Strategic Sourcing

5 Things Your Procurement Teams Should be Addressing

Future-Ready Procurement: 5 Things Your Procurement Teams Should be Addressing

In recent years, global supply chains have faced adversity from various fronts, hampering trade. Many organisations perceive a perpetual crisis, prompting a focus on resilience in boardrooms worldwide. A significant portion of supply chain leaders acknowledge vulnerability to disruptions, primarily due to rising costs and geopolitical uncertainties. Axis Group based in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, […]

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Sustainability, Business Continuity, Sales and Operations Planning

Integrating Sustainability, Business Continuity and Profit Priorities into Sales and Operations Planning for Business Success

In today’s rapidly evolving business landscape, achieving success goes beyond mere profitability. It entails a careful balance between sustainability, business continuity and profit priorities. Integrating these elements into the Sales & Operations Planning (S&OP) process is crucial for ensuring long-term resilience and competitiveness. Speaking to SmartProcurement, Bob Forshay, SupplyChainPro2Know Principal at Mastermind Group, based in

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Futureproof Supply Chain Sub-Saharan Africa

How to Futureproof the Supply Chain in Sub-Saharan Africa

In today’s dynamic global supply chain arena, trade resilience stands as the cornerstone of triumph, says Mohammed Akoojee, CEO & MD for sub-Saharan Africa at DP World in an article published in WhyAfrica. Against the backdrop of escalating macroeconomic perils and swift transformations across diverse regions, fortitude has become indispensable for navigating the intricate intricacies

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AI in Corporate Travel Procurement

The Transformative Power of AI in Corporate Travel Procurement

Many companies are looking at ways to implement AI solutions into their core business, but how many are looking into ways to maximise the power of AI for their travel programme. Wings Global Travel is leading in many of the fields of AI and will be introducing AI tools in 2024. To help companies understand

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Interrupted Supply Chain Infrastructure

Interrupted Supply Chain Infrastructure: Global Supply Risk or Opportunity?

Congested ports and serious shortages during the Covid-19 pandemic and subsequent lockdowns might be a distant memory in many of the world’s trading hubs, but in South Africa, it is looming over many industries post-festive season and beyond. In this piece, Broll Property Group (Pty) Ltd.’s Risk Management Director, Jason Griessel unpacks to SmartProcurement, the

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South Africa's Port Infrastructure

Navigating Port Challenges: The Path Forward for South Africa’s Port Infrastructure

In South Africa, the efficient functioning of ports is crucial for the export of fruits, a vital sector for the economy. Recently, Transnet Port Terminals (TPT) provided an update on the status of port equipment, shedding light on the challenges faced and the strategies being pursued for recovery. Additionally, insights from the Fresh Produce Exporters

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Renewables Bid Deadline Moves

IPPO Confirms May 30 Renewables Bid Deadline as it Moves to Accommodate Grid Quotes and Curtailment

The IPPO has announced the extension of the submission deadline for Bid Window Seven (BW7) of the Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme (REIPPPP) to May 30th. This extension allows for the inclusion of grid-connection quotes and a curtailment addendum recently published by Eskom, SmartProcurement heard from Engineering News. In accordance with feedback received

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Transforming Procurement and Business through Storytelling

Transforming Procurement and Business through Storytelling

Dr Faith Mashele, Faculty Member at GIBS Business School in Johannesburg, South Africa, elucidates the transition from the conventional emphasis on cost reduction in Procurement to recognising the significance of interpersonal connections and narratives in the professional sphere. As she informs SmartProcurement, this shift is articulated via her individual odyssey, transitioning from corporate positions as

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Procurement Best Practices

An Analysis of Key Procurement Best Practices

Within the dynamic landscape of commerce, procurement assumes a pivotal role, serving as the catalyst which propels supply chain efficacy and economical operations. MJ Bronkhorst, Managing Director of Oxalys South Africa, outlines how procurement encapsulates the methodologies of sourcing, acquisition, and administration of indispensable goods and services crucial for organisational functionalities. Nonetheless, embedded within this

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Strategic Sourcing and Category Management

Difference Between Strategic Sourcing and Category Management

Effective procurement procedures like strategic sourcing and category management are crucial for businesses, vice chair of CIPS Dubai and vice president of Chartered Buying in the UAE, Faiq Ali Khan, tells SmartProcurement, especