Part 2 of the Source One video series examines the elements needed to build a successful relationship between sourcing and marketing. One important point Kathleen Jordan makes is that sourcing needs to communicate that it wants to help marketing by optimizing its budget, not cutting it.
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Utility costs are heating up on the back of rebounding economic activity and greater energy consumption, particularly by commercial building, encouraging the shift toward cost-efficient, sustainable energy practices. Energy consumption by commercial buildings, which includes office buildings, hospitals and shopping centers, has grown 69.0% from 1980 to 2009. From 2009 to 2035, the Energy Information Administration projects the energy consumption of commercial buildings will grow another 22.0%. Because they account for one-fifth of domestic energy consumption, commercial building owners and management companies are increasingly looking for ways to reduce consumption and save money in light of steadily rising utility costs.
Think Safety • More than 145,000 people work in over 7,000 warehouses. • The fatal injury rate for the warehousing industry is higher than the national average for all industries. • Potential hazards for workers in warehousing: • Unsafe use of forklifts; • Improper stacking of products; • Failure to use proper personal protective equipment; • Failure to follow proper lockout/tagout procedures; • Inadequate fire safety provisions; or • Repetitive motion injuries.