EcoVadis released its second-annual Carbon Action Report with fresh findings from its Carbon Action Module (CAM), covering 2022 and 2023. This report analyses year-over-year findings from the CAM and delves into how the collaborative journey between buyers and suppliers is accelerating, showcasing the carbon maturity journey across diverse industries. Bridging the Climate Ambition-Action Gap Launched […]
Public procurement is a vital component of government operations and plays a crucial role in promoting innovation, supported in the public sector by the development of international regulations and guidelines. Procurement innovation involves the use of innovative techniques and methods in the procurement process to achieve better results and promote efficiency. Our Staff Writer provides
In Part 2 of her article on fragmentation of African supply chains, Adenike Onasoga, Head of Supply Chain at Kimberly-Clark, Nigeria, says regional integration in Africa has come a long way through social advancement, political stability and economic expansion throughout the continent. However, more needs to be done to actualise the set goals, which she
Efficient and interconnected supply chains play a vital role in driving economic growth and development, whereas the fragmentation of African supply chains impedes trade policies, costs, and potential, writes Adenike Onasoga, Head of Supply Chain at Kimberly-Clark, Nigeria. In this article, she writes about the pressing need on the continent to address the issues arising
Successful supply chain management is much more than keeping track of shipping records, emphasises Kate Vitasek, Washington State-based author, educator and architect of the Vested® business model for highly collaborative relationships at Tennessee University. In this article, provided courtesy of Forbes, Kate highlights three key terms that are essential for any company, but are often
Political pressure from stakeholders in supply chain management (SCM) is a reality. We must just find ways to collaborate with our colleagues in government successfully, advised Thandy Pino, Founder and CEO, Ntakha Consulting, and former Chief Director of Supply Chain and Asset Management at the Gauteng Department of Health, at the recent SPW Indaba 2022.
Suppeco CEO Sheldon Mydat chats to SmartProcurement about the intrinsic value of building solid relationships with suppliers to extract real value for your business, and how Suppeco can help. Here’s the thing: the relationships that you structure between your customers, your suppliers, your teams, your people – that’s where the real value lies. In understanding,
Sustainable procurement requires organisations to consider social, environmental and governance (ESG) factors alongside financial metrics when making sourcing and buying decisions. These factors include: Financial factors: cost of goods and services over their entire life cycle Environmental factors: waste management, water usage, GHG-emissions, biodiversity and ecological conservation Social factors: Human rights: discrimination; bullying and harassment
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.
To help small South African businesses recover from the spate of unrest that affected parts of the country, One Linkage, a women-owned technology company, has launched the #RiseUpSA Campaign. The campaign aims to enable corporates to connect with and “adopt” SMMEs that need support. A week of looting and rioting saw the destruction of thousands