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    1. How to win a govt tender, according to govt

      Explore Polity.org.za (Sep 8 2015)

      How to win a govt tender, according to govt

      Downplaying criticism of government's public procurement and tender policy, Eastern Cape Treasury audit and risk management chief director Andries Louw has argued that small, medium-sized and microenterprises (SMMEs) are easily able to access the opportunities afforded through the public tendering system, if well versed in the basic requirements of the process and able to detect certain inherent procedural failings.

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    2. Should I Stay or Should I Go?

      Explore Supply Chain Management Review (Sep 8 2015)

      In the 1990s and 2000s, companies went to China out of fear of being left behind, not necessarily because they had made an informed decision based on data about the Total Cost of Ownership (TCO). Now it seems they are coming back for fear of being left behind again.

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      Comment Mentions:   America   USA   China

    3. Why Social Media Is a Key Element for the LEGO Success

      Explore Innovation Upgrade (Sep 6 2015)

      Why Social Media Is a Key Element for the LEGO Success

      I just read an interesting article in Jyllands-Posten, a Danish daily, on how LEGO requires that every employee who is representing the company through social media take a “social media driving license” – even on the executive level.

      One of the key reasons for this initiative also explains much of the success for LEGO. The company prides itself for a very high level of communication, internally as well as externally, and at the core of this, they have “the LEGO way”.

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    4. Who manages your tech procurement?

      Explore Home - Enterprise Times (Sep 4 2015)

      Who manages your tech procurement?

      Wax Digital survey shows that IT departments drastically over estimate their own importance when it comes to tech procurement.

      The survey showed that 32% of IT departments felt they had the ultimate authority over IT spend. The procurement department sees this differently...

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      Comment Mentions:   Wax Digital

    5. SA government tenders more accessible to businesses

      Explore MarketSqr Blog (Aug 7 2015)

      SA government tenders more accessible to businesses

      The new tender advertising portal from the South African National Treasury is starting to assist potential suppliers and service providers to government at all levels.  The portal went live on 1 April 2015 but it took some time for departments to start posting their adverts there.  This was refreshing news for all business people who aim to do business with the South African government.  The portal is now fully operational and there is no cost attached although the information is still far from complete and you may want to reply on an external notification service in the mean time.

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      Comment Mentions:   National Treasury   MarketSqr

    6. Planning Software: Insights on User Satisfaction

      Explore Supply Chain Shaman (Jul 21 2015)

      Planning Software: Insights on User Satisfaction

      As a research analyst, I am studying things that are incredibly difficult to measure. The topics may sound easy, but they are not. In my research, I answer questions like: The answer to these questions requires the analysis of many factors. As a student of the social sciences, on this blog, I want to continually share insights to drive new levels of thinking. While each technology provider wants the endorsement of their approach, I remain independent.

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      Comment Mentions:   Philadelphia   Lora Cecere

    7. DA: Geordin Hill-Lewis says irrational new tender policy only serves ANC’s narrow-based re-enrichment scheme

      Explore Polity.org.za (Jul 21 2015)

      DA: Geordin Hill-Lewis says irrational new tender policy only serves ANC’s narrow-based re-enrichment scheme

      The proposed amendments to the Preferential Procurement Regulations which govern the tender process to be followed by government are irrational and ought to be scrapped. I will today write to the Minister of Finance, Nhlanhla Nene, requesting him to withdraw the amendments with immediate effect.

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      Comment Mentions:   South Africa

    8. Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon aims to make waves among local suppliers

      Explore supplymanagement.com (Jul 21 2015)

      Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon aims to make waves among local suppliers

      A series of supply chain events for suppliers wanting to get involved with the £1 billion Tidal Lagoon infrastructure project in Swansea has launched. The “awareness events” are aimed at introducing Welsh construction and advanced manufacturing businesses to tier one delivery partners of the scheme by Tidal Lagoon Swansea Bay, and for suppliers to understand what opportunities are available. The Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon project is being developed by Tidal Lagoon Power.

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  2. Recent Articles for Social Media in Supply

    1. 5 Essential Tips For Staying Safe Online

      Explore Technology News and Analysis (Oct 17 2014)

      5 Essential Tips For Staying Safe Online

      The security of the internet is an on-going concern. Whether you're online for fun, or you're conducting business, there are all manner of pitfalls you may encounter. Issues such as viruses and malware are now widely known about, but these are far from being the only security issues to concern yourself with.

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    2. MarketSqr Supply Community ready to blow you away

      Explore MarketSqr (Oct 1 2014)

      MarketSqr Supply Community ready to blow you away

      In a world where technology rules, simplicity is key. The easier it is to use a piece of technology, the more it will be used.

      We have been working hard to make MarketSqr easier to use and we are really excited to start sharing this information with you.  We will share more detail in the coming days leading to our upgrade next week. 

      The imminent big change to our site also comes with a fresh new look. No more content pages that redirect and confuse you. We hope to bring you a clean cut website that makes navigation and interaction ...

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      Comment Mentions:   MarketSqr

    3. What has WhatsApp's sale told us about stakeholders?

      Explore supplymanagement.com (Mar 10 2014)

      What has WhatsApp's sale told us about stakeholders?

      Facebook’s acquisition of WhatsApp for a reported $19 billion (£11.3 billion) shows how procurement can get involved in high-risk high value projects, such as IT systems and major capital expenditure. Here are three points to inform your thinking: • Cost, price and value. The acquisition price of $19 billion has very little to do with cost because WhatsApp employs about 55 people and charges 69p in the UK for an annual service – it’s free for the first year.

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    4. Established Companies, Get Ready for the Collaborative Economy

      Explore HBR Blog Network (Mar 4 2014)

      Established Companies, Get Ready for the Collaborative Economy

      As more and more startups like Airbnb, Etsy and Kickstarter crowd into the space of the collaborative economy, big brands are starting to get in on the action, too.  Staples sells products developed on Quirky; Avis has acquired Zipcar; Walgreens has partnered with TaskRabbit for delivery.

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      Comment Mentions:   Canada

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