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    1. Sustainability network aims to help Tesco suppliers collaborate

      Explore supplymanagement.com (10 hours, 45 min ago)

      Sustainability network aims to help Tesco suppliers collaborate

      From January 2015, a single online sustainability community will bring together existing supplier networks with the Tesco Producer Network, which serves fresh food producers and the Tesco Knowledge Hub, which serves branded manufacturing and processing suppliers.

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      Comment Mentions:   Tesco

    2. Content is a Cornerstone of Compliance

      Explore Sourcing Innovation (16 hours, 23 min ago)

      In Friday’s post, we asked if you could solve the compliance challenge before it cost you tens or hundreds of millions of dollars. We noted that the biggest reasons for lack of compliance are lack of knowledge, policy, visibility, analysis, and procurement technology and the fixes are knowledge, policy, and appropriate technology.

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    3. Full steam ahead for resurgent Transnet

      Explore BDlive (Nov 23 2014)

      Full steam ahead for resurgent Transnet

      WOULD Transnet Freight Rail CEO Siyabonga Gama have joined the state-owned rail company if he had known how tough the job would be?

      These days, as Transnet posts massive profits and tonnages continue to rise, it would be easy to say yes.

      It has not always been this way, however. Transnet and its bloated, inefficient forebears have long been easy targets for being more about sheltered employment than providing a freight transport service that customers wanted

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      Comment Mentions:   Japan   Canada   Transnet

    4. Five things that will help you develop a circular supply chain

      Explore supplymanagement.com (Nov 20 2014)

      Despite the virtues of the global economy, production has now outstripped planetary boundaries and the environment is now contending with mass-scale pollution. Decades of effort focused on sustainability and corporate responsibility initiatives have struggled to make a difference. One area that could have a significant impact on our sustainability is how we think about “goods” and what constitutes a modern supply chain.

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    5. A working partnership to accelerate NDP progress

      Explore BDlive (Nov 20 2014)

      A working partnership to accelerate NDP progress

      THE importance of public-private partnerships is a prevalent theme of the National Development Plan. Such a partnership is already taking place at the very highest level between business and government with dedicated task teams working behind the scenes to tackle difficult issues of the NDP, says Leslie Maasdorp, CEO of education group Advtech who is extensively involved in the process.

      Progress is slow, concedes Cas Cavoodia in a presentation in August. Cavoodia, as acting head of Business Unity SA (Busa), is co-ordinating business’ engagement with government.

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      Comment Mentions:   Parliament   ANC   Pretoria

    6. Buying patterns of fresh produce suggest ‘local is still lekker’

      Explore BDlive (Nov 19 2014)

      Buying patterns of fresh produce suggest ‘local is still lekker’

      EACH year Pick n Pay procures about R40bn of fresh-food products from South African suppliers, David North, the group executive of strategy and corporate affairs at the retailer, said on Wednesday.

      Retailers are constantly striving for balance between having world-class global offerings without compromising local procurement responsibilities. Like consumers elsewhere in the world, South African customers prefer to buy a food product if it is produced locally.

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      Comment Mentions:   Tesco   Pick n Pay

    7. Procurement of local content goods a legal requirement – Davies

      Explore Polity.org.za (Nov 19 2014)

      Procurement of local content goods a legal requirement – Davies

      Trade and Industry Minister Dr Rob Davies reiterated on Tuesday that the procurement of goods that conform to local content requirements was not just a recommendation for State entities but a legal requirement.

      During a Portfolio Committee on Trade and Industry briefing, he noted that all organs of State were obligated to procure goods that were on the designated list and that conformed to local content requirements.

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      Comment Mentions:   Africa   South Africa   Johannesburg

    8. P2P: The Rewards Of Offering Suppliers A Choice

      Explore Procurement Leaders Network (Nov 19 2014)

      P2P: The Rewards Of Offering Suppliers A Choice

      When it comes to driving compliance and adoption of your new P2P system by your supplier base, you really don’t have any control at all. Suppliers are usually overlooked in this process, but the supplier represents half the transaction, and can easily say no to your new system.

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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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