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    1. Planning Software: Insights on User Satisfaction

      Explore Supply Chain Shaman (Jul 21 2015)

      Planning Software: Insights on User Satisfaction

      As a research analyst, I am studying things that are incredibly difficult to measure. The topics may sound easy, but they are not. In my research, I answer questions like: The answer to these questions requires the analysis of many factors. As a student of the social sciences, on this blog, I want to continually share insights to drive new levels of thinking. While each technology provider wants the endorsement of their approach, I remain independent.

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      Mentions:   Philadelphia   Lora Cecere

    2. DA: Geordin Hill-Lewis says irrational new tender policy only serves ANC’s narrow-based re-enrichment scheme

      Explore Polity.org.za (Jul 21 2015)

      DA: Geordin Hill-Lewis says irrational new tender policy only serves ANC’s narrow-based re-enrichment scheme

      The proposed amendments to the Preferential Procurement Regulations which govern the tender process to be followed by government are irrational and ought to be scrapped. I will today write to the Minister of Finance, Nhlanhla Nene, requesting him to withdraw the amendments with immediate effect.

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      Mentions:   South Africa

    3. Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon aims to make waves among local suppliers

      Explore supplymanagement.com (Jul 21 2015)

      Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon aims to make waves among local suppliers

      A series of supply chain events for suppliers wanting to get involved with the £1 billion Tidal Lagoon infrastructure project in Swansea has launched. The “awareness events” are aimed at introducing Welsh construction and advanced manufacturing businesses to tier one delivery partners of the scheme by Tidal Lagoon Swansea Bay, and for suppliers to understand what opportunities are available. The Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon project is being developed by Tidal Lagoon Power.

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    4. BEE gains weight in state tender proposals

      Explore BDlive (Jul 21 2015)

      GOVERNMENT tenders up to R10m will in future be evaluated only 50% on price and 50% in terms of black economic and women’s empowerment and other criteria, say draft regulations published for comment by the Treasury last week. The amendment to the regulations under the Preferential Procurement Policy Framework Act of 2000 has been an intense lobbying point for black business since they were first passed in 2011.

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      Mentions:   Pravin Gordhan   Helen Zille

    5. As BEE pressure ratchets up, attention turns to endgame

      Explore BDlive (Jul 21 2015)

      THE government and black business want to see a new wave of black economic empowerment (BEE) and are pulling the levers to get it started. But as the pressure ratchets up, the old debates are sure to arise: must firms continuously do new deals to maintain their ownership levels? Is BEE about redress and redistribution or about transformation? And what is the endgame for BEE in the economy? A new assertive phase of BEE kicked off on May 1.

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      Mentions:   Department of Trade and Industry   Transnet   Eskom

    6. Suppliers Are Key to Disruptive Innovation, Study Finds

      Explore MarketSqr Blog (Jul 20 2015)

      Suppliers Are Key to Disruptive Innovation, Study Finds

      Exclusive research among global sourcing & procurement executives finds an increasing focus on Supplier-Enabled Innovation (SEI).

      Procurement is a key enabler of corporate innovation thanks to the connectivity it enjoys with suppliers and key business stakeholders. These are the findings of Procurement Leaders research announced on Monday.

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      Mentions:   Jonathan Webb   John Paterson

    7. 3 Things that Keep Global Procurement Execs Up at Night

      Explore Buyers Meeting Point (Jul 20 2015)

      3 Things that Keep Global Procurement Execs Up at Night

      If there was any doubt that managing the supply chain is also an exercise in managing risk, just ask someone who works in procurement – particularly the world of direct procurement. These professionals patrol the front lines of the manufacturer-supplier relationship, overseeing their company’s purchasing activity, executing purchase orders, and working with multiple stakeholders to ensure the right materials make it to the right place at an optimal cost.

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      Mentions:   Gartner   Russia   SAP

    8. How company culture is changing spend management

      Explore Welcome to Business Review Australia (Jul 20 2015)

      How company culture is changing spend management

      Enforcing strict expense management policies is essential for companies looking to save on expenses but runs the risk of making employees feel disenfranchised and micromanaged. Companies that use technology to monitor staff spend can achieve better expense management without damaging employees’ trust. Matt Goss, managing director – Australia & New Zealand, Concur, said, “Businesses need to keep a close eye on expense-related issues such as taxes, labour regulations and return on investment.

