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    1. 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

    2. 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

    3. 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

    4. 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

    5. 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

    6. 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

    7. 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

    8. 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

    9. Green And Socially Responsible Procurement For Sustainable Development

      Explore Sniply (Apr 19 2015)

      Green And Socially Responsible Procurement For Sustainable Development

      Every organisation has responsibilities to the society in which it operates. Responsibilities to its clients and non-clients.

      These responsibilities including upholding the rule of law, observing the highest ethical standards and delighting the client.

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    10. Dutch parliament: Vendor dependence too high a cost

      Explore Joinup (Apr 16 2015)

      The Dutch government's lack of vendor independence is too high a cost for society, the Dutch Parliament concludes. The government should enforce its policy on open standards in ICT procurement and should also devise exit strategies - to reduce its dependence on ICT suppliers.

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    11. ERP is Not Enough!

      Explore Sourcing Innovation (Apr 16 2015)

      When your organization was sold its Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) solution suite back in the 1990s or 2000s, it was probably told that the ERP suite was the answer to all of its information management problems and it would be the last suite the organization would ever buy.

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    12. Preparing the way for more entrepreneurs

      Explore BDlive (Apr 15 2015)

      Preparing the way for more entrepreneurs

      Enterprise development expert says introduction of the empowering supplier status measure in the amended BEE codes will create new levels of opportunity, writes Stephen Timm

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      Mentions:   India   Brazil   Russia

    13. Has The Procurement-as-a-Service Era Dawned?

      Explore Procurement Leaders Network (Apr 15 2015)

      Has The Procurement-as-a-Service Era Dawned?

      Two years ago, Eva Wimmers, SVP of group procurement at Deutsche Telekom tolda conference in London that procurement had evolved over the previous 10 years from a service into a function. And yet today the buzz seems to be about ’Procurement-as-a-Service’ (Paas): this is where the value lies, they cry! Was Eva, a seasoned and very well-respected CPO wrong? Well no, of course not, because the evolution of a service economy coupled with the rise of strategic (rather than tactical) outsourcing since that time is creating a need for something quite different.

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      Mentions:   London   Procurement Leaders Network

    14. Chiefs should not bid for contracts in their localities

      Explore Ghana HomePage (Apr 14 2015)

      Chiefs should not bid for contracts in their localities

      A civil society group in Ghana has expressed concern about chiefs who bid for the award of contracts in their localities.

      The group said the practice had led to many breaches of Ghana's procurement principles, especially the principles of fairness.

      It, therefore, called for the amendment of the Procurement Law and the tendering process to include a clause that would restrict chiefs from participating in the award of contracts in their own jurisdictions.

       

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      Mentions:   Ghana

    15. How to Get Everyone in Your Organization to Act Like a Cpo - Beeline.com

      Explore Beeline (Apr 13 2015)

      Take your organization to the next level of performance by getting everyone to act like a CPO.

      Procurement and sourcing professionals who want to generate value and realize savings for their organizations have their work cut out for them, but it is possible to do it all. You see, getting everyone in the company to think like a chief procurement officer (CPO) will have a direct impact on your organization’s bottom line. Imagine increasing compliance, reducing risk, and realizing cost savings.

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      Mentions:   Ardent Partners

    16. Government Opens Online Tender Portal

      Explore South Africa's Amazing Stories (Apr 13 2015)

      Current and aspiring “tenderpreneurs” can view and apply for government tenders on a newly launched eTender portal, the National Treasury Department announced. eTender Publication, launched by the Office of the Chief Procurem...

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      Mentions:   National Treasury   State Information Technology Agency

    17. The War for Talent: When Innovation Becomes an Employee Branding Tool

      Explore 15inno by Stefan Lindegaard (Apr 12 2015)

      The war for talent is picking up again. More and more companies are starting to hire people for challenging positions and now we are starting to see examples of how innovation is being used as an employee branding tool.

      Talents are attracted to work places where they can be intellectually stimulated, have freedom to operate and thus the ability to make things happen and make an impact on smaller or bigger issues in the world.

      Will this impact on the procurement profession too?

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    18. Trusted Advisor, Agility Top Procurement’s 2015 Priorities

      Explore Sniply (Apr 11 2015)

      Being a trusted advisor means having an ironclad grasp of information. So it’s no surprise that procurement executives interviewed by The Hackett Group say they will invest heavily in learning everything about big data. Being seen as an agile performer means having skills many don’t yet have. And so, those same execs report they will renew training and development efforts to close these capability gaps.

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      Mentions:   Hackett Group

    19. DA: Marian Shinn says political meddling is apparent in STB tender award

      Explore Polity.org.za (Apr 10 2015)

      DA: Marian Shinn says political meddling is apparent in STB tender award

      DA: Marian Shinn says political meddling is apparent in STB tender award

      Political meddling is apparent in the final awarding of the R4.3 billion tender for the production of 5 million set-top-box (STB) and antennas that government will give to qualifying poor households as part of the broadcast digital migration process.

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      Mentions:   South Africa   Ernst & Young   National Treasury

    20. e-Tender publication portal launched

      Explore SA News (Apr 9 2015)

      e-Tender publication portal launched

      National Treasury has announced that the e-Tender Publication Portal, a single platform where tenders will be published, has been launched by the Office of the Chief Procurement Officer (OCPO).

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      Mentions:   National Treasury   Pretoria   State Information Technology Agency

    21. The importance of skills development and the new BBBEE Codes

      Explore Polity.org.za (Apr 8 2015)

      The importance of skills development and the new BBBEE Codes

      How will an organisation’s upcoming skills development submission impact on its future BBBEE ratings and what steps can be taken to maximise their scores in this element?

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    22. SA’s March Hsbc Pmi reaches five-month high

      Explore iol.co.za (Apr 7 2015)

      SA’s March Hsbc Pmi reaches five-month high

      Business activity in South Africa expanded at its fastest rate in five months in March as growth in new orders led to a rise in output for the first time since November, a survey showed on Tuesday.

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      Mentions:   Reuters   South Africa   Johannesburg

    23. New rules on cards for State entities

      Explore iol.co.za (Apr 5 2015)

      New rules on cards for State entities

      New legislation aimed at strengthening governance to ensure that all state-owned enterprises (SOEs) function more effectively and efficiently is on the cards, according to the Minister of Public Enterprises, Lynne Brown.

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      Mentions:   Johannesburg   Transnet   Eskom

    24. Tender flaws in spotlight at first open sitting

      Explore BDlive (Apr 2 2015)

      Tender flaws in spotlight at first open sitting

      THE Gauteng government’s first open tender sitting got off to a tense start on Wednesday when the provincial department of roads was challenged on flaws in its tender advertising and the vetting of bidders.

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      Mentions:   Johannesburg   Gauteng   National Treasury

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