Tag: Manufacturering

How to avoid overpaying for optical transceivers | NetworkWorld

How to avoid overpaying for optical transceivers | NetworkWorld

Old habits die hard, especially when it comes to buying network gear and accessories based on long-standing procurement practices. While it may seem easier to sustain the status quo, doing so can expose you to undue costs created by manufacturer price-gouging practices. Case in point: Optical transceivers, which Gartner says accounts for 10 to 15 […]

Willy Wonka Strategy: World’s Top Cocoa Producers Strategize to Influence World Prices | Frontera

Willy Wonka Strategy: World’s Top Cocoa Producers Strategize to Influence World Prices | Frontera

According to the International Cocoa Organization (ICCO), the industry has a global surplus of 371,000 tons of the agricultural commodity (DBA) this season. Ivory Coast alone is on track to produce a record 2 million tons of cocoa this year. According to Dr. Owusu Afriyie Akoto, Minister of Food and Agriculture, the decline in the price […]

Falling cocoa prices threaten child labor spike in Ghana, Ivory Coast | Reuters

Falling cocoa prices threaten child labor spike in Ghana, Ivory Coast | Reuters

DAKAR (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – A drop in global cocoa prices threatens to undermine efforts to stamp out child labor in Ghana and Ivory Coast, the world’s two biggest growers, as falling incomes could force farmers to send their children to work, charities said on Monday. More than two million children are estimated to work […]

Pricing News Daily > 10/6/14

Pricing News Daily > 10/6/14

Pricing News Daily is a digest of top pricing strategy in the news, strategy expert and technology leader’s thought leadership, industry news and events, and resources for pricing professionals. This Edition is Sponsored by: Asia Pricing Professionals Asia Pricing Professionals (APP) is a not-for-profit community of pricing management practitioners. Our key objective is to raise the […]

As Cocoa Prices Raise, Manufactures Struggle with Pricing | ZUU online US edition

As Cocoa Prices Raise, Manufactures Struggle with Pricing | ZUU online US edition

The third quarter of 2013 cocoa prices were up by 21%. Hedge fund managers began making positive sounds and predicted a “bull” market for cocoa commodities. Bull markets indicate investor confidence and expectations for strong markets.  (Note: bull and bear is used to describe markets according to the way these animals attack their prey. A […]