If any department needs 20/20 vision, it’s procurement. But most of us are buying blind, without the information we need at our fingertips. Top executive at Sievo, Finland-based global leaders in procurement analytics, Sammeli Sammalkorpi, says A1 technology is the answer.
7 February 2022
we, as human procurement specialists, are not about to be replaced by machines. Because, he says, technology cannot surpass the brilliance of the human mind.
A fascinating insight is provided here by the German Prospitalia Group’s brand new CEO, Dr Marcell Vollmer, into the meaning of GLOCALISATION and the technologies that are crucial to ensuring a successful transition to this trend in the supply chains arena.
The time has come for SMMEs to focus – on themselves. Leading the way is Hepsy Mkhungo, a renowned South African thought leader in the ESD space, an international speaker, entrepreneur and mentor of hundreds of small, medium and micro businesses. Here she speaks with authority on why independent businesses should not despair, but thrive … if they take the right steps.
The pressure is on for procurement to set an example for ethical sourcing practices. Find out why it’s such a prevalent topic and what you need to be aware of in your organisation, from the dynamic Australian communications expert, actor and writer, Alice Marks.
As procurement professionals, what do you think your suppliers think of you – and do you care? It’s a question which top British procurement recruitment specialist, Gary Noble, believes you should care about – deeply.
It is well worth devoting time and energy to being in perfect sync with your suppliers to squeeze every drop of value out of your direct spend. Respected procurement author and executive, Kelly Barner, tells you why and how.
Procurement and marketing need to take hands and bring to an end the traditional stand-off between them, advises Texas-based supply chain veteran, Sarah Scudder. Building solid bridges begins with making decisions together.
Absa Purchasing Managers’ Index December 2021 Published by the Bureau for Economic Research, University of Stellenbosch The seasonally adjusted Absa Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) lost some momentum in December 2021 but remained in expansionary territory. The headline index declined by 3.1 points to 54.1. Excluding inventories, all the major subcomponents of the PMI were lower