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    1. Work with govt to simplify mining policy – Rossouw

      Explore Polity.org.za (Jul 1 2015)

      Work with govt to simplify mining policy – Rossouw

      JOHANNESBURG (miningweekly.com) – The time had come for the private sector to start making it clear that it wished to work with government to simplify mining policy and collaborate towards less regulation and greater implementation. “Step up and get involved in providing meaningful information and honest comment,” thought leader Mike Rossouw urged in his keynote address at the Renewables & Mining Summit in Johannesburg on Wednesday.

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      Mentions:   South Korea   South Africa   Johannesburg

    2. Financial Services Procurement, Sourcing, and Invoicing | Cloud Financial Services

      Explore Cloud Financial Applications (Jul 1 2015)

      Financial Services Procurement, Sourcing, and Invoicing | Cloud Financial Services

      Everything changed in 2008. Today, you have to step up your efforts for managing risk, handling regulatory uncertainty and fending off commoditization. You have to be agile and efficient to be successful. And a great place to start is with your own indirect spending. Coupa isn’t like your legacy purchasing solutions though. It replaces complex applications and processes with an all-in suite of spend management solutions, a flexible cloud-based platform and rapid user adoption.

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    3. CCoM: Janine Myburgh welcomes NERSA's rejection of Eskom's request for tariff increase

      Explore Polity.org.za (Jun 30 2015)

      CCoM: Janine Myburgh welcomes NERSA's rejection of Eskom's request for tariff increase

      THE Cape Chamber of Commerce and Industry welcomed the NERSA rejection of ESKOM’s request for another electricity tariff increase. “Eskom must now do what any other company in this position would do and that is to cut costs, even if it hurts,” said Ms Janine Myburgh, President of the Chamber. “Many private sector companies have had to introduce wage freezes and other measures like retrenchment to stay alive.

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      Mentions:   Eskom

    4. Supply Chain Collaboration: The Walmart Story

      Explore Supply Chain Nation (Jun 30 2015)

      Supply Chain Collaboration: The Walmart Story

      Customer demand in today’s consumer-driven, omni-channel marketplace is more volatile than ever. Yet the majority of manufacturers are still using outdated production planning methods, such as spreadsheets and plant …

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    5. Digging Deeper with Next-Generation Spend Analytics

      Explore cporising.com (Jun 30 2015)

      Today’s article is a preview of a report that Ardent Partners recently published entitled, Next-Gen Spend: Accelerating Procurement Performance with Data-Driven Strategies. The report is sponsored by GEP and interested readers can download it here. There may be no greater advantage for the modern enterprise than visibility.

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      Mentions:   Ardent Partners

    6. Gold recovers some ground

      Explore iol.co.za (Jun 26 2015)

      Gold recovers some ground

      London - Gold rose from two-week lows on Friday on caution ahead of crunch talks on Greece this weekend, although concerns over the longer-term outlook for the metal in an environment of rising interest rates capped gains. Greece failed again to clinch a deal with its international creditors on Thursday, setting up a last-ditch effort on Saturday either to avert a default next week or start preparing to protect the euro zone from financial market turmoil.

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      Mentions:   London   Greece   US Federal Reserve

    7. Heinz Suppliers Rebel Over Procurement Process Spend Matters UK/Europe

      Explore Spend Matters (Jun 25 2015)

      Heinz Means Unhappy Agencies - Suppliers Rebel Over Procurement Process

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    8. 8 Causes of delays in the Public Procurement process and how to avoid them

      Explore About (Jun 23 2015)

      Delays in public procurement result in waste of scarce public resources and poor delivery of public goods and services

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    9. Further e-Procurement consolidation as Perfect Commerce offers to acquire Hubwoo

      Explore MarketSqr Blog (Jun 11 2015)

      Further e-Procurement consolidation as Perfect Commerce offers to acquire Hubwoo

      Perfect Commerce has made an offer to acquire Hubwoo in a move that brings further consolidation amongst e-procurement providers. 

      This development is probably ideal for both organisations and breathes new life into the strong Hubwoo network while providing access to the Hubwoo business network for Perfect's customers. The combination of the two businesses will also offer improved geographical strength.

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    10. EU Procurement Directives Encourage ‘Buying Social’

      Explore Public Spend Matters Europe (Jun 11 2015)

      EU is also aiming at improving the economic impact that can be made by public procurement through Procurement Directives to encourage ‘Buying Social’.  Procurement from social enterprises has great potential to transform and develop economies.

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    11. Transnet joins Eskom in driving BEE spending

      Explore BDlive (Jun 11 2015)

      TRANSNET has shifted spending significantly towards black-owned companies in the past five years, making it and Eskom the most aggressive drivers of black economic empowerment (BEE). This comes against a backdrop of government urging state-owned firms to facilitate the emergence of black industrialists through preferential procurement. Transnet’s formula involves setting BEE or other prerequisites in all tenders and has become an example for other state-owned companies to emulate.

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      Mentions:   Parliament   Transnet   Eskom

    12. 3 Steps for Hiring Your Way Out of a Skills Gap

      Explore Recruiter (Jun 10 2015)

      3 Steps for Hiring Your Way Out of a Skills Gap

      A talent shortage is plaguing businesses across various industries – and the larger the company, the greater the problem. A recent survey from InformationWeek found that 88 percent of respondents at companies with more than 1,000 employees face a skills shortage, compared to 73 percent of respondents at smaller firms.

      Procurement is certainly one of those professions with a particular shortage.

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    13. Supply chain innovation is a double edged sword for sustainability | Guardian Sustainable Business | The Guardian

      Explore theguardian.com (Jun 8 2015)

      When rethinking business operations innovation is often hailed as a way to improve sustainability but changes need to be carefully thought through.

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    14. 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

    15. 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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    16. 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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    17. 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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    18. 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

    19. 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

    20. 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

    21. 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

    22. 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

    23. 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

    24. 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

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