1. Recent Articles

    1. How to get ahead: 5 key procurement skills for Generation Y | by Elaine Porteous

      Explore MarketSqr Blog (May 21 2015)

      How to get ahead: 5 key procurement skills for Generation Y | by Elaine Porteous

      If you are one of the Generation Y (born between the mid-1980s and 2000) and have ambitions to get ahead in procurement, you can expect great opportunities ahead due to the retirement of the Baby Boomers.

       

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    2. Future foresight needed - 12th Supplychainforesight report | by Kate Ferreira

      Explore MarketSqr Blog (May 21 2015)

      Future foresight needed - 12th Supplychainforesight report | by Kate Ferreira

      Barloworld Logistics has released its 12th Supplychainforesight report. The annual report draws on surveys with procurement and supply chain professionals to explore issues and trends in the industry.

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      Comment Mentions:   South Africa

    3. Nuclear procurement process to commence

      Explore SA News (May 19 2015)

      Nuclear procurement process to commence

      The Department of Energy (DoE) will commence with the nuclear procurement process in the second quarter of this financial year, Minister Tina Joemat-Pettersson said on Tuesday.

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      Comment Mentions:   South Korea   China   Parliament

    4. SAA deal to open doors for black-owned businesses

      Explore iol.co.za (May 19 2015)

      SAA deal to open doors for black-owned businesses

      The Black Business Council has welcomed South African Airways’ pledge to make half of its R20-billion procurement budget available to empowerment enterprises by the end of 2018, saying this should lead to more opportunities for the successful businesses.

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      Comment Mentions:   Johannesburg

    5. Dti launches handbook to help business incubators

      Explore SA News (May 18 2015)

      Dti launches handbook to help business incubators

      An incubator establishment handbook has been launched to help improve the quality of applications for the establishment of business incubators in South Africa.

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      Comment Mentions:   South Africa   Gauteng   Pretoria

    6. DTI to focus on compliance as yet more products designated for localisation

      Explore MiningWeekly.com (May 11 2015)

      DTI to focus on compliance as yet more products designated for localisation

      The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) has announced a further set of product designations for local procurement by the public sector and has indicated that efforts will be stepped up during 2015 to improve compliance across all government departments and State-owned companies (SoCs).

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      Comment Mentions:   Department of Trade and Industry   National Treasury   Rob Davies

    7. McDonald’s SA suppliers showcased through new website to squash rumours

      Explore Polity.org.za (May 8 2015)

      McDonald’s SA suppliers showcased through new website to squash rumours

      Fast food franchise McDonald’s South Africa (SA) is continuing its transparency journey with the launch of knowourfood.co.za, a digital platform, supported by videos, detailing the ingredients used by the company, showcasing suppliers and manufacturing processes.

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      Comment Mentions:   Australia   Brazil   Canada

    8. DHS to review tender system

      Explore Polity.org.za (May 7 2015)

      DHS to review tender system

      Informed by its mandate to efficiently manage over R30-billion a year and deliver 1.5-million housing opportunities by 2019, the Department of Human Settlements (DHS) says it plans to review its often-criticised tender application and award system.

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      Comment Mentions:   Parliament   KwaZulu-Natal   North West

  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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