Michael Cai, Director of Operations and Supply Chain, at Décor Apparel, a global full-service apparel design and manufacturing company which has been engaged with SLCP since 2018, and has now adopted its use facilities in China, Vietnam, Bangladesh, Mexico, India and Kenya: “SLCP enables widespread sharing of one single verified assessment, eliminating the need for […]
Better Buying’s vision statement calls for brands and retailers to work together with responsible purchasing practices to achieve shared goals including profitability. Michael Levine, Chief Sustainability Officer for Under Armour, Inc., explains how purchasing practices and working closely with suppliers are key to delivering profitable growth and building resilient supply chains. As one of Better […]
“Words are one thing, but concrete actions – like partnering with Better BuyingTM – really help demonstrate to our partners that we’re ‘walking the talk.’” We talk to Pat Noonan, Chief Product Officer of Better BuyingTM subscriber SanMar Corporation, on how working with Better BuyingTM is supporting the company to live up to its motto, […]
“Brands and Retailers who source goods need to better understand the impacts their practices have on their suppliers and supply chains, both social and environmental. the spotlight on purchasing practices is only getting brighter with increased attention and awareness from consumers, investors, NGOs, and the media. The Better BuyingTM survey is a great tool for […]
“We want our suppliers to know that we understand our responsibility to drive continuous improvements, and the Better Buying Institute collaborative approach was extremely useful to strengthen our supplier relationships.” READ MORE
“It will become increasingly important for businesses to have a more collaborative, partnership-orientated relationship with suppliers. It is crucial that procurement practices enable this and Better Buying provides a simple solution to identify and monitor areas of improvement.” READ MORE
Our President, Dr. Marsha Dickson, highlighted the magnitude of financial vulnerability that suppliers are facing in the wake of the COVID-19 crisis as a result of their brands’ and retailers’ payment and terms practices, and the need to prioritize best practices as industry standards going forward. Click here to watch the webinar.