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We need more than anecdotal evidence

A couple of months ago I wrote about the problem of the declining quality of our raw material. It was an item that received a lot of comments, every one indicating that this was a worrying issue for the industry. 


Slow furniture sales in China

Sellers of furniture leather made in Europe who sell to furniture factories in China are finding the situation for business becoming very worrying. 


Zero visibility

A recent report in the UK by the Institute of Purchasing and Supply (CIPS) says that there has been big growth in corruption, incompetence and human rights abuses in supply chains across the world since the financial crisis. Equally worrying business leaders are twice as likely to say that their supply lines are transparent than the actual professionals who manage them on a day-to-day basis.