This year’s Smart Procurement World Indaba, South Africa’s largest and longest-standing event for procurement and inbound supply chain professionals, offering vital networking and knowledge sharing for the profession will be held in person again for the first time since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. Focusing on “Glocalised Procurement – Think Global, Act Local”, this […]
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Mike Mortson, CEO at Supply Chain Game Changer in Ontario, Canada, believes that in the post-pandemic era, the deployment of exciting technologies, new processes and systems, broader skills and more strategic responsibilities will make it a fantastic time to be in supply chain for many years to come and make Supply Chain heroes of their
Procurement-managed expenditure accounts for an average of 65-75% of many organisations’ outflows. Tough economic situations, therefore, require procurement professionals to continually implement and manage cost reduction programmes. As many organisations continue to search for ways to reduce costs, there should be an agreed and well-defined programme for and by supply chain professionals to cut
A procurement and supply function that does not have a good understanding of how to identify, mitigate and avoid supply chain risk is itself a significant risk for an organisation. This is just one of six internal risk influencers highlighted in a CIPS good practice guide for developing end-to-end supply chain resilience in organisations.
A relative lack of negotiation on the African continent is hampering region-wide service delivery, organisational value chain performance and competitiveness and broader socio-economic development, among other things. In the increasingly competitive supply chain environment organisations, businesses and individuals are continually seeking ways to ensure sustainability, competitiveness and growth. While numerous strategies and tactics are
According to Forbes, high-level trends like the growing skills gap increase pressure on staff to “stay relevant, choose degrees that turn into jobs and constantly reinvent themselves”, Tech-Pro tells SmartProcurement. Top HR Workplace Trends in 2015¹ 1. Expect the skills gap to widen Skills mismatch – or ‘the gap between the skills required on