Supply Chain

THE GREAT SUPPLY CHAIN DISRUPTION CONTINUES IN 2023, WARNS PROFESSIONAL BODY FOR SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT

Unprecedented disruptions and volatility in recent years have stretched supply chains to breaking point. In 2023, we can expect the “Great Supply Chain Disruption” to continue to challenge industries around the world, according to SAPICS, The Professional Body for Supply Chain Management in Southern Africa. War, raw materials shortages, rising energy costs and extreme weather conditions […]

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FORWARD THINKING SUPPLY CHAINS ARE NEEDED TO WITHSTAND DISRUPTIONS AND VOLATILITY

More than two and a half years of disruption and volatility stretched supply chains to breaking point. Traditional and historic processes proved to be insufficient, and cracks in the critical armour of supply chain resilience are showing. For many organisations, business continuity hangs in the balance. According to MJ Schoemaker, president of SAPICS, The Professional […]

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SOUTH AFRICA : SMART PROCUREMENT HONOURED AT NATIONAL PRESIDENTIAL SMME AWARDS

In recognition of its contribution to empowering and advancing entrepreneurs and developing small, medium and micro enterprises (SMMEs), Smart Procurement was honoured at the inaugural National Presidential SMME Awards. These were hosted by The Department of Small Business Development (DSBD) and the awards were presented by Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams, South Africa’s Minister of Small Business Development. Smart Procurement, […]

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SAVING LIVES THROUGH SUPPLY CHAIN SKILLS DEVELOPMENT

The inaugural “People that Deliver (PtD) Global Indaba” saw 250 participants from 40 countries gather in Lusaka, Zambia, to share challenges and offer solutions to supply chain problems, including those in healthcare supply chains, where lives depend on medicines, vaccines and other commodities reaching patients when and where they are needed. This important event, which was […]

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INDABA PUTS THE SPOTLIGHT ON FRAUD, WHISTLEBLOWERS AND THE POLITICAL PRESSURE ON PROCUREMENT AND SUPPLY CHAIN PRACTIONERS

Irregular expenditure in national and provincial government departments and State-Owned Enterprises is costing South Africa billions of rands every year. Political interference in public sector procurement was one of the compelling topics on the agenda at the 16th annual Smart Procurement World Indaba. Thandy Pino, who is the founder and CEO of Ntakha Consulting and former […]

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SUPPLY CHAIN PROFESSIONALS LOVE THEIR JOBS AND THEIR EARNING POTENTIAL IS ON THE RISE, SURVEY FINDS

People working in supply chain management love their jobs and their earning potential is up. However, employers are placing more emphasis on professional development in the supply chain profession, which has been in the public eye more than ever since the pandemic and other recent disruptions.  These are some of the findings of the 2022 Supply […]

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COMPANIES PRIORITISE SUPPLY CHAINS TO DRIVE BUSINESS EFFICIENCY AND COMPETITIVENESS AND GROW ECONOMIES

Following the severe impact of the pandemic on global trade, astute organisations around the world are prioritising the supply chain and its contribution to overall business efficiency and competitiveness as well as to economic growth. Forward-thinking South African businesses committed to building strong, resilient supply chains that will withstand future disruptions are increasingly recognising the […]

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UNLEASHING AFRICA’S POTENTIAL THROUGH OPTIMISED, LOCALISED SUPPLY CHAINS

17 October 2022 The biennial Africa Supply Chain in Action (ASCA) event will be held under the theme “Borderless – Unleashing Africa’s Potential.” It aims to grow and strengthen African economies through optimised, localised supply chains.   ASCA is Africa’s largest online event for supply chain and procurement professionals. It was launched in response to […]

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THINK GLOBAL AND ACT LOCAL TO REMEDY PROCUREMENT MYOPIA AND ENSURE BUSINESS SUCCESS AND RESILIENCE, EXPERTS ADVISE

Procurement myopia can be a death sentence for an organisation. This has never been more true than in today’s fragile, post-pandemic and disruption fraught business environment, where economies are still reeling, and business resilience and innovation are more important than ever. “Glocalisation” is a remedy for procurement myopia, according to Dr. Jones Mathew, who is […]

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MTN Group partners with Dooka to revolutionise corporate procurement in Africa

MTN Group, Africa’s largest network operator, has signed a partnership agreement with Dooka, a new African Business-to-Business (B2B) marketplace. This partnership represents a paradigm shift in corporate procurement by bringing the ease of consumer marketplace buying to corporations across Africa. This innovation will lead to equitable access, digital transparency and greater efficiency for MTN’s suppliers. […]

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