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 […]
Inspired by The Africa Report‘s statistics on Africa’s ‘Grain Drain’, founder and vision director of Farmz2U, Aisha Raheem-Bolarinwa of Nigeria, writes about her continued commitment to growing opportunities in the field of sustainable farming to ensure food security in the future. With collaborative research and development efforts, there is an opportunity to tailor wheat varieties
Stop and think for a moment about the incredible power you have as a Procurement and Supply Chain Manager, says green supply chain guru, Lorraine Jenks. Speaking to SmartProcurementNews, she asks you to consider the real ramifications of your capacity to be a sustainable supply chain influencer: You have the power to refuse to source
UK-based Peter Smith, Managing Director at Procurement Excellence Ltd. reports that “unfortunately, my invite to this week’s World Economic Forum from Obama, Bill, and my other billionaire / political leader friends did not materialise.” But he did get invited to tune in virtually to a panel discussion held at Davos with Yunus Social Business (YSB),
By Will Green The need for greater diversity has finally reached beyond staff and hit the company purse strings. Supply Management takes a look at why you should up your supplier diversity and how to go about it. In 2020, two major events helped lay bare some of the inequalities in modern society. First came
Selecting the perfect contractor is essential to ensure that your department is able to achieve its goals to reach its full potential. One bad choice can spoil an entire operation and disproportionately set back fiscal and business goals. Follow these helpful supplier selection tips to ensure that you/your department do not fall victim to avoidable
Have your say to help suppliers improve. Recent international research shows that: • Buyers are increasingly frustrated by the quality of proposals that they receive• Early engagement between buyers and potential suppliers is becoming increasingly important• The proposal document is becoming more crucial in the evaluation process Do you agree with these statements?
SMME Clinic interviews Dumisani Ngadi, from the South African Bureau Standards (SABS), on how small business can secure SABS accreditation for their products in Covid-19. For more information email Dumisani Ngadi at email@example.com or contact him on +27 72 267 7955
By Linda Ashok A content, communications and branding professional So many things are slated to change in 2020, the milestone year! But what matters most is your career; how is it going to prepare you as a procurement manager? Okay, let me clarify that there isn’t any significant difference between a Purchasing or Procurement Manager.
Procurement and supply chain professionals have such a broad range of skills and cross-functional business knowledge that it makes us all ideal mentors. Mentors share their professional knowledge/experiences and act as positive role models to mentees in need of some direction. This is especially true when engaging with suppliers and mentoring young entrepreneurs partaking in