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- Transformation: A reminder of why we are doing this | by Dr Robin Woolley
- 5 communication tactics for modern sourcing | by eSourcing Forum
- SCM textbooks for Africa - Sasol and PanAvest initiative
- Creating opportunities through supplier development | by Ahmed Patel
- The leader in you - aspiration and vision | by Dr Gerhard van Rensburg
- Bespoke supplier development event presents ‘new ideas and thinking’ | by Ahmed Patel
- CLM: Solving the challenge of visibility and access
- Thinking about TCO? Context is everything | by Dion de Gruchy
- Fleet procurement – A holistic approach
- ‘Sledgehammer approach’ not the only solution | by Dr Gerhard van Rensburg
In a world where technology rules, simplicity is key. The easier it is to use a piece of technology, the more it will be used.
We have been working hard to make MarketSqr easier to use and we are really excited to start sharing this information with you. We will share more detail in the coming days leading to our upgrade next week.
The imminent big change to our site also comes with a fresh new look. No more content pages that redirect and confuse you. We hope to bring you a clean cut website that makes navigation and interaction ...(Read Full Article)
UK government to introduce common principles for infrastructure procurement to promote best practice
The UK government is introducing new infrastructure procurement principles, for projects such as the Thames Tideway Tunnel, to address industry concerns about inconsistency.(Read Full Article)
A review has uncovered R34.9 billion (£1.9 billion) of “irregular expenditure” around public works in South Africa.
Issues that have been uncovered by the review included tenders not being advertised properly, a minimum number of quotations not received, emergency procurement used for non-emergency situations, lowest quotes not being selected, incomplete documentation and incorrect approvals.Issues that have been uncovered by the review included tenders not being advertised properly, a minimum number of quotations not received, emergency procurement used for non-emergency situations, lowest quotes not being selected, incomplete documentation and incorrect approvals. - See more at: http://www.supplymanagement.com ...(Read Full Article)
It seems as if this represents a real change from it being a privilege to do business with Unilever to it being a privilege for Unilever to do business with suppliers, especially those who share your values and commitments.
Read this inspiring interview with CPO Dhaval Buch where he discusses Unilever’s strategic approach to supplier relationship management and it’s Sustainable Living Plan.
Kellogg’s has announced a new commitment to enable improved productivity of 15,000 smallholder farmers in its agricultural supply chain, with a focus on rice, as well as support the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions. The company made the announcement this week at the UN Climate Summit held in New York. Rice is a staple food for more than half the world's population, and is grown by a number of smallholder farmers in several parts of the world.(Read Full Article)
African governance standards are gradually improving but there are warning signs of backsliding.
The Ibrahim Index of African Governance ranked Somalia lowest, coming bottom in all four categories: safety and rule of law, participation and human rights, sustainable economic opportunity and human development.
Mo Ibrahim, the Sudanese telecoms tycoon who founded the index, welcomed the fact that 13 of the 52 countries had improved in overall governance as well as political, social and economic governance over the past five years.
"Africa is rising but it’s rising slowly," he said.(Read Full Article)
Toshiba’s Westinghouse Electric Company on Monday launched an expedited review application in the South Gauteng High Court challenging Eskom’s decision to award a R4.3-billion contract to Areva, of France, for the replacement of steam generators at the Koeberg nuclear power station, in Cape Town.(Read Full Article)
How do you become a customer of choice?
Udesh Kaul, VP of global supply management at Delphi Electronics and Safety, told Procurement Leaders’ Boston Forum: "First, earn the trust of the suppliers."
But earning trust requires a disciplined approach to supplier relationship management.
Kaul said: "We see our suppliers as our biggest asset, and we help them by discussing our growth plans so they can grow with us. We bring our business leaders to discussions with suppliers."(Read Full Article)
Much confusion has followed an announcement on Monday afternoon by Russian state nuclear agency Rosatom of an “agreement on strategic partnership in nuclear energy” signed between the Russian and South African governments.
It seems though that the agreement is merely a framework agreement that may or may not lead to the procurement of the reactors from Rosatom. The agreement provides for the two countries to work together to develop a local nuclear industry.
Stimulating innovation is not as easy as it sounds. However, these ten guiding principles can help you and your public authority get on the right track.(Read Full Article)
Economic and social transformation in South Africa is an evolving and fluid issue, with the rules being written by, and through our actions. The revision of the Codes of Good Practice (RCoGP) governing B-BBEE is a reflection of some of this fluid nature over approximately the past seven years.(Read Full Article)
Not everyone has a knack for strong communication. We live in a technology-driven world where instant messages, emails, and text messages drive most of our conversations
A series of supply chain management books, aimed at assisting with executive supply chain management leadership development, will be published by Professor Douglas Boateng in partnership with Sasol and the PanAvest Group.
It is critical we approach supplier development “with the right intentions”. This was according to Mark Frankel, the CEO of Shanduka Black Umbrellas, a nonprofit company involved in the support of emerging black businesses through enterprise development.(Read Full Article)
If we would allow our emotions to take control of us in times of hardship or times of major disappointment, we would never be able to grow into people who can make significant contributions to society – however talented we might be.(Read Full Article)
South Africa's nuclear cooperation deal signed this week with Russia is part of a tender process that will involve other competing countries and is not a contract to build power plants, government officials said on Tuesday.
The Russian atomic agency Rosatom issued a statement on Monday saying that it had signed a $10-billion deal with Pretoria for the installation of 9.6 GW of nuclear capacity by 2030, to help Africa's most advanced economy cope with chronic electricity shortages.(Read Full Article)
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)
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)
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.dpufThe aim is to increase the capacity of the port to 28 million tons ...(Read Full Article)
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)
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)
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
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Agreement between Airbus, Denel Aerostructures and Aerosud Aviation an effort to increase South Africa’s competitiveness in the aerospace manufacturing industry(Read Full Article)