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  • 6 Jul 2021 11:02 AM | Abbie Lunn (Administrator)

    Bezos steps down from Amazon on Monday - exactly 27 years after he founded it.

    Read the full article on BBC News here.

  • 2 Jul 2021 9:58 AM | Anonymous

    Additive manufacturing has the potential to allow one to create parts or products on demand in manufacturing, automotive engineering, and even in outer space. However, it's a challenge to know in advance how a 3D printed object will perform, now and in the future.

    Read the full article here on Techxplore Website

  • 2 Jul 2021 9:43 AM | Anonymous

    More than 200 high-profile women have signed an open letter asking for concrete action to tackle abuse on social media platforms.

    "It is really important that we recognise that abuse and harassment against women on social media platforms is widespread, and that it is one of the biggest barriers to gender equality," said Azmina Dhrodia, senior policy manager at the World Wide Web Foundation.

    Read the full article here on BBC News Technology Website


  • 2 Jul 2021 9:37 AM | Anonymous

    As the industry evolves at break-neck speeds, we have set a very ambitious programme of activity and we are calling upon industry professionals to assist us deliver this programme and drive other initiatives of great value to the industry.

    If you are passionate about global sourcing and want to help professionalise the industry, set standards, drive change and shape its future, then we would love to have you join our UK Council.

    Joining the GSA Council gives both individuals and their companies great visibility.

    Council members enjoy the following benefits:

    ·        To chair and speak at GSA events

    ·        To lead GSA workstreams

    ·        To judge GSA awards

    ·        To present GSA award trophies

    ·        To steer the work of the GSA

    ·        To shape the direction of the industry

    And of course, to network with industry peers. Please click here to view current Council members

    This year we are seeking Council Members who will actively support the programmes we are running to deliver our manifesto (please view summarised manifesto).

    We are seeking Council members for several positions and also there are positions available for those who propose their own ideas for a programme of change or development within the UK’s sourcing industry.

    All members are invited to nominate a colleague or self-submit and all nominees are voted on by the GSA-UK’s full membership base. Please click the link for the nomination form. You can nominate yourself for a number of different roles, but then only assume one.

    For more information on what GSA UK Council life involves, please join myself and the current Council online at 5.00 - 5.30pm on Monday 19/07/21, where we will be delighted to explain more about the work of the GSA.

    KEY ELECTION DATES:

    • Nominations open 2nd July 2021
    • Find out more. Meet the CEO, Chair and other Council members 5-5.30pm 19th July 2021
    • Nominations close on 28th July 2021
    • New Council announced on 25th August 2021
    • Next Council meeting 13th September 3.30 - 5.30. This aims to be a hybrid event. Physical venue TBC -  a placeholder will be sent to you for the meeting.

    I really hope you will consider standing – I can ensure you it is fun as well as highly rewarding. I am at your disposal if you have any queries related to the work of the GSA and / or the role of the Council

    Best regards,

    Kerry Hallard, CEO


  • 2 Jul 2021 9:30 AM | Anonymous

    Sitel Group®, a leading global provider of customer experience (CX) products and solutions, announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Sykes Enterprises, Incorporated a leading full life cycle provider of global customer experience management services, multichannel demand generation and digital transformation.

    Read the full article here on Sitel Group Website

  • 24 Jun 2021 3:58 PM | Anonymous

    The European Commission has announced plans to build a Joint Cyber Unit to tackle large scale cyber-attacks.

    Recent ransomware incidents on critical services in Ireland and the US has "focused minds", the commission said.

    Read the full article here on BBC News Website



  • 24 Jun 2021 3:54 PM | Anonymous

    Services like Netflix, Amazon Prime and Disney+ could face tighter regulation in the UK under government proposals.

    Read the full article here on BBC News Website

  • 24 Jun 2021 3:46 PM | Anonymous

    This arrangement is similar to another multi-year technology tie-up that Deutsche Bank announced in July 2020 with Google Cloud.

    Read more here on Computer Weekly website


  • 11 Jun 2021 12:13 PM | Anonymous

    SKWeston & Company will be joining Davies and, with our sights set firmly on US expansion over the coming years, they will be perfectly positioned to support our exciting and ambitious plans to expand the breadth and depth of our services globally.

    Read the full press release here

  • 10 Jun 2021 2:23 PM | Anonymous

    Officials in the UK's central government and public organisations, including local authorities, NHS trusts and police departments, have been urged to ensure wider benefits of spending public money are factored into procurement processes.

    Click here to view the Procurement Policy Note – National Procurement Policy Statement and here for the article on Supply Management website

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