1. All Articles

    1-24 of 4564 // 1 2 3 4 ... 189 190 191 »
    1. State ships ‘to have 60% local content’

      Explore BDlive (Sep 22 2014)

      State ships ‘to have 60% local content’

      New legislation will stimulate industry and protect it from international competitors that have lower wage rate.

      On August 21, the South African Department of Trade and Industry issued an instruction that any future shipbuilding for the state or state-affiliated organisations must have 60% local content, Southern African Shipyards marketing GM Charles Maher said.

      (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   India   Brazil   China

    2. Open Innovation and Crowdsourcing in Emerging Countries

      Explore 15inno by Stefan Lindegaard (Sep 21 2014)

      Open Innovation and Crowdsourcing in Emerging Countries

      Many companies around the world know the benefits of open innovation and crowdsourcing with speed and diversity being the most important ones.

      The combination of the two can enable companies that are successful with open innovation to bring better products and services to market faster than their competitors. This is a position that every CEO craves for as this can help develop strong and sustainable competitive advantages.

      (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Brazil

    3. Project to double capacity of Dar es Salaam port moves a step closer

      Explore supplymanagement.com (Sep 18 2014)

      Project to double capacity of Dar es Salaam port moves a step closer

      Project to double capacity of Dar es Salaam port moves a step closer with the signing of an MoU.

      The aim is to increase the capacity of the port to 28 million tons by 2020, compared with the 14.6 million tons handled in 2013/14.

      The aim is to increase the capacity of the port to 28 million tons by 2020, compared with the 14.6 million tons handled in 2013/14. - See more at: http://www.supplymanagement.com/news/2014/project-to-double-capacity-of-dar-es-salaam-port-moves-a-step-closer#sthash.zuBKKTKN.dpuf
      The aim is to increase the capacity of the port to 28 million tons ...
      (Read Full Article)

    4. Rolling stock ‘will boost local manufacturers’, says Transnet

      Explore BDlive (Sep 17 2014)

      Rolling stock ‘will boost local manufacturers’, says Transnet

      Transnet Port Terminals CEO Karl Socikwa says the assembly of rolling stock will be beneficial for the development of the local manufacturing sector.

      Speaking at the South Africa Local Content Summit for oil and gas in Cape Town on Wednesday, Transnet Port Terminals CEO Karl Socikwa said the state-owned company had a significant role to play in driving economic growth and transformation in SA.

      (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Transnet

    5. Nestlé SA integrates African export ambition into R2bn investment plan

      Explore Polity.org.za (Sep 17 2014)

      Nestlé SA integrates African export ambition into R2bn investment plan

      Nestlé South Africa announced plans on Wednesday to invest a further R2-billion over the coming five years to grow its domestic manufacturing base, which would increasingly be used as a platform to supply into fast-growing sub-Saharan African markets.

      The Swiss food and beverage group, which first entered South Africa in 1916, recently emerged from a R3.5-billion domestic investment programme and the new project pipeline would be focused on areas such as coffee and infant-nutrition products.

      (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Africa   South Africa   KwaZulu-Natal

    6. Corruption a threat for eight in 10 African bosses

      Explore supplymanagement.com (Sep 17 2014)

      Corruption a threat for eight in 10 African bosses

      More than 80 per cent of chief executives in Africa say bribery and corruption is a threat to growth, according to PwC’s Africa Business Agenda 2014. It also found that almost a fifth of CEOs are tackling fraud by developing supply chain management plans.

      say bribery and corruption is a threat to growth, according to a survey.

      PwC’s Africa Business Agenda 2014 also found that almost a fifth of CEOs are tackling fraud by developing supply chain management plans.

      - See more at: http://www.supplymanagement.com/news/2014/corruption-a-threat-for-eight-in-10-african-bosses#sthash.jABD6bRC.dpuf

      say bribery and corruption is a ...

