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    1. Focusing in on strategic sourcing | by Kate Ferreira

      Explore MarketSqr Blog (May 21 2015)

      Focusing in on strategic sourcing | by Kate Ferreira

      Bespoke will be hosting the 2nd annual Strategic Sourcing event later this month. The event will be divided into seminar and workshop sessions on three consecutive days – 26, 27 & 28 May.

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      Mentions:   Africa   South Africa   KPMG

    2. Strengthening regional bonds - CIPS Africa MD Interview | by Kate Ferreira

      Explore MarketSqr Blog (May 21 2015)

      Strengthening regional bonds - CIPS Africa MD Interview | by Kate Ferreira

      Andre Coetzee is the managing director of CIPS Africa, a man who needs little introduction within the supply chain and procurement industry locally.

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      Mentions:   South Africa   CIPS   Andre Coetzee

    3. The need for inclusive thinking | by Dr Gerhard van Rensburg

      Explore MarketSqr Blog (May 21 2015)

      The need for inclusive thinking | by Dr Gerhard van Rensburg

      Our ability to deal effectively with different situations depends on whether e are able to appreciate and comprehend the full picture. But there is more to it: Not only does it help us to find the best possible or most effective esponse; more importantly, we experience life in a richer and more fulfilling way if we can broaden our insight with a sincere mind and heart

       

       

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    4. 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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    5. 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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    6. 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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      Mentions:   South Africa

    7. 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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      Mentions:   South Korea   China   Parliament

    8. 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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      Mentions:   Johannesburg

    9. 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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      Mentions:   South Africa   Gauteng   Pretoria

    10. 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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      Mentions:   Department of Trade and Industry   National Treasury   Rob Davies

    11. 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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      Mentions:   Australia   Brazil   Canada

    12. 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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      Mentions:   Parliament   KwaZulu-Natal   North West

    13. Telkom to nurture entrepreneurs through new full-spectrum programme

      Explore Engineering News (May 7 2015)

      Telkom to nurture entrepreneurs through new full-spectrum programme

      Information and communications technology (ICT) major Telkom on Thursday unveiled its new R100-million plus programme to incubate and develop starting up and existing entrepreneurs and small, medium-sized and microenterprises (SMMEs). The ‘FutureMakers’ programme would bolster enterprise and supplier business development at scale, offering SMMEs access to much-needed funding, business development opportunities, all-important access to technology, long-term support and mentoring and access to incubators and innovation hubs.

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      Mentions:   Microsoft   SAP   South Africa

    14. Government clear on implementation of B-BBEE Act

      Explore SA News (May 6 2015)

      Government clear on implementation of B-BBEE Act

      There is no confusion regarding the implementation of the Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment Act, says the Department of Trade and Industry (dti).

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      Mentions:   Department of Trade and Industry   Pretoria   Rob Davies

    15. PMI slumps to 45.4 as manufacturing activity falls to four-year low

      Explore Engineering News (May 4 2015)

      PMI slumps to 45.4 as manufacturing activity falls to four-year low

      The seasonally adjusted Kagiso Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) fell to 45.4 index points in April from 47.9 points in March, dragged down by a four-point decline in the business activity index to 40.6 – its lowest level since July 2011. Kagiso Asset Management research head Abdul Davids described April as a “tough month” for manufacturers, owing to the intensity of electricity load-shedding and, to a lesser extent, the large number of public holidays.

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      Mentions:   Kagiso   Abdul Davids   Kagiso Asset Management

    16. Assuring Supplier Risk and Compliance – a 21st century imperative | by Andrew Hillman

      Explore MarketSqr Blog (Apr 24 2015)

      Assuring Supplier Risk and Compliance – a 21st century imperative | by Andrew Hillman

      With increased regulatory scrutiny, continuing cost pressures, active investors, and a vigilant public, businesses today must have a clear understanding of the risks inherent in external business relationships.

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      Mentions:   Procurement Leaders Network   South Africa

    17. Shifting mindsets - an interview with Clover's CPO | by Kate Ferreira

      Explore MarketSqr Blog (Apr 24 2015)

      Shifting mindsets - an interview with Clover's CPO | by Kate Ferreira

      Shantell Mackay is the Group Manager for Procurement at Clover. Mackay says she took a roundabout route into the industry, via marketing and sales, security and risk management, until finding herself in performance and reporting in Transnet.

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      Mentions:   South Africa   Transnet

    18. People, not machines | by Paul du Toit

      Explore MarketSqr Blog (Apr 24 2015)

      People, not machines | by Paul du Toit

      In order to get the best performance from a machine, it should be well looked after, used mostly for the purpose it was intended and not put in hazardous positions that may damage it.

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      Mentions:   New York

    19. 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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      Mentions:   Africa

    20. 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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      Mentions:   Turkey   South Africa   China

    21. SA calls for Asian companies to partner with Africa

      Explore SA News (Apr 21 2015)

      SA calls for Asian companies to partner with Africa

      Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa has called for Asian countries with capital and technical expertise to partner with Africa.

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      Mentions:   Asian   Africa   Indonesia

    22. 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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      Mentions:   USA   Africa   South Africa

    23. 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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      Mentions:   England   CIPS

    24. 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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      Mentions:   National Treasury   Jeff Radebe

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