings Behind 40 Brand Logos

Look again at some of the logos from major brands. They may contain images or references that support the brand's message or product.

BBC Documentary Claims Apple Fails to Protect Chinese Factory Workers

Yahoo Just Made $68 Million In 2 Days

On Friday, the company nabbed another windfall when its spinout, Hortonworks, became a public company.<p>Yahoo retained a 17%-plus stake (7,572,174 shares), according to forms filed with the SEC.<p>The stock is trading at about $25 on Monday, well above the initial $16 IPO price, and is worth $189 …

Venture Capital

Apple Pay now supports the cards that make up 90 percent of credit card purchases in the US

Apple announces 'dozens' of new sign-ups for its mobile payment service<p>Apple has signed up a clutch of new banks and financial services for its mobile payment system Apple Pay, giving the company potential coverage of around 90 percent of credit card purchases by volume in the US. Alongside new …