      (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Africa   CIPS

    7. Competition Commission finds no evidence of anticompetitive behaviour in ARV product market

      Explore BDlive (Sep 16 2014)

      Competition Commission finds no evidence of anticompetitive behaviour in ARV product market

      Commission finds no evidence of anticompetitive conduct from exclusive supply agreements between Aspen Pharmacare, Mylan Inc and its affiliates

      (Read Full Article)

    8. SA aerospace manufacturers ink three-way deal with Airbus

      Explore BDlive (Sep 16 2014)

      SA aerospace manufacturers ink three-way deal with Airbus

      Agreement between Airbus, Denel Aerostructures and Aerosud Aviation an effort to increase South Africa’s competitiveness in the aerospace manufacturing industry

      (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Airbus   South Africa

    9. Procurement delivers seven times return on investment, says CIPS

      Explore supplymanagement.com (Sep 16 2014)

      A study conducted by AT Kearney, the Institute for Supply Management (ISM) and CIPS found leading teams generate almost £1 million in financial benefits per procurement employee each year. Building the ...

      (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Institute for Supply Management   CIPS   David Noble

    10. Phones 4u collapse 'classic example' of supplier relationship breakdown

      Explore supplymanagement.com (Sep 16 2014)

      Phones 4u collapse 'classic example' of supplier relationship breakdown

      Phones4u has gone into administration after contracts with EE and Vodafone were not renewed.  The collapse of Phones 4u (P4U) has been described as a “classic example of a relationship breakdown with a series of strategic suppliers ...

      (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   IBM   CIPS   Vodafone

    11. Characteristics of a best in class CPO

      Explore supplymanagement.com (Sep 15 2014)

      15 September, 2014  The most successful CPOs “have highly developed interpersonal skills” and create an environment that “fosters the development of trust”. CPOs in ...

      (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   London   CIPS

    12. How Crowdsourcing Becomes an Innovation Engine: 6 Rules to Follow

      Explore 15inno by Stefan Lindegaard (Sep 12 2014)

      How Crowdsourcing Becomes an Innovation Engine: 6 Rules to Follow

      At Novozymes, an industrial bio-tech company, internal crowdsourcing is an important means to engage the employees in the creative process. The crowdsourcing campaigns have proved to be very successful with high engagement levels and many qualified proposals, some of which even led to patent applications. This is what we have experienced of do’s and don’ts when it comes to achieving successful crowdsourcing.

      How Crowdsourcing Becomes an Innovation Engine – 6 Rules to Follow

      (Read Full Article)

    13. DTI says flouting of localisation rules is ‘irregular expenditure’

      Explore Polity.org.za (Sep 12 2014)

      DTI says flouting of localisation rules is ‘irregular expenditure’

      The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) aims to improve the enforcement of localisation by having the Auditor General flag as “irregular expenditure” any flouting of buy-local procurement rules by government departments and State-owned companies.

      Preferential Procurement Policy Framework Act regulations came into force on December 7, 2011, empowering the DTI to ‘designate’ the products that should be sourced locally.

      (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   South Africa   Department of Trade and Industry   Rob Davies

    14. Winners CIPS Supply Management Awards 2014

      Explore CIPS Supply Management Awards (Sep 12 2014)

      Winners CIPS Supply Management Awards 2014

      The winners of the CIPS Supply Management Awards 2014 were announced on 11 September.  The even took place at the Grosvenor House Hotel, Park Lane, London.

      Take a look at the category winners and runners up.

       

      (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   CIPS

    15. Gaining An Insight On The Underlying Drivers Of Cost

      Explore Procurement Leaders Network (Sep 11 2014)

      Gaining An Insight On The Underlying Drivers Of Cost

      Gaining cost transparency is a critical aspect of any negotiation or category planning exercise. It is understanding which cost drivers can be influenced by procurement that informs us which lever should be applied and whether or not the objective is cost reduction.

      Achieving cost transparency for physical products can be achieved by teardowns aimed at identifying the type and quantity of raw materials and components – often a lengthy process, but a reliable route to better understanding the underlying drivers of cost.

      (Read Full Article)

    16. Govt outlines gains in fight against State corruption following SIU probes

      Explore Engineering News (Sep 10 2014)

      Govt outlines gains in fight against State corruption following SIU probes

      Minister in the Presidency Jeff Radebe said on Monday that government had made “great” progress in countering corruption within State institutions, noting that President Jacob Zuma had, since 2009, signed 36 proclamations authorising the Special Investigating Unit (SIU) to probe departments and entities in the three spheres of government as well as State-owned enterprises.

