1. Articles in category: Sourcing

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    1. Five things that will help you develop a circular supply chain

      Explore supplymanagement.com (Nov 20 2014)

      Despite the virtues of the global economy, production has now outstripped planetary boundaries and the environment is now contending with mass-scale pollution. Decades of effort focused on sustainability and corporate responsibility initiatives have struggled to make a difference. One area that could have a significant impact on our sustainability is how we think about “goods” and what constitutes a modern supply chain.

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    2. Buying patterns of fresh produce suggest ‘local is still lekker’

      Explore BDlive (Nov 19 2014)

      Buying patterns of fresh produce suggest ‘local is still lekker’

      EACH year Pick n Pay procures about R40bn of fresh-food products from South African suppliers, David North, the group executive of strategy and corporate affairs at the retailer, said on Wednesday.

      Retailers are constantly striving for balance between having world-class global offerings without compromising local procurement responsibilities. Like consumers elsewhere in the world, South African customers prefer to buy a food product if it is produced locally.

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      Mentions:   Tesco   Pick n Pay

    3. Mapping the supply chain and monitoring for risk

      Explore Supply Chain Management Review (Nov 18 2014)

      Mapping the supply chain and monitoring for risk

      New platforms are evolving that allow companies to verify and monitor their suppliers for conflict minerals and human rights abuses. Source Intelligence’s CEO explains how his platform works and is evolving.

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      Mentions:   Apple   India   Asia

    4. JDA and IBM Collaborate on Omni-Channel Supply Chains

      Explore Supply Chain Management Review (Nov 18 2014)

      Supply chain and logistics software and technology provider JDA Software Group Inc. and technology bellwether IBM announced last week they are collaborating to provide shippers with an integrated omni-channel supply chain that will enable shippers to make smart real time sourcing decisions and provide customers with the best buying experience possible

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      Mentions:   IBM

    5. Is category management delivering sustainable savings? | by Mark Webb

      Explore MarketSqr Blog (Nov 13 2014)

      Is category management delivering sustainable savings? | by Mark Webb

      UK-based Future Purchasing is a specialist procurement consultancy. This month they published the results of their 2014 global survey in Category Management, which shows that there are massive improvements still to be made in this area.

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    6. Skip these tender traps | by Kate Ferreira

      Explore MarketSqr Blog (Nov 13 2014)

      Skip these tender traps | by Kate Ferreira

      Thandi Marah has worked at Eskom for 18 years and been in supply chain for over a decade, but she fell into procurement by default, she jokes. “Sometimes
      organisations struggle with succession planning. My boss at the time left and they didn’t know what to do, and I was there and able to step in..."

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      Mentions:   Pretoria

    7. 7 scary moments when building e-sourcing projects | by IASTA blog

      Explore MarketSqr Blog (Nov 13 2014)

      7 scary moments when building e-sourcing projects | by IASTA blog

      Your working life might not be a bed of roses but it shouldn’t be a waking nightmare either. Thankfully, we can learn from our own mistakes and those of others, as the sourcing function and its practioners continue to professionalise. Avoid the following pitfalls to keep e-sourcing project nightmares at bay.

       

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      Mentions:   Africa

    8. Save Time, Save Money: Step Back From Supplier Negotiations

      Explore Procurement Leaders Network (Nov 13 2014)

      Save Time, Save Money:  Step Back From Supplier Negotiations

      A procurement boss’ time is at a premium but by placing themselves at arms-length of day-to-day procurement negotiations they stand a chance to focus on more strategic issues, give their team a confidence boost and help work through any impasses.

      It may sound like sacrilege to a weathered procurement professional but perhaps one of the most effective things you can do as a CPO during supplier negotiations is to remove yourself from the day-to-day process of it.

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    9. Visibility: What Does it Mean for Category Managers?

      Explore cporising.com (Nov 11 2014)

      Category managers require a breadth and depth of visibility into supply markets unlike that of their corporate brethren. At a high level, they need to have significant supply market knowledge in order to ensure that they’re effectively managing and advising the enterprise stakeholders on the best way to source, procure, use, and manage specific categories and commodities.

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    10. Shell Supplier Diversity Introduces New Strategy To Help Suppliers

      Explore PR Newswire (Oct 31 2014)

      Shell Supplier Diversity Introduces New Strategy To Help Suppliers

      Shell Supplier Diversity is introducing a new strategy and technology to create efficiencies while helping potential suppliers interested in doing business with Shell.  The new Shell Diverse Supplier Pipeline Management System, which Shell developed, will make the sourcing process more transparent and easier for Shell Supplier Diversity to identify current opportunities for minority business enterprises (MBEs), women-owned business enterprises (WBEs) and Small Business Enterprises (SBEs).

      The system will also track the progress made by diverse businesses introduced to Shell stakeholders.

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      Mentions:   Asian   Shell

    11. The Significance of Complex Spend Management

      Explore cporising.com (Oct 28 2014)

      Around these parts, the phrase “complex spend management” is tossed around frequently when discussing how the modern Chief Procurement Officer should develop their global programs and strategies. Today’s CPO Rising article is an overview of why the “hottest” complex spend categories (which have been historically linked to indirect spend management) must be critical focal areas [...]

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    12. Top Tips For Managing Hotel Spend

      Explore Procurement Leaders Network (Oct 24 2014)

      Top Tips For Managing Hotel Spend

      Everyone likes a comfy bed and a suite, but unfortunately hotel spend is an often-overlooked area for businesses. Rooms are frequently purchased on an ad-hoc basis with hotels that are not ones that the company has already negotiated rates with.

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    13. Hollard’s procurement upheaval pays off | by Kate Ferreira

      Explore MarketSqr Blog (Oct 16 2014)

      Hollard’s procurement upheaval pays off | by Kate Ferreira

      In March 2012, Hollard Insurance hosted a procurement conference with a primary focus on supplier management and cost controls. It was the start of their own reworked procurement strategy (officially launched in April 2012), designed and developed to ensure best service and to curb costs during the insurance claim settlement process. Now, a little over two years down the line, the procurement policy is paying off, says Arie de Ridder, Head of Claims for Hollard Broker Markets.

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      Mentions:   South Africa

    14. Zurich Forum 2014: The Role of Big Data

      Explore Procurement Leaders Network (Oct 15 2014)

      The Procurement Leaders Zurich 2014 Forum panel discusses the role and benefit of using big data within procurement.

      Big data has many definitions, ranging from “unstructured” to “a lot of data” but the panel discussion on this very subject at the Procurement Leaders Zurich Forum defined it as “the moment when you have so many data points and systems that you cannot put it into one single system anymore”. So far, most of big data analytics has been seen on the sales side although we are increasingly seeing procurement applying it within their own function.

       Here are some trends on ...

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    15. Develop A Mindset For Innovation Or Get Left Behind

      Explore Procurement Leaders Network (Oct 14 2014)

      Develop A Mindset For Innovation Or Get Left Behind

      Innovation may require investment and progressive thinking but it gets the attention of the business and is a crucial step in maintaining a competitive procurement function.

      Today the procurement function faces a longer list of tougher challenges than ever before. Long gone are the days when a CPO could get cost savings targets signed-off and then put his or her feet up.

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      Mentions:   Unilever   Zurich

    16. Five tips: How procurement can use big data effectively

      Explore supplymanagement.com (Oct 13 2014)

      Five tips: How procurement can use big data effectively

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    17. The Serious Gaps Exposed Through Conflict Mineral, Supply Chain Compliance

      Explore Supply Chain Management Review (Oct 7 2014)

      As a two-year grace period soon expires, thousands of U.S. corporations are still scrambling to overcome severe obstacles to gather and authenticate a complex web of supply chain information to meet conflict minerals reporting requirements.

      “In our analysis of Securities and Exchange Commission filings this year and through our detailed ongoing observations, far too many companies are severely lagging in getting commitments from suppliers to provide detailed information,” said Jess Kraus, CEO of Source Intelligence. “This is a huge obstacle, especially since we are fast approaching a key stage in Dodd-Frank – audited and verifiable reports on source materials.”

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      Mentions:   U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission

    18. Five things you need to know to tackle maverick spend

      Explore supplymanagement.com (Oct 7 2014)

      Five things you need to know to tackle maverick spend

      As we enter the final quarter of the year, CPOs will be budgeting new cost savings to be realised during 2015. But rather than focusing on strategic sourcing, they must turn their attention to taking control of their organisation’s maverick buying as a powerful source of new savings.

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    19. 5 communication tactics for modern sourcing | by eSourcing Forum

      Explore MarketSqr Blog (Sep 24 2014)

      5 communication tactics for modern sourcing | by eSourcing Forum

      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

       

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    20. The Risk of Supply Chain Failure

      Explore Supply Chain Management Review (Sep 5 2014)

      The Risk of Supply Chain Failure

      We never used to think that much about risk in supply chains.  Those were the days when most manufacturing was domestic or products were purchased from one or two international factories that we monitored closely. But oh, have things changed!

      Now risk management is an important function within most supply chain organizations.  Global supply chains have become longer, stretching worldwide; and with every stretched link comes the potential for a weak spot and additional risk of failure.

      As a result, managing risk of failure in supply chains has become a hot topic.  With events like 9-11, the Japanese tsunami, the ...

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      Mentions:   Walmart   China

    21. The five features of intelligent category management

      Explore supplymanagement.com (Aug 21 2014)

      The five features of intelligent category management

      Procurement has a role in delivering value and smart cost reduction is about buying the products and services you need at a competitive price without exposing your business to risk or failure. If you are value driven, it goes beyond getting what is just cheaper, because cheaper in some industries could mean disaster. There’s a lot more to being a category manager than being a buyer – they need to take account of the consequences of their actions and recommendations.

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      Mentions:   China

    22. Don’t Wait For A Tsunami To Combat Supplier Risk

      Explore Procurement Leaders Network (Aug 18 2014)

      Don’t Wait For A Tsunami To Combat Supplier Risk

      I find it ironic that many organizations today look at supply chain risk from a unilateral perspective. The impact of natural disasters have repeatedly raised questions on organizations’ preparedness to tackle supply chain disruptions. Companies today look for geographical presence and spread of their key suppliers to ensure business continuity. But is that all a company should do to mitigate risk?

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    23. What are the three things leaders in supply chain risk do right?

      Explore supplymanagement.com (Aug 18 2014)

      What are the three things leaders in supply chain risk do right?

      As companies pursue growth in an environment where operations risk is pervasive, and where supply chain risk has become a top priority, a robust risk management capability is key to designing and operating supply chains. A recent Accenture study of senior executives found that the majority believe supply chain risk management is important or very important.

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    24. CLM: Solving the challenge of visibility and access

      Explore MarketSqr Blog (Aug 12 2014)

      CLM: Solving the challenge of visibility and access

      Without contract lifecycle management (CLM) in the modern business world, numerous things can go wrong, including missed savings opportunities, heavy fines, costly litigation and broken relationships. Generally, CLM is the ability to ensure contractual obligations are met.

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      Mentions:   Southern Africa   Iasta

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