Fostering innovation in the sourcing stage in Africa is essential for the continent’s economic development. Innovation can lead to new products and services, improved efficiency and increased productivity. It can also help to create jobs and boost economic growth. In this article, our Staff Writer discusses crucial considerations for less developed countries. Challenges There are […]
Now that we’re fully into 2023, the procurement and supply chain operating model will continue to evolve, writes Costas Xyloyiannis, CEO of HICX and contributor to Supply Chain Brain. Despite sustained uncertainty in the business landscape, consumers still need goods and services. And manufacturers still need to meet demand. Read more here.
Never before has such a staggering amount of data been available to procurement specialists, says Jaishiela Rajput, founder and CEO of a leading green economy value chain consultancy in South Africa. But, she explains to SmartProcurement, it can be overwhelming to determine what’s relevant for your supply chain and how to navigate the big data
What a waste of time and money if your staff ultimately don’t adopt the new tech! But prevention is the best cure with these three steps, advises Katarzyna Fonteyn, Director, Procurement Product Management at Basware, in this article published by Precurious. If your employees don’t buy-in to your purchase system, then nothing else matters.
Seasoned Algeria-based procurement and supply chain management professional, Anouar Ali Ammara, talks about the growth potential of African countries in the coming decades, as well as the rising interest and investment in infrastructure, information technology, and data connectivity and storage. All these necessary fundamental elements are coming into action and in place to enhance the
Johannesburg business consultant, Dumi Jere, points out in Part 1 of two articles that the procurement space has enormous power in the fight against climate change, and advises us not to miss the Green boat. Early last year, I became a verified member of Leaders For Climate Action. At its core, this not-for-profit organisation is
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.
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.
“Buyers need to understand the importance of ‘buying locally’ and have the ability to identify locally manufactured products. By doing so they actually buy back jobs,” said Philippa Rodseth, Executive Director of the Manufacturing Circle. Speaking at an Economic Policy Dialogue hosted by the Department of Trade and Industry (dti), Rodseth said that there
The Council of the European Union (EU) placed a renewed focus on public e-Procurement when it adopted directives for the reform of public procurement in February 2014. Globally, governments have been pursuing initiatives to affect good governance and the “smart expenditure” of limited funds. They have pursued the implementation of a more effective procurement