1. Articles in category: Supplier Relationship Management

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    1. Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon aims to make waves among local suppliers

      Explore supplymanagement.com (Jul 21 2015)

      Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon aims to make waves among local suppliers

      A series of supply chain events for suppliers wanting to get involved with the £1 billion Tidal Lagoon infrastructure project in Swansea has launched. The “awareness events” are aimed at introducing Welsh construction and advanced manufacturing businesses to tier one delivery partners of the scheme by Tidal Lagoon Swansea Bay, and for suppliers to understand what opportunities are available. The Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon project is being developed by Tidal Lagoon Power.

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    2. Fin24.com | Bidvest flushes bid from SAA

      Explore fin24.com (Jul 18 2015)

      An approach by an SAA director requesting that Bidvest transfers 30% of its aircraft-toilet-cleaning subsidiary business to an SAA-nominated black-owned small business has been politely but firmly kicked into touch.

      This seems to be a very similar request to that from Eskom to a number of service providers reported recently which may indicate a strategy from South African SoE's.

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      Mentions:   Eskom

    3. Vendor Management: What Marketing Knows That Procurement Doesn’t

      Explore RFP Software Simplified (Jul 17 2015)

      Vendor Management: What Marketing Knows That Procurement Doesn’t

      Why should a CPO take advice from a Marketer?

      • The crux of Inbound Marketing is investment: genuinely understanding and caring about the needs of your target, and working to solve their problems and empower them.

      • Inbound marketing works because investment nurtures long-term relationships.

      • And it’s crucial procurement learn from this mentality, because too often vendors are treated as disposable rather than as partners worth investing in.

      Inbound Marketing can teach us 3 secrets of building those effective long-term partnerships.

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    4. Eskom asks suppliers for IP rights

      Explore iol.co.za (Jul 15 2015)

      Eskom asks suppliers for IP rights

      Further the the article from yesterday on Eskom's plans to take an equity stake in suppliers, the utility also has plans to take over intellectual property (IP) rights developed during the course of any work that its contractors are currently performing on its sites. The startling claims are contained in the minutes of what appeared to be a heated meeting between the power utility and three major industrial suppliers – Actom, Babcock and Steinmuller – that was held at its Megawatt Park headquarters on May 8.

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      Mentions:   Eskom

    5. Ailing Post Office owes clients a fortune

      Explore iol.co.za (Jul 14 2015)

      Ailing Post Office owes clients a fortune

      Johannesburg - The cheques are in the mail. Not. If you were waiting for the Post Office to pay you, don’t hold your breath waiting for the cheque: there’s a bit of a cash problem. On Monday Telecommunications and Postal Services Minister Siyabonga Cwele admitted to Parliament that the Post Office has thousands of unpaid suppliers and owed hundreds of millions of rand.

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      Mentions:   Post Office

    6. Eskom puts the screws on its suppliers

      Explore iol.co.za (Jul 14 2015)

      Eskom puts the screws on its suppliers

      Johannesburg - Power utility Eskom wants companies that do business with it to issue a 30-percent equity stake to it at no cost. In an unprecedented move, Eskom told a meeting of its boiler-serve contractors in May that the board wanted major industrial suppliers Actom, Babcock and Steinmuller to issue equity of 30-percent to it that would be held by Eskom Enterprises – otherwise known as Rotek, a wholly-owned support service subsidiary of Eskom.

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      Mentions:   Johannesburg   Eskom

    7. How to Negotiate with Powerful Suppliers

      Explore Harvard Business Review (Jul 6 2015)

      How to Negotiate with Powerful Suppliers

      Whatever option firms choose, they need to clearly understand the problem, work on it across functions, and think analytically and outside the box. This is a high-risk option, but it can transform a company’s prospects. Firms have essentially two paths: They can bring in a supplier from an adjacent market or vertically integrate to become their own supplier. This is the easiest approach.

