Analysis

SM Commodities Index - July 2019
Jumia's warehouse in Nairobi, Kenya. © Jumia
Divided opinion over the ‘Amazon of Africa’
Gareth Rhys Williams said there will be a focus on using the same methodology to manage contracts ©Leo Wilkinson
Learning to buy better to save public funds
Can the Sultan of Oman modernise the country?
What does a £1 bikini say about the fashion industry?
Tideway uses CompeteFor to encourage SMEs to bid to work on the Super Sewer ©Getty Images
How to partner SMEs for success
Garment workers in Bangladesh are often paid below the living wage – which audits don’t spot ©Clean Clothes Campaign
Auditing is not enough – we must do more
WSR schemes train tomato pickers in Florida (where the fruit is picked green for ease of transit) to understand their rights ©Getty Images
Buyer responsibility: a worker-driven revolution
“The moment I think everything has been thrown at us, something even more unusual pops up,” says Marc Dial. ©Cressida jade
Interview: Buying bat consultants and Tudor tents
In Japan the old ways still exist side by side with the disruptive influence of technology and innovation ©Getty Images
Lessons from Japan
JLP has over 5,000 indirect suppliers, from trolleys to trucks – including these new biomethane-powered trucks being rolled out over the next 10 years ©John Lewis
Case study: a new system to manage indirect suppliers
The village of Masuleh sits within the Gasht Rodkan Protected Area ©Getty Images
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