1. Recent Articles

    1. A Vision Of The Future : Omni-Channel Spend

      Explore Procurement Leaders Network (Mar 26 2015)

      A Vision Of The Future : Omni-Channel Spend

      The idea behind omni-channelling in marketing is that every product / market combination follows a unique set of characteristics in behaviour, location, interest and routine. Procurement is able to follow marketing’s lead by leveraging the available technological options.

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      Comment Mentions:   Ariba   Procurement Leaders Network   SAP

    2. Scalable procurement

      Explore Home - Supply Business (Mar 25 2015)

      In organisations where procurement expertise is limited there will be issues to resolve around how and when precious resources should be deployed. How should procurement staff maximise their contribution? What steps could be taken to promote consistent relationship and matter management approaches? How is ownership of actions and accountability for progress and outcomes established?

      This article discusses a model for ‘scalable’ procurement – essential considerations and its implementation

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      Comment Mentions:   CIPS   European Central Bank

    3. A New Online Course to Build Procurement Capacity

      Explore World Bank Group (Mar 25 2015)

      A New Online Course to Build Procurement Capacity

      World’s first Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) and blended learning programs for public procurement was launched in March 2014 and has seen more than 55,000 visitors. More than 4000 people have enrolled for the course. It is regularly accessed by users in 135 countries worldwide.

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    4. The Pressures Facing Procurement on EPC Projects

      Explore Procurement Leaders Network (Mar 25 2015)

      The Pressures Facing Procurement on EPC Projects

      The execution and operation of EPC (Engineering, Procurement, Construction) projects requires close collaboration between procurement and construction.

      For those who manage EPC projects, the ’E’ component generally is the most important, with procurement depending upon decisions made by engineering.The traditional setup dictates that engineering defines the project specifications and quality requirements essential to the successful execution of procurement. If engineering is not properly executed, then procurement fails.

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      Comment Mentions:   Procurement Leaders Network

    5. Why aren’t more procurement teams using capability assessments?

      Explore Procurious (Mar 25 2015)

      Why aren’t more procurement teams using capability assessments?

      This article is a call to action for procurement leaders to conduct a capability assessment and create a subsequent business-case for investment in team development, paving the way for improved staff retention, lower hiring costs, uplift in team performance and resultant value delivery. 

      There is a pressing need to develop and implement fact-based capability plans…

      In 2011 the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ACCI) conducted a survey entitled Employers’ Commitment to Training, concluding that only 80 per cent of employees possessed the skills required to perform their jobs

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    6. Gauteng (GP) transport department clamps down on corruption

      Explore SA News (Mar 25 2015)

      Gauteng Roads and Transport MEC Ismail Vadi says the province will only realise its vision of transforming the economy if it remains steadfast in fighting fraud and corruption. 

      “The provincial government’s vision is to transform, modernise and reindustrialise the province and to build a seamlessly integrated, socially cohesive and economically inclusive city region.

      “This vision can only be realised if we have an accountable, responsive, transparent and clean government that is committed to active citizenry and fighting fraud and corruption,” he said.

      The MEC said fraud and corruption will be fought in the departmental procurement and tender processes, applications ...

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      Comment Mentions:   Gauteng   Pretoria

    7. Why Telecom Expense Management (TEM) Remains a Critical Area for Today’s Enterprises (Part I)

      Explore cporising.com (Mar 24 2015)

      Business executives are often faced with a variety of challenges in their daily roles, including growing revenues, improving internal operations, and driving intelligence into the inner-workings of their enterprises. On the spend management side of the average company, specific areas sometimes warrant more focus and rigor than others…particularly when budgets are top-of-mind. For example, the [...]

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    8. Is There Any Room For Instinct In A World Dominated By Data?

      Explore Procurement Leaders Network (Mar 24 2015)

      Is There Any Room For Instinct In A World Dominated By Data?

      More and more business decisions are being made based on data analytics, but is this killing off a buyers nose for a good deal?

      Data is in vogue. It is being used everywhere and for everything. In sport every single thing an athlete does from their heart rate to their passing and shooting accuracy is measured and analysed while in business, and procurement in particular, the performance of staff, products and suppliers are all monitored and scrutinised to the nth degree.

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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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