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  • From charity to social enterprise: when making money is doing good
    02 October 2017
    Social enterprises promise to do what business and charity alone cannot: but how do charities overcome the challenges of developing a money-making arm?
  • 'Stanley the rata' symbol of hope
    25 September 2017
    ‘He iti te kōpara ka rērere i te puhi o te kahikatea’. Although the bellbird is small, it can reach the crown of the kahikatea.
  • Transparency and certifications in ethical sourcing a key differentiator in the fashion industry
    21 September 2017
    The global textile and garment industry, including clothing, footwear and textiles, was valued at US$3,000 trillion in 2015, contributing vastly to the GDPs of countries worldwide.
  • Centre for Supply Chain Management (CSCM) Symposium
    21 September 2017
    On 6 September, The Centre for Supply Chain Management hosted a symposium addressing the themes of “Futuristic” and “Sustainability”. Our international keynote speaker’s presentation highlighted ways in which we should be directing cultural changes for the future.
  • Embracing diversity within the supply chain
    21 September 2017
    Cultural diversity within our supply chain services now plays a major part in the running of any successful business.
  • Securing the future of the supply chain
    21 September 2017
    As innovation continues to accelerate through automation and the adoption of artificial intelligence, businesses need to think about how to respond to these ‘disruptive technologies’ in order to remain competitive in a rapidly changing environment.
  • From the Director
    21 September 2017
    Welcome to the third edition of Supply Chain Link for 2017. We hope you are doing well and have found the time to come to some of our recent events.
  • Message in a bottle: an insight into the global wine and spirits industry
    21 September 2017
    On 26 July, CSCM hosted a field visit to Pernod Ricard Ltd at their Glen Innes winery and bottling facility in Auckland. Pernod Ricard was founded in France in 1805, born from from Pernod Fils, which initially produced absinthe.
  • Auckland Airport rises to meet future challenges
    21 September 2017
    On 1 August, CSCM hosted a very enjoyable and interesting evening, which was attended by more than 50 people. Keynote speaker Adrian Littlewood, CEO of Auckland Airport, gave a very informative presentation, followed by a Q&A session, with drinks and nibbles afterwards.
  • Centre for Supply Chain Management events
    21 September 2017
    The Centre for Supply Chain Management team is currently working on an interesting and informative events programme for 2017, so please mark your diary.
  • Foodstuffs: A Kiwi success story
    21 September 2017
    On 7 June, CSCM had the pleasure of hosting the General Manager Supply Chain of Foodstuffs North Island Ltd, Mr Vaughan Grant, who presented a genuine Kiwi success story.
  • Consulting projects expo
    21 September 2017
    The Centre for Supply Chain Management (CSCM) cordially invites you to attend an annual exhibition of the consulting projects that ISOM teams have been working on from March to October 2017 in ASB, BNZ, Hynds, KPMG, Middlemore Hospital and United Steel.
  • From the Director
    21 September 2017
    Welcome to our last edition of Supply Chain Link for 2017. I hope you have a marvellous Christmas and New Year!
  • $24,000 in prizes for innovative solutions
    17 September 2017
    The Solve It challenge, run by the Centre for Innovation and Entrepreneurship at the University of Auckland Business School, invited fresh solutions to gnarly environmental and social problems posed by three corporate sponsors.
  • Workers treated like 'modern slaves'
    11 September 2017
    University of Auckland Business School researcher Dr Christina Stringer is keen to see New Zealand prevent worker exploitation, as well as adopt a Modern Slavery Act.
  • Climathon invites Aucklanders to help shape city’s future
    05 September 2017
    Calling everyone who wants to help make Auckland New Zealand’s most vibrant, sustainable city.
  • The Business Course
    01 September 2017
    Sir John Key, celebrity chef and restaurateur Josh Emmett, and Business School Dean Professor Jayne Godfrey are among mentors taking turns pairing up with Business School students for a round of golf, teaching them a bit about ‘the game’ while playing the game over the space of six Sundays.
  • Self-beliefs shape what luxury means to us
    01 September 2017
    New research suggests our unconscious self-beliefs influence what we value in luxury items, and that rather than targeting particular kinds of consumers, marketers should shape our self-beliefs to fit with their brand.
  • The murky, illogical world of life on a benefit
    01 September 2017
    Hon Associate Professor Susan St John (Economics) reveals the dark, illogical world of benefits where even a loan may be called income.
  • Baby seals help in health care
    28 August 2017
    A University of Auckland study shows the seal-like robots - which make cute baby seal noises and go by the name of Paro - may have a key role to play in the care and wellbeing of New Zealand's escalating number of dementia sufferers.