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    8. Dti launches handbook to help business incubators

      Explore SA News (May 18 2015)

      Dti launches handbook to help business incubators

      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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      Mentions:   South Africa   Gauteng   Pretoria

    9. 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

    10. What will the Internet of Things Mean for Procurement? In a Word: Collaboration

      Explore cporising.com (Mar 30 2015)

      At the moment, this technological evolution is being felt within the consumer packaged goods (CPG), manufacturing, technology, and utility companies more than other industries. For Chief Procurement Officers and other supply management leaders, it will underscore the importance of collaborating with and influencing key internal and external stakeholders throughout the source-to-settle process. With 2015 here, now is the time to understand how.

      Innovation and Automation Drive Enterprise Collaboration

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    11. The kind of thinking that gives negotiation a bad name

      Explore Procurement Insights (Mar 27 2015)

      The kind of thinking that gives negotiation a bad name

      Point #3 Create a strong foundation by building relationships first: This is probably one of the most important things an individual can do in regards to negotiation and in business in general. Perhaps you have attended the standard “networking” event where you give dozens of cards out without having a real conversation with anyone. It’s time to slow down and start making real connections with people—particularly those you might be involved in a deal with later on.

      With “experts” who write articles such as the one referenced above, it is no wonder why negotiation is viewed as an ...

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    12. Top Area of Risk, Consero Survey Reveals

      Explore Supply Chain Management Review (Mar 23 2015)

      When assessing areas of risk facing their departments, nearly half (45%) of Chief Procurement Officers named supplier risk as a top concern, according to a new survey by Consero Group.

      The results were reported as part of the 2015 Global Procurement & Strategic Sourcing Data Survey, compiled by Consero Group.

      “With businesses increasingly relying on third-party suppliers, Chief Procurement Officers are more important to their companies than ever,” said Paul Mandell, Founder & CEO of Consero. “CPOs will need to lead their organizations in thoroughly vetting new suppliers and improving supplier relations, both of which are essential to the efficient sourcing of ...

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      Mentions:   Asia

    13. Setting Standards for Mining Sourcing - Anglo American Initiative | by Kate Ferreira

      Explore MarketSqr Blog (Mar 18 2015)

      Setting Standards for Mining Sourcing - Anglo American Initiative | by Kate Ferreira

      This standard-setting work from Anglo American is now informing an industry-wide programme through a partnership with the Chamber of Mines. “Anglo were the first to start doing this, but what we found as we engaged with other mining companies like Anglo Gold Ashanti is that they were also starting something similar,” says Ramlochan.

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      Mentions:   South Africa   BHP Billiton

    14. Vendor audits: Are they worth the effort and expense?

      Explore supplymanagement.com (Mar 2 2015)

      Vendor audits: Are they worth the effort and expense?

      From briefcases of cash to payments through complex structures, the use of dummy, shell or offshore companies and kickback-factored contracts, the manners in which monies are siphoned out of companies are increasingly creative and difficult to trace.

      Many companies have been fined for improper payments made by their vendors (on their behalf) through a myriad of fraud and corruption schemes where supply chains are exploited.

      Often the initial reaction from companies is vendor audits are expensive, difficult to conduct,

      - See more at: http://www.supplymanagement.com/blog/2015/03/vendor-audits-are-they-worth-the-effort-and-expense#sthash.Las31Q7N.dpuf

      Vendor audits: Are they worth the effort ...

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    15. 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

    16. The Collaboration Conundrum: Risks, Rewards, and the Right Partner

      Explore World's Largest Professional Network (Feb 18 2015)

      The Collaboration Conundrum: Risks, Rewards, and the Right Partner

      Be honest – to what degree are you really collaborating with your trading partners? Are you sharing information with a few companies? Working together to develop new products and services? Or sharing knowledge to solve problems and boost customer satisfaction? Supply chain collaboration is a hot topic today. As explored by The Economist Intelligence Unit in a recent paper, “No Business Is an Island: How companies collaborate with trading partners ...

