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- Focusing in on strategic sourcing | by Kate Ferreira
- Strengthening regional bonds - CIPS Africa MD Interview | by Kate Ferreira
- The need for inclusive thinking | by Dr Gerhard van Rensburg
- How to get ahead: 5 key procurement skills for Generation Y | by Elaine Porteous
- Future foresight needed - 12th Supplychainforesight report | by Kate Ferreira
- Assuring Supplier Risk and Compliance – a 21st century imperative | by Andrew Hillman
- Shifting mindsets - an interview with Clover's CPO | by Kate Ferreira
- People, not machines | by Paul du Toit
- How contract management improves supplier relationships | by Rose Lee
- The threat of corruption in your supply chain | by Gareth Palmer
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.(Read Full Article)
Andre Coetzee is the managing director of CIPS Africa, a man who needs little introduction within the supply chain and procurement industry locally.(Read Full Article)
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
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.
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.(Read Full Article)
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.(Read Full Article)
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.
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.(Read Full Article)
An incubator establishment handbook has been launched to help improve the quality of applications for the establishment of business incubators in South Africa.
Explore MiningWeekly.com (May 11 2015) Preferential Procurement , Sourcing , Supplier Diversity , Supplier Relationship Management , Construction , Manufacturing & Automotive , Public Sector , Resources , Metals & Minerals , Transport & Logistics
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).(Read Full Article)
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.(Read Full Article)
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.(Read Full Article)
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.(Read Full Article)
There is no confusion regarding the implementation of the Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment Act, says the Department of Trade and Industry (dti).
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.(Read Full Article)
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.(Read Full Article)
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.(Read Full Article)
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.(Read Full Article)
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.(Read Full Article)
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.(Read Full Article)
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(Read Full Article)
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.(Read Full Article)
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.
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.(Read Full Article)