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      Mentions:   Australia   New Zealand

    9. Fin24.com | Bidvest flushes bid from SAA

      Explore fin24.com (Jul 18 2015)

      An approach by an SAA director requesting that Bidvest transfers 30% of its aircraft-toilet-cleaning subsidiary business to an SAA-nominated black-owned small business has been politely but firmly kicked into touch.

      This seems to be a very similar request to that from Eskom to a number of service providers reported recently which may indicate a strategy from South African SoE's.

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      Mentions:   Eskom

    10. Visibility: What Does it Mean for Suppliers?

      Explore cporising.com (Jul 17 2015)

      Like category managers, suppliers need to have “eyes on” many different internal and external variables in order to maintain operations and keep serving their markets. Common market trends that the two must monitor include commodity levels, price fluctuations, commodity supply and demand, recent or future innovations, governmental regulations, and all associated risks, like legal, political, natural, reputational, etc.

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    11. Vendor Management: What Marketing Knows That Procurement Doesn’t

      Explore RFP Software Simplified (Jul 17 2015)

      Vendor Management: What Marketing Knows That Procurement Doesn’t

      Why should a CPO take advice from a Marketer?

      • The crux of Inbound Marketing is investment: genuinely understanding and caring about the needs of your target, and working to solve their problems and empower them.

      • Inbound marketing works because investment nurtures long-term relationships.

      • And it’s crucial procurement learn from this mentality, because too often vendors are treated as disposable rather than as partners worth investing in.

      Inbound Marketing can teach us 3 secrets of building those effective long-term partnerships.

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    12. How Companies Must Learn, Unlearn and Relearn

      Explore 15inno by Stefan Lindegaard (Jul 16 2015)

      “The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn and relearn.” What if we put this into the context of corporate functions and the rise of collaboration and the shared economy? Production / supply chain: Companies learned to make their products and services by themselves; then they unlearned part of this in order to become even better through outsourcing and supply chain systems.

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    13. The Unlikely Source of Your Next Big Breakthrough

      Explore inc.com (Jul 15 2015)

      The middleman just might be the vanguard of your next innovation strategy. It's time to reimagine the role of supply chains in our creative thinking. The truth is that the suppliers we all depend on are greater than the parts they provide. Supply chains are more than places where orders are fulfilled or materials are assembled. They are untapped sources of innovative potential and growth.

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    14. Three things you should know about big data and analytics

      Explore supplychainquarterly.com (Jul 15 2015)

      The terms "big data" and "analytics" are widely used but often are not clearly defined. The explanations presented in this Supply Chain Quarterly article is the best summary we have seen to help managers understand what these concepts really mean and how they can use them to improve their supply chains.

      This is not breaking news but we thought our community will benefit from this information.

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    15. Eskom asks suppliers for IP rights

      Explore iol.co.za (Jul 15 2015)

      Eskom asks suppliers for IP rights

      Further the the article from yesterday on Eskom's plans to take an equity stake in suppliers, the utility also has plans to take over intellectual property (IP) rights developed during the course of any work that its contractors are currently performing on its sites. The startling claims are contained in the minutes of what appeared to be a heated meeting between the power utility and three major industrial suppliers – Actom, Babcock and Steinmuller – that was held at its Megawatt Park headquarters on May 8.

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      Mentions:   Eskom

    16. Take or pay deals shield Transnet

      Explore BDlive (Jul 15 2015)

      THE pain of depressed export coal prices in the coming year will be cushioned for Transnet Freight Rail as it had signed up 95% of its coal volumes on "take or pay" contracts, Transnet group acting CEO Siyabonga Gama said on Tuesday. "We wanted to be at 98% but negotiations were tough," Mr Gama said at a presentation of the group’s results for the year to March.

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      Mentions:   Transnet   Eskom   Transnet Freight Rail

    17. Ailing Post Office owes clients a fortune

      Explore iol.co.za (Jul 14 2015)

      Ailing Post Office owes clients a fortune

      Johannesburg - The cheques are in the mail. Not. If you were waiting for the Post Office to pay you, don’t hold your breath waiting for the cheque: there’s a bit of a cash problem. On Monday Telecommunications and Postal Services Minister Siyabonga Cwele admitted to Parliament that the Post Office has thousands of unpaid suppliers and owed hundreds of millions of rand.

