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This has been cross-posted from procurement.world. Last December, the Boston-based PR agency, Corporate Ink, published an article about the impact of the millennial generation on modern supply chain trends. If you haven't heard of it, "millennial" is a demographic term for the young and tech-savvy, most commonly born in the 90s, who can't remember a time without a home internet connection. As an important consumer and professional group, the values of this generation have a massive impact on the business world. Older millennials are already moving into middle management in more established corporations or C-level in start-ups. The article identified four key impacts of millennial consumers on mostly B2C supply chain, but this also really strikes a chord when looking at overall supply chain and procurement trends, even away from the world of retail and B2C. And we ca... (more)

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I sat down with Michael Rösch, COO of POOL4TOOL, to chat about cloud computing. With a lot of buzz about the impact of the cloud on business, it was a chance to get a perspective, as well as a few hints and tips, from someone who has been at the coalface of procurement cloud services for the past 15 years. Michael has been at POOL4TOOL since 2000, becoming COO in 2012, and has worked on projects with German giants like Behr, Hansgrohe, Heidelberger Printing Presses, Carl Zeiss and ThyssenKrupp Presta in that time. Charlotte: The burgeoning benefits of cloud computing to business... (more)