1. Recent Articles

    1. How contract management improves supplier relationships | by Rose Lee

      Explore MarketSqr Blog (Apr 24 2015)

      How contract management improves supplier relationships | by Rose Lee

      According to Gallup, supplier relationships are among the most overlooked but most important connections a business can have. Being a “customer of choice” can help mitigate risk, lower costs, and spur innovation.

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      Comment Mentions:   Africa

    2. The threat of corruption in your supply chain | by Gareth Palmer

      Explore MarketSqr Blog (Apr 24 2015)

      The threat of corruption in your supply chain | by Gareth Palmer

      Research from the United Nations (UN) has shown that corruption is exacting a high cost the world over. By distorting markets, stifling economic growth and undermining laws, it equates to more than 5% of the world's GDP.

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      Comment Mentions:   Turkey   South Africa   China

    3. Africa: The Birth of Africa's Francophone Start-Up Ecosystem - the Realities of Different Cultural Heritages

      Explore allAfrica.com (Apr 20 2015)

      Africa: The Birth of Africa's Francophone Start-Up Ecosystem - the Realities of Different Cultural Heritages

      African Francophone start-up culture has been slower to take off than in Anglophone countries. The roots of the explanation for why this might be the case are a mixture of cultural and economic. Russell Southwood talks to those involved in the Francophone start-up ecosystem and tries to figure what's happening

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      Comment Mentions:   USA   Africa   South Africa

    4. Retaining staff is as important as recruitment, CPOs told

      Explore supplymanagement.com (Apr 20 2015)

      Retaining staff is as important as recruitment, CPOs told

      John Glen, CIPS economist and senior lecturer in economics at Cranfield School of Management, says the labour market for procurement professionals is "incredibly tight". © Rafael Bastos Retaining procurement professionals is as important as recruiting them, an event was told.

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      Comment Mentions:   England   CIPS

    5. Government: Unit to oversee payment of bills

      Explore iol.co.za (Apr 20 2015)

      The cabinet had approved the establishment of a special unit to assist national and provincial government departments to pay their bills on time, Minister in the Presidency Jeff Radebe announced on Friday.

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      THE CABINET had approved the establishment of a special unit to assist national and provincial government departments to pay their bills on time, Minister in the Presidency Jeff Radebe announced on Friday.

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      Comment Mentions:   National Treasury   Jeff Radebe

    6. Green And Socially Responsible Procurement For Sustainable Development

      Explore Sniply (Apr 19 2015)

      Green And Socially Responsible Procurement For Sustainable Development

      Every organisation has responsibilities to the society in which it operates. Responsibilities to its clients and non-clients.

      These responsibilities including upholding the rule of law, observing the highest ethical standards and delighting the client.

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    7. Dutch parliament: Vendor dependence too high a cost

      Explore Joinup (Apr 16 2015)

      The Dutch government's lack of vendor independence is too high a cost for society, the Dutch Parliament concludes. The government should enforce its policy on open standards in ICT procurement and should also devise exit strategies - to reduce its dependence on ICT suppliers.

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    8. ERP is Not Enough!

      Explore Sourcing Innovation (Apr 16 2015)

      When your organization was sold its Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) solution suite back in the 1990s or 2000s, it was probably told that the ERP suite was the answer to all of its information management problems and it would be the last suite the organization would ever buy.

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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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