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      Mentions:   Post Office

    18. Survey reveals extensive 'perception gap' between procurement and stakeholders

      Explore supplymanagement.com (Jul 14 2015)

      Survey reveals extensive 'perception gap' between procurement and stakeholders

      UK businesses could be squandering budgets, using risky suppliers and spending without permission due to a lack of collaboration with procurement, according to research. A study published today by Redshift on behalf of Wax Digital questioned over 200 senior decision makers in finance, IT and sales and marketing departments, and concluded there was an “alarming chasm” between their spending behaviour and procurement processes and rules.

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      Mentions:   Wax Digital

    19. Eskom puts the screws on its suppliers

      Explore iol.co.za (Jul 14 2015)

      Eskom puts the screws on its suppliers

      Johannesburg - Power utility Eskom wants companies that do business with it to issue a 30-percent equity stake to it at no cost. In an unprecedented move, Eskom told a meeting of its boiler-serve contractors in May that the board wanted major industrial suppliers Actom, Babcock and Steinmuller to issue equity of 30-percent to it that would be held by Eskom Enterprises – otherwise known as Rotek, a wholly-owned support service subsidiary of Eskom.

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      Mentions:   Johannesburg   Eskom

    20. Muite wants KRA to scrap Sh1.2bn tender for automation - Hero Radio

      Explore Hero Radio (Jul 14 2015)

      Muite wants KRA to scrap Sh1.2bn tender for automation - Hero Radio

      LAWYER Paul Muite yesterday asked the Public Procurement Administrative Review Board to reverse the Sh1.2 billion tender to automate revenue collection. He said the Kenya Revenue Authority’s tendering process was unfair. The board is to rule today. Muite said his client Web Fontaine was unfairly denied the tender by Trade Mark East Africa, the company that undertook the procurement process on behalf of KRA and which is the lead financier of the project. The tender was given to Bull SAS.

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      Mentions:   World Bank

    21. Prasa ‘failed to hedge’ on locomotives deal

      Explore BDlive (Jul 14 2015)

      INADEQUATE foreign currency hedging in a contract for locomotives could have forced the Passenger Rail Agency of SA (Prasa) to pay almost R5bn instead of R3.5bn. The lack of hedging also means that the state agency will only procure 70 instead of the 88 Spanish-made locomotives it originally sought. Prasa is procuring 20 diesel and 50 hybrid locomotives from Spanish manufacturer Vossloh Espana, through a consortium, Swifambo Rail Leasing.

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      Mentions:   Prasa

    22. Oracle And SciQuest: When Market Need And Timing Trumps Corporate Development Models by Jon Hansen

      Explore Procurement Insights (Jul 13 2015)

      Oracle And SciQuest: When Market Need And Timing Trumps Corporate Development Models by Jon Hansen

      One of the most interesting aspects of the reports from multiple sources that SciQuest is in play, and that possible suitors include everyone from Oracle and IBM, to Workday is, why now?

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    23. Professionals task ACEN on efficient procurement process

      Explore The Guardian Nigeria (Jul 13 2015)

      Professionals task ACEN on efficient procurement process

      CONSULTANT engineers in Nigeria have been tasked to get more involved in the procurement process, if their call for transparency and accountability in the implementation of the document would make desired impacts in the country. 

      This was the view of the president of the Association for Consulting Engineering in Nigeria (ACEN), Dr. Temilola Kehinde, last week during an induction ceremony for its new members. This event was also tied with a lecture on ‘Enhancing the practice of engineering consultancy in Nigeria through an efficient public procurement process’.

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      Mentions:   Nigeria

    24. Do you really control the procurement process in your business

      Explore Adest (Jul 10 2015)

      Do you really control the procurement process in your business

      The amount of people involved in a manual procurement process makes it a difficult operation to control. Without control, visibility around the process is reduced and collaboration between departments becomes non-existent. These are key to preventing errors, improving processes and saving your business from unnecessary loss. So, do you really control the procurement process in your business? No? Well, there is a solution.

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