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    1. Work with govt to simplify mining policy – Rossouw

      Explore Polity.org.za (Jul 1 2015)

      Work with govt to simplify mining policy – Rossouw

      JOHANNESBURG (miningweekly.com) – The time had come for the private sector to start making it clear that it wished to work with government to simplify mining policy and collaborate towards less regulation and greater implementation. “Step up and get involved in providing meaningful information and honest comment,” thought leader Mike Rossouw urged in his keynote address at the Renewables & Mining Summit in Johannesburg on Wednesday.

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      Comment Mentions:   South Korea   South Africa   Johannesburg

    2. Financial Services Procurement, Sourcing, and Invoicing | Cloud Financial Services

      Explore Cloud Financial Applications (Jul 1 2015)

      Financial Services Procurement, Sourcing, and Invoicing | Cloud Financial Services

      Everything changed in 2008. Today, you have to step up your efforts for managing risk, handling regulatory uncertainty and fending off commoditization. You have to be agile and efficient to be successful. And a great place to start is with your own indirect spending. Coupa isn’t like your legacy purchasing solutions though. It replaces complex applications and processes with an all-in suite of spend management solutions, a flexible cloud-based platform and rapid user adoption.

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    3. CCoM: Janine Myburgh welcomes NERSA's rejection of Eskom's request for tariff increase

      Explore Polity.org.za (Jun 30 2015)

      CCoM: Janine Myburgh welcomes NERSA's rejection of Eskom's request for tariff increase

      THE Cape Chamber of Commerce and Industry welcomed the NERSA rejection of ESKOM’s request for another electricity tariff increase. “Eskom must now do what any other company in this position would do and that is to cut costs, even if it hurts,” said Ms Janine Myburgh, President of the Chamber. “Many private sector companies have had to introduce wage freezes and other measures like retrenchment to stay alive.

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      Comment Mentions:   Eskom

    4. Supply Chain Collaboration: The Walmart Story

      Explore Supply Chain Nation (Jun 30 2015)

      Supply Chain Collaboration: The Walmart Story

      Customer demand in today’s consumer-driven, omni-channel marketplace is more volatile than ever. Yet the majority of manufacturers are still using outdated production planning methods, such as spreadsheets and plant …

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    5. Digging Deeper with Next-Generation Spend Analytics

      Explore cporising.com (Jun 30 2015)

      Today’s article is a preview of a report that Ardent Partners recently published entitled, Next-Gen Spend: Accelerating Procurement Performance with Data-Driven Strategies. The report is sponsored by GEP and interested readers can download it here. There may be no greater advantage for the modern enterprise than visibility.

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      Comment Mentions:   Ardent Partners

    6. Gold recovers some ground

      Explore iol.co.za (Jun 26 2015)

      Gold recovers some ground

      London - Gold rose from two-week lows on Friday on caution ahead of crunch talks on Greece this weekend, although concerns over the longer-term outlook for the metal in an environment of rising interest rates capped gains. Greece failed again to clinch a deal with its international creditors on Thursday, setting up a last-ditch effort on Saturday either to avert a default next week or start preparing to protect the euro zone from financial market turmoil.

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      Comment Mentions:   London   Greece   US Federal Reserve

    7. Heinz Suppliers Rebel Over Procurement Process Spend Matters UK/Europe

      Explore Spend Matters (Jun 25 2015)

      Heinz Means Unhappy Agencies - Suppliers Rebel Over Procurement Process

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    8. 8 Causes of delays in the Public Procurement process and how to avoid them

      Explore About (Jun 23 2015)

      Delays in public procurement result in waste of scarce public resources and poor delivery of public goods and services

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  2. Recent Articles for Social Media in Supply

    1. 3 Ways to Get your Suppliers to Help you Innovate | Entrepreneur

      Explore Entrepreneur Magazine (May 21 2015)

      How can your organisation act in ways that make your important suppliers more willing to engage in joint innovation? It is about your behaviour and the level of trust and sharing with suppliers.

      Collaborating with your key suppliers can fuel your growth, differentiate your products and improve speed to market. They have great innovation potential, because they know what is important to you, their customer.

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    2. 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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    3. 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

    4. 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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