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- Further e-Procurement consolidation as Perfect Commerce offers to acquire Hubwoo
- Strengthening regional bonds - CIPS Africa MD Interview | by Kate Ferreira
- The need for inclusive thinking | by Dr Gerhard van Rensburg
- How to get ahead: 5 key procurement skills for Generation Y | by Elaine Porteous
- Future foresight needed - 12th Supplychainforesight report | by Kate Ferreira
- Assuring Supplier Risk and Compliance – a 21st century imperative | by Andrew Hillman
- Shifting mindsets - an interview with Clover's CPO | by Kate Ferreira
- People, not machines | by Paul du Toit
- How contract management improves supplier relationships | by Rose Lee
- Setting Standards for Mining Sourcing - Anglo American Initiative | by Kate Ferreira
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.(Read Full Article)
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.(Read Full Article)
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.(Read Full Article)
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 Yet the majority of manufacturers are still using outdated production planning methods, such as spreadsheets and plant …(Read Full Article)
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.(Read Full Article)
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.(Read Full Article)
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.(Read Full Article)
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.(Read Full Article)
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.(Read Full Article)
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.(Read Full Article)
Supply chain innovation is a double edged sword for sustainability | Guardian Sustainable Business | The Guardian
When rethinking business operations innovation is often hailed as a way to improve sustainability but changes need to be carefully thought through.(Read Full Article)
Andre Coetzee is the managing director of CIPS Africa, a man who needs little introduction within the supply chain and procurement industry locally.(Read Full Article)
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
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.
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.(Read Full Article)
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.(Read Full Article)
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.
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.(Read Full Article)
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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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).(Read Full Article)
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.(Read Full Article)
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.(Read Full Article)