      (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Sabc   Jacob Zuma   Jeff Radebe

    17. Preference for small business not productive

      Explore BDlive (Sep 9 2014)

      Preference for small business not productive

      SA’s small-business policy is like a mother feeding a baby with one hand and throttling it with the other. Small business is big business, if new Small Business Development Minister Lindiwe Zulu is taken seriously. But will her department be another costly farce? What small business needs is not rocket science. Nor is that which makes it almost impossible for her to succeed: all of her Cabinet colleagues and most departments and agencies contribute to a relentless tsunami of anti-small-business measures.

      Meaningless promises of red-tape reduction have been made repeatedly by President Jacob Zuma and the worst-offending ministries: finance ...

      (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Jacob Zuma

    18. Putting the “Supply” in Supply Networks

      Explore Supply Chain Management Review (Sep 9 2014)

      Putting the “Supply” in Supply Networks

      Drawing from the results of a quantitative research study conducted by Spend Matters and the Institute of Supply Management, this two-part report discusses why meeting demand requires Supply Management 2.0: fluid collaboration between companies and their external network partners in a multi-tier and multilevel fashion that orchestrates both process and information silos.

      (Read Full Article)

    19. The Best P2P is Collaborative

      Explore cporising.com (Sep 9 2014)

      It’s said that “a rising tide lifts all boats.” This is particularly true when it comes to standardizing and streamlining business processes; greater coordination between stakeholders results in situations where everyone the process touches wins in some way. This truth also extends to the procure-to-pay (P2P) process, which when improved accrues benefits to both internal [...]

      (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Ardent Partners

    20. South Africa Q2 current account deficit widens to 6.2% of GDP

      Explore Polity.org.za (Sep 9 2014)

      South Africa Q2 current account deficit widens to 6.2% of GDP

      The shortfall on South Africa's current account widened more than expected to 6.2% of GDP in the second quarter of the year from a shortfall of 4.5% previously, hit by prolonged strikes and lower global demand, the central bank said on Tuesday. Economists had expected a 5.45% gap.

      In its latest quarterly bulletin, the South African Reserve Bank (SARB) said declining commodity prices also severely dented the country's export performance in the quarter.

      (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   India   Asia   South Africa

    21. The Amended BEE Codes and the Construction Sector. What Next?

      Explore Polity.org.za (Sep 9 2014)

      The Amended BEE Codes and the Construction Sector. What Next?

      With the original B-BBEE Codes released in 2007, the BEE Act allows various industry sectors to issue their own sector codes. Nine sectors, including construction, have their own codes and the Construction Sector Codes were issued in June 2009.

      This implies that anyone in the construction sector must follow the construction codes. The construction codes apply to any business involved in “construction related activities”.

      (Read Full Article)

    22. MasterCard & Basware create new platform to speed-up supply chain payments

      Explore Procurious (Sep 8 2014)

      MasterCard & Basware create new platform to speed-up supply chain payments
      • Basware has the largest electronic invoicing network in the world — one million organizations generating 80 million transactions a year, worth $500 billion, and growing at 50 per cent annually. MasterCard has one of the largest payment networks, and it is fully global.  They’ve joined forces and created Basware Pay.
      • The solution connects buyer’s and supplier’s payment processes through the Basware Commerce Network which provides an open and interoperable network that only authenticated buyers and sellers can use. Once the invoice is approved by the buyer it becomes available for payment through a virtual MasterCard account number.
      (Read Full Article)

    23. Fundamentals for dealing with engineers

      Explore Procurement Leaders Network (Sep 8 2014)

      Fundamentals for dealing with engineers

      Successful executives in any firm are those who can win the trust of others and then capitalize on that trust to collaborate on projects. Those who do that achieve their own objectives while helping their colleagues achieve their objectives. Some might call efforts to win trust nothing but politics. Maybe it is. But, no function requires such trust building and collaboration (and politicking) more than procurement

      (Read Full Article)

    24. Eskom signs Koeberg steam generators contract

      Explore SA News (Sep 7 2014)

      Power parastatal Eskom has signed a contract that will see the replacement of steam generators at the Koeberg nuclear power plant, it confirmed.

      “Eskom is pleased to announce that the contract between it and Areva NP was signed on Friday,” said Eskom on Saturday.

      The signing of the contract comes as Westinghouse Electric, a manufacturing company, withdrew its high court application to interdict Eskom. Westinghouse had filed an urgent application to the court in order to see documentation relating to Eskom’s awarding of the R4 billion tender.

      (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Johannesburg   Eskom   Pretoria

    1-24 of 4564 // 1 2 3 4 ... 189 190 191 »