Francis Churchill
Supply Management

Francis Churchill is a senior reporter for Supply Management. @fpchurchill

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An artist's impression of what the Sutherland spaceport could look like ©Perfect Circle PV
Highlands spaceport to create 400 supply chain jobs
Eating the pods causes “vomiting, mental status changes, and respiratory distress” ©Alamy Stock Photo
Supply audit: Tide Pods
Few other resources are as closely tied to human history as cotton ©Valentina Razumova/AdobeStock
Global focus on… cotton
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The garment, textile and footwear industry is particularly at risk of automation ©DPA/PA Images
Automation could cause slavery risk to ‘spiral’
Joined up procurement could save construction sector £15bn
Walmart showcases minority-owned suppliers
Crossrail was praised for including procurement in the design process ©Crossrail Ltd
NIC calls for new way to measure cost of major projects
Defence spending should favour UK firms, says ex-minister
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