5 December 2023

2023 Procurement Survey

Towards resilient and robust procurement teams – 2023 Annual Procurement Survey

The Oxalys South Africa Procurement Survey, now in its 3rd edition, aims to offer unique perspectives and tactics for strengthening resilience in procurement operations, addressing the ever-changing requirements of businesses. The survey delves into crucial aspects like performance management, inclusivity, and digital transformation. Notably, this year’s edition includes a dedicated section that focuses on public

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Procurement trends

Procurement Trends for 2024 According to Experts

In this second article of a 3-part series, Marijn Overvest, founder of Netherlands-based company, Procurement Tactics, continues to unpack a wealth of advice for industry professionals to use in their planning for 2024. We pick up at Number 4 of 11 trends in procurement, predicted by experts for the coming year. Trend 4. Procurement forecasting

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Salary expectations

Minding the Gap Between Salary Expectations and Realistic Increases

In the delicate balancing act of matching businesses with the right procurement professionals, Daniel le Grange, recruiting specialist in the supply chain arena at Planned Talent in Pretoria, explains how to harmonise the desires and expectations of both clients and candidates to their mutual benefit. Salary increases and expectations are undeniably a pivotal aspect when

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Peak performance

The Path to a Peak Performance Career Vision

Building a peak performance career is not just about working harder, executive coach, leadership & talent strategist, and founder / managing director of People Shop in Cape Town, Chantal Kading, reminds us; it’s about crafting a vision for your career that is supported by values aimed at igniting your greatest possibility. In this article, she

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Loadshedding impact on SC

Loadshedding’s ripple effect on SA’s supply chains

In the realm of supply chain management, where efficiency and precision are paramount, disruptions can send shockwaves through even the most finely-tuned systems. One such disruption that has cast its shadow over the supply chains of South Africa is loadshedding. This IMM Graduate School blog delves into the intricate web of challenges that loadshedding poses

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Backlog at Durban container terminal

No quick fix for congestion at Durban container terminal

The prevailing backlog of ships at anchorage outside South Africa’s largest container terminal in Durban is currently forecast to be cleared only by the end of February next year, amid persistent equipment shortages and insufficient maintenance, writes Terence Creamer in this article, republished courtesy of Creamer Media’s Engineering News. However, Transnet Port Terminals (TPT) reports

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Carbon emissions reduction

Supply Chain Emissions Reductions Accelerating as Companies Reassess in Year Two

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

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PMI November

Absa Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) November 2023

The Absa Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) rose by 2.8 index points to 48.2 in November. This was the first increase following two months of a decline in the headline index, although the index failed to return to positive terrain. Indeed, the business activity and new sales orders indices both still point to declining activity and demand, albeit at

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