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Industry Groups: Construction, Defence & Aerospace, Education, Financial Services, Healthcare, Manufacturing & Automotive, Public Sector, Resources, Retail & CPG/FMCG, Utilities
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Procurement People: Careers, Leadership, People on the move, Talent Management
- 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
- The threat of corruption in your supply chain | by Gareth Palmer
- Setting Standards for Mining Sourcing - Anglo American Initiative | by Kate Ferreira
- Is Procurement About More Than Managing Risk and Cost? | by Gareth Palmer
- Calculating Procurement Savings – Strategic Procurement | by Dion de Gruchy
- From Being a Problem Fixer to Being a Community Builder | by Dr Gerhard van Rensburg
- Presentations: 7 ways to connect with your audience | by Paul du Toit
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.(Read Full Article)
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.(Read Full Article)
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.(Read Full Article)
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.(Read Full Article)
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.(Read Full Article)
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(Read Full Article)
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.(Read Full Article)
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.
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.(Read Full Article)
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.(Read Full Article)
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.(Read Full Article)
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.(Read Full Article)
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(Read Full Article)
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.(Read Full Article)
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.
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.(Read Full Article)
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...(Read Full Article)
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?(Read Full Article)
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.(Read Full Article)
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.(Read Full Article)
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).
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?(Read Full Article)
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.(Read Full Article)
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.(Read Full Article)
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.(Read Full Article)