The pandemic compressed what should’ve been years’ worth of change into a few months. As leaders struggle to keep up with today’s highly unpredictable and rapidly changing business environment, a different kind of leadership is beginning to emerge; one in which constant transformation and continuous improvement is embedded in everything the organisation does. Addressing the […]
The 2022 African Business Day Supplier Development Awards is about to open and calls for your Expression of Interest! Are you using Supplier Development to build thriving, inclusive and transformative supply chains and keen to improve your impact and benchmark your progress? Invitations to join an inclusive ecosystem of executive leaders from companies who celebrate
Treasury’s cost-cutting drive has pitted it against other government departments. Chief Procurement Officer Kenneth Brown has drawn criticism from politicians who are unhappy with his investigations of procurement, said Ralph Mathekga, a political analyst at the Johannesburg-based research group, the Mapungubwe Institute of Strategic Reflection. In September the Treasury said it rejected a request
The developmental nature of ‘transformation’ becomes a complex process when we consider the overwhelming commitment within supply chains to receiving high-level quality, consistent delivery and cost effectiveness. Such a commitment leads organisations to carefully evaluate the risks versus the benefits when implementing their ESD strategies. However, only from the vantage of a holistic overview
A number of current issues in procurement will affect every professional, according to a new book, Procurement at a Crossroads: Career-Impacting Insights into a Rapidly Changing Industry. As authors Kelly Barner and Jon Hansen see it, the choices individuals make today will determine the direction of their careers and the future of procurement itself.
SAA-BidAir Services debacle: Transformation through procurement has to be pursued within good governance practices
Tensions between SAA’s Board and its top officials around transformation vs operational requirements has seen the resignation of the carrier’s Chief Financial Officer, Wolf Meyer. While details of his resignation are not clear, it is reported that his decision is linked to the SAA Board’s push to set aside 30% of a contract
Effective purchasing is very much a case of sorting out your priorities says procurement transformation expert Paul Joesbury, as he lists the five ways you can successfully change the way your department works. Paul Joesbury began his talk at IMPA London by stating that purchasers have the best job in the organisation by far,