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    1. Project to double capacity of Dar es Salaam port moves a step closer

      Explore supplymanagement.com (Sep 18 2014)

      Project to double capacity of Dar es Salaam port moves a step closer

      Project to double capacity of Dar es Salaam port moves a step closer with the signing of an MoU.

      The aim is to increase the capacity of the port to 28 million tons by 2020, compared with the 14.6 million tons handled in 2013/14.

      The aim is to increase the capacity of the port to 28 million tons by 2020, compared with the 14.6 million tons handled in 2013/14. - See more at: http://www.supplymanagement.com/news/2014/project-to-double-capacity-of-dar-es-salaam-port-moves-a-step-closer#sthash.zuBKKTKN.dpuf
      The aim is to increase the capacity of the port to 28 million tons ...
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    2. Rolling stock ‘will boost local manufacturers’, says Transnet

      Explore BDlive (Sep 17 2014)

      Rolling stock ‘will boost local manufacturers’, says Transnet

      Transnet Port Terminals CEO Karl Socikwa says the assembly of rolling stock will be beneficial for the development of the local manufacturing sector.

      Speaking at the South Africa Local Content Summit for oil and gas in Cape Town on Wednesday, Transnet Port Terminals CEO Karl Socikwa said the state-owned company had a significant role to play in driving economic growth and transformation in SA.

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      Comment Mentions:   Transnet

    3. Nestlé SA integrates African export ambition into R2bn investment plan

      Explore Polity.org.za (Sep 17 2014)

      Nestlé SA integrates African export ambition into R2bn investment plan

      Nestlé South Africa announced plans on Wednesday to invest a further R2-billion over the coming five years to grow its domestic manufacturing base, which would increasingly be used as a platform to supply into fast-growing sub-Saharan African markets.

      The Swiss food and beverage group, which first entered South Africa in 1916, recently emerged from a R3.5-billion domestic investment programme and the new project pipeline would be focused on areas such as coffee and infant-nutrition products.

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      Comment Mentions:   Africa   South Africa   KwaZulu-Natal

    4. Corruption a threat for eight in 10 African bosses

      Explore supplymanagement.com (Sep 17 2014)

      Corruption a threat for eight in 10 African bosses

      More than 80 per cent of chief executives in Africa say bribery and corruption is a threat to growth, according to PwC’s Africa Business Agenda 2014. It also found that almost a fifth of CEOs are tackling fraud by developing supply chain management plans.

      say bribery and corruption is a threat to growth, according to a survey.

      PwC’s Africa Business Agenda 2014 also found that almost a fifth of CEOs are tackling fraud by developing supply chain management plans.

      - See more at: http://www.supplymanagement.com/news/2014/corruption-a-threat-for-eight-in-10-african-bosses#sthash.jABD6bRC.dpuf

      say bribery and corruption is a ...

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      Comment Mentions:   Africa   CIPS

    5. Competition Commission finds no evidence of anticompetitive behaviour in ARV product market

      Explore BDlive (Sep 16 2014)

      Competition Commission finds no evidence of anticompetitive behaviour in ARV product market

      Commission finds no evidence of anticompetitive conduct from exclusive supply agreements between Aspen Pharmacare, Mylan Inc and its affiliates

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    6. SA aerospace manufacturers ink three-way deal with Airbus

      Explore BDlive (Sep 16 2014)

      SA aerospace manufacturers ink three-way deal with Airbus

      Agreement between Airbus, Denel Aerostructures and Aerosud Aviation an effort to increase South Africa’s competitiveness in the aerospace manufacturing industry

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      Comment Mentions:   Airbus   South Africa

    7. Phones 4u collapse 'classic example' of supplier relationship breakdown

      Explore supplymanagement.com (Sep 16 2014)

      Phones 4u collapse 'classic example' of supplier relationship breakdown

      Phones4u has gone into administration after contracts with EE and Vodafone were not renewed.  The collapse of Phones 4u (P4U) has been described as a “classic example of a relationship breakdown with a series of strategic suppliers ...

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      Comment Mentions:   IBM   CIPS   Vodafone

    8. Characteristics of a best in class CPO

      Explore supplymanagement.com (Sep 15 2014)

      15 September, 2014  The most successful CPOs “have highly developed interpersonal skills” and create an environment that “fosters the development of trust”. CPOs in ...

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      Comment Mentions:   London   CIPS

  2. Recent Articles for Social Media in Supply

    1. 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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    2. 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

    3. What Are The Benefits Of Using A Supplier Portal?

      Explore Procurement Leaders Network (Feb 24 2014)

      One of Procurement Leaders’ members is keen to learn more about supplier portals from the community and the scenario he posited gave insight into what can be a tricky area for functions.

       He posed a question asking for advice from members about whether they are using a supplier portal and if so, whether it was custom built. He also wanted to know the best version of xml to use, and any advice about the Global Upstream Supplier Initiative (GUSI).

       Whether the short term pain of introducing a specific new technology is outweighed in the longer term by cost and process ...

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      Comment Mentions:   Oracle

    4. Supplier Relationships take you to the top

      Explore MarketSqr Blog (Jan 29 2014)

      Supplier Relationships take you to the top

      We all want to be at the top of our industry. To achieve that we are today just as dependent on exceptional supplier relationships as we were fifteen years ago.  It as become a lot easier yet still only a few organisations get this right.  Consider the example of how Honda and Toyota started dominating the US auto market in the nineties.  Applying these principles are just as valid now but more achievable through the communication habits and tools at our disposal today.

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      Comment Mentions:   Toyota   Honda   Ford

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