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      Mentions:   Economist Intelligence Unit

    17. A paradigm shift for contracting

      Explore Commitment Matters (Feb 5 2015)

      A paradigm shift for contracting

      Every audience that I ask agrees that change is occurring at an ever-faster pace. Yet when it comes to the impact of change, most tend to see it in terms of greater complexity, additional workload or confused priorities. There are few who can express it in terms of longer-term implications to their job or its relevance and value.

      Looking for a moment at the world of contracting, we can quickly see that recent years have driven more contracts, wider international use, some convergence between legal systems and practices and – in general – longer and more complicated terms.

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    18. Supply Chain and Single Source Suppliers

      Explore Home | SUPPLY CHAIN MINDED (Feb 5 2015)

      Supply Chain and Single Source Suppliers

      Supply chain management fosters strategic alliances along with operational efficiencies to differentiate itself from other companies.   Raw material sourcing is one of these opportunities to minimize risks, reduce operating expenses and ensure continued operations in the face of a supply chain disruption. Single suppliers present companies a chance to reduce procurement expenses through material cost reductions and volume discounts. However, procurement with a single provider has attached to it significant risks such as higher costs and lower profits due to supplier disruptions.

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      Mentions:   Nokia

    19. Why Is Big Business Missing Out On Innovation From Smaller Suppliers?

      Explore Procurement Leaders Network (Jan 23 2015)

      Why Is Big Business Missing Out On Innovation From Smaller Suppliers?

      Procurement should consider, for a moment, how much innovation is created among smaller businesses, regardless of whether they are a supplier to your business or not. Innovation is just as likely to be found in the basement of a PhD graduate’s apartment, or the laboratory of a university, or within a micro start up which is struggling to stay afloat as it is in the labs of a multinational.

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      Mentions:   Unilever   European Union

    20. Building A Culture To Support Supplier-Leveraged Innovation

      Explore Sustainable Supply Views (Jan 21 2015)

      Do you believe that your suppliers think it is worth the time and effort to bring you the innovations you are looking for to grow your business in a sustainable way? Procurement can be a key driver if the right resources, processes, incentives and metrics are established. Are you ready to engage your suppliers to unlock the value from them?

      Closer Relationship With Suppliers
      Increased competition, higher consumer expectations and shifting attitudes towards the environmental and social impact of products and services means that today, the development time is compressed, and the expected lifetime of a product is becoming ever ...

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    21. Technology Predictions For 2015: Part I

      Explore Procurement Leaders Network (Jan 9 2015)

      Technology Predictions For 2015: Part I

      2015 will be the year of the supplier; everything procurement teams do will have to connect back to the supply base.

      In this series of guest posts, Procurement Leaders asks solution providers in the procurement space for their predictions on the shifts in technology that will take place in 2015. In this, the first post in the series, Mickey North Rizza, VP strategic services, BravoSolution, shares her views.

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    22. Are your key suppliers managing you? | by Elaine Porteous

      Explore MarketSqr Blog (Dec 10 2014)

      Are your key suppliers managing you? | by Elaine Porteous

      If you feel that one of your key suppliers has put you on the back burner, he probably has. We depend on our suppliers to stay in business and we need to manage those relationships that really matter, and actively. We usually categorise key suppliers in leading organisations and assess them according to various criteria: how much we spend with them and how critical it would be if they failed.

       

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      Mentions:   Toyota   Unilever   Dell

    23. What characteristics are CPOs looking for in candidates?

      Explore supplymanagement.com (Nov 28 2014)

      What characteristics are CPOs looking for in candidates?

      The profession's increased involvement in wider business strategy has altered the skill set needed by those working in the function. Generally speaking this has manifested itself in a focus on skills related to relationship management and strategic thinking.

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    24. Seven ways to get the most out of suppliers

      Explore supplymanagement.com (Nov 27 2014)

      Seven ways to get the most out of suppliers

      The supply base plays a pivotal role in any organisation’s success. Without a robust system to evaluate supplier performance, a business can never reach the point at which it can derive real value from its suppliers. CPOs need a system in place for evaluating, selecting and re-evaluating the suppliers they work with. Here are seven tips to help effectively rate suppliers and monitor their performance: 1.

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