1. Articles in category: Manufacturing & Automotive

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    1. Supply Chain Collaboration: The Walmart Story

      Explore Supply Chain Nation (Jun 30 2015)

      Supply Chain Collaboration: The Walmart Story

      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 Yet the majority of manufacturers are still using outdated production planning methods, such as spreadsheets and plant …

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    2. DTI to focus on compliance as yet more products designated for localisation

      Explore MiningWeekly.com (May 11 2015)

      DTI to focus on compliance as yet more products designated for localisation

      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).

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      Mentions:   Department of Trade and Industry   National Treasury   Rob Davies

    3. PMI slumps to 45.4 as manufacturing activity falls to four-year low

      Explore Engineering News (May 4 2015)

      PMI slumps to 45.4 as manufacturing activity falls to four-year low

      The seasonally adjusted Kagiso Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) fell to 45.4 index points in April from 47.9 points in March, dragged down by a four-point decline in the business activity index to 40.6 – its lowest level since July 2011. Kagiso Asset Management research head Abdul Davids described April as a “tough month” for manufacturers, owing to the intensity of electricity load-shedding and, to a lesser extent, the large number of public holidays.

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      Mentions:   Kagiso   Abdul Davids   Kagiso Asset Management

    4. 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

    5. New automotive centre set to transform economy

      Explore SA News (Mar 24 2015)

      New automotive centre set to transform economy

      The new Automotive Incubation Centre at Nissan, which will be launched on Wednesday, is expected to radically transform the economy.

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      Mentions:   South Africa   Nissan   Gauteng

    6. Broad evaluation of suppliers can provide a competitive edge

      Explore BDlive (Mar 24 2015)

      Broad evaluation of suppliers can provide a competitive edge

      In a competitive industry, the selection and performance of suppliers is crucial to sustained growth, writes Pavlo Phitidis

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      Mentions:   China

    7. Darlene Nicosia appointed CPO at Coca-Cola

      Explore supplymanagement.com (Mar 17 2015)

      Darlene Nicosia appointed CPO at Coca-Cola

      Darlene Nicosia takes over as CPO at Coca-Cola as Ronald Lewis moves to Coca-Cola Enterprises to become senior vice president, supply chain. © Coca-Cola Company Coca-Cola has appointed a new chief procurement officer, ahead of the departure of the current CPO to one of its biggest bottlers.

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      Mentions:   Coca-Cola   France   Netherlands

    8. Prasa’s railway spend ‘will create black industrialists’, says CEO

      Explore BDlive (Mar 12 2015)

      Prasa’s railway spend ‘will create black industrialists’, says CEO

      Prasa CEO Lucky Montana says small black businesses will get a role in the manufacturing of 580 train-sets to be built in South Africa up to 2035

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      Mentions:   South Africa   Gauteng

    9. Retailers are giving procurement a bad name

      Explore Supply Chain Standard (Mar 10 2015)

      Retailers are giving procurement a bad name

      It’s not that unusual to hear stories about how some big retailers treat their suppliers – but it is unusual for a professional institute to come out and say this.

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      Mentions:   Tesco   David Noble

    10. Five things FMCG companies want from a strategic supplier relationship

      Explore supplymanagement.com (Mar 5 2015)

      Increasingly, fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) brands see their suppliers not simply as vendors but as key assets in realising their business strategy. However, measuring the value of this strategic supplier relationship is difficult as so many of the benefits are often intangible. Nevertheless, these are the key factors that all stack up to build return on investment (ROI) into your strategic supplier relationship: 1.

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      Mentions:   Unilever

    11. 'Price not key when choosing a travel management company'

      Explore supplymanagement.com (Mar 4 2015)

      'Price not key when choosing a travel management company'

      A travel management company is necessary if you spend more than £100,000 a year on business travel, delegates were told.  Price should not be the key consideration when choosing a travel management company (TMC), a conference was told. Nick Hurrell, partner at 3SIXTY Global, told buyers that capability in areas such as security, technology and traveller tracking was more important.

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      Mentions:   London

    12. Declines in manufacturing demand, activity narrows in Feb – Kagiso PMI

      Explore Engineering News (Mar 2 2015)

      Declines in manufacturing demand, activity narrows in Feb – Kagiso PMI

      The seasonally adjusted Kagiso Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) fell by a steeper-than-expected 6.6 index points to 47.6 in February, driven chiefly by a 16.2-point decline in the business activity index (BAI) to 45.5.

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      Mentions:   Kagiso   Abdul Davids   Kagiso Asset Management

    13. The 7 Deadly Sins of Energy Procurement

      Explore The ENER (Feb 27 2015)

      The 7 Deadly Sins of Energy Procurement

      Discover the seven deadly sins of DIY energy procurement and how to make sure you avoid them.  Energy procurement should be simple – suppliers want you to buy from them after all. But there are plenty of pitfalls waiting to trip you up – here are seven to avoid.

       1. Adopting a short-term energy strategy

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    14. Burma, Bangladesh and Cambodia have world's lowest labour costs

      Explore supplymanagement.com (Feb 24 2015)

      Burma, Bangladesh and Cambodia have world's lowest labour costs

      Burma, Cambodia and Bangladesh have topped an index of the world's lowest labour costs. Businesses with supply chains and operations in Burma, Bangladesh and Cambodia are benefiting from the world’s lowest labour costs, according to a new global ranking.

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      Mentions:   France   Italy

    15. Geo-Political Risk

      Explore Sourcing Innovation (Feb 24 2015)

      The news is dominated by geopolitical events from around the world — the spread of Ebola, the conflict in Syria, the unrest in Ferguson, ISIS and just about anything that happens in North Korea. As procurement spreads across more and more geographical boundaries, organisations are being exposed to more and more geopolitical risk. In order to ensure the safety of their company, CPOs and Procurement Directors must proactively consider the implications of these events on the running of their businesses

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      Mentions:   China   Syria

    16. Companies wasting billions every year by not sharing supplier information

      Explore supplymanagement.com (Feb 23 2015)

      Companies wasting billions every year by not sharing supplier information

      Global companies are wasting more than $30 billion (£20 billion) a year because they do not share information about suppliers, according to business information provider Achilles.

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      Mentions:   USA   Brazil   Sweden

    17. Solar companies face closure

      Explore Small Business Connect (Feb 16 2015)

      Solar companies face closure

      Solar geyser manufacturers are reeling after having lost millions of rands as a result of a procurement technicality.

      This, according to the Sustainable Energy Society of South Africa and business owners Small Business Connect spoke to. They claim that a number of businesses, which were set up in order to install and service solar geysers for the government’s mass installation scheme, have either gone out of business or have had to lay off staff.

      In 2012, the then minister of energy Dipuo Peters stated that her department aimed to install one million solar geysers in households and commercial buildings ...

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      Mentions:   South Africa   China   Department of Trade and Industry

    18. What Chinese Companies Want from International Deals

      Explore Harvard Business Review (Feb 11 2015)

      What Chinese Companies Want from International Deals

      If you’re one of the many managers out there who must negotiate with companies in China — the world’s largest emerging economy — you probably need to change your approach. What worked a year or two ago is no longer effective, because the competitive and regulatory environment has transformed so quickly.

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      Mentions:   IBM   China   Volvo

    19. Supplier Risk: The Tip Of The Iceberg

      Explore Procurement Leaders Network (Feb 6 2015)

      Supplier Risk: The Tip Of The Iceberg

      The doomed ship Titanic has more in common with your business than you probably realise.

      Both are massive entities, run by people with years of experience, moving full steam ahead, in a sea of risk, assuming that they’ll be able to see and manoeuvre around any danger that might present itself.

       The problem, with both your business and the Titanic, is the unseen danger - the risks below the surface.

       Titanic, as we all know, struck an iceberg, which sliced open the hull beneath the surface of the ocean. If your business isn’t careful, something similar could the same ...

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    20. The internet of things offers vast potential for supply chains, but also risks

      Explore supplymanagement.com (Feb 5 2015)

      When it comes to internet of things (IoT) in the supply chain, the potential is huge. We’re already seeing a move from concept to reality, and when it comes to manufacturing there is one key focus – streamlining operations – both through cost reduction and operational efficiency. IoT has applications in shipment tracking, automation, and even (in the future) delivery drones.

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      Mentions:   Gartner

    21. Why Isn't Procurement Treated as a Partner in Spare Parts Management?

      Explore sparepartsknowhow.com (Feb 3 2015)

      Why Isn't Procurement Treated as a Partner in Spare Parts Management?

      When it comes to the management of spare parts used for maintenance and operations support, the procurement team is often treated as an outsider, a service provider, rather than a partner in ensuring that the objective of maintaining operational capacity is achieved. In my experience, this approach is a drag on both efficiency and effectiveness, often resulting in the waste of both time and money.

      Consider if any of these situations sound familiar:

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    22. Crude Oil: Impact, Opportunities and Strategies for Procurement

      Explore Google+ (Feb 2 2015)

      Crude Oil: Impact, Opportunities and Strategies for Procurement

      In a timely new white paper, Crude Oil: Impact, Opportunities and Strategies for Procurement, GEP’s commodity and category experts discuss the impact of lower crude oil prices on procurement and supply chain, and the savings opportunities they offer for enterprises sourcing and procurement teams. http://goo.gl/tZ49N7

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    23. Navigating The Complex IT Supply Chain

      Explore Procurement Leaders Network (Jan 30 2015)

      Navigating The Complex IT Supply Chain

      The commodity IT market is a challenging one for buyers, with a conveyor belt of products endlessly entering the market.

      Keeping tabs on these new advances is difficult for any buyer with a need to know everything from the impact of future market trends to what will be business critical for them tomorrow.

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      Mentions:   Microsoft

    24. The Operational Benefits of Enterprise Energy Intelligence

      Explore Supply Chain Management Review (Jan 28 2015)

      The Operational Benefits of Enterprise Energy Intelligence

      Almost all companies today are aware of their labor or material costs... but what about energy consumption?

      It all comes down to having the energy data needed to determine what actions you must take to improve. The payoff is worth it, as insight into energy data allows you to make more valuable, relevant operating decisions.

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      Mentions:   Aberdeen Group

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