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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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Why procurement will be the ‘key enabler’ for AI adoption

It is “imperative” that procurement is at the heart of AI adoption, the World Economic Forum (WEF) has warned in a report published earlier this year. Unpacking the report here, is reporter with Supply Management magazine at Haymarket Business Media, Will Phillips, MA. Procurement is a “key enabler” in the adoption of artificial intelligence, and

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Procurement deadline

SA misses renewables procurement deadline at Kusile

Electricity Minister Kgosientsho Ramokgopa has welcomed the earlier-than-expected return of Kusile Unit 3 coal-fired generation, but has also acknowledged that government simultaneously failed to meet its end of September deadline for the release of the next public procurement round for renewable energy, reports Creamer Media’s Editor, Terence Creamer in Engineering News. Eskom confirmed on September

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Recruiting top talent

The Need for Speed to Secure Top Talent

One significant factor that can impact an organisation’s ability to attract and retain top talent is the length of the recruitment process, writes Talent Manager at Pretoria-based supply chain recruitment specialist company, Planned Talent, Megan Rogers. Throughout my career as a recruiter, I have seen many of my clients lose top talent due to a

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Brand equity

Personal Brand Equity as a Strategy for Success

Trust, reputation and a unique value proposition. These are often touted as the hallmarks of brand equity. In this article, executive coach, leadership & talent strategist, and founder / managing director of People Shop in Cape Town, Chantal Kading, seeks to elucidate some of the strategies professionals use to build their equity. As a strategy

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Local content & procurement

Creating Sustainable Industries in West Africa via Local Content & Procurement

Senior Group Category Manager at Endeavour Mining in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, Balla Niambele, MBA, examines how mining can underpin the development of sustainable industries in West Africa, placing emphasis on the significance of local content and procurement, and the challenges and opportunities that come with these. West Africa’s economic growth and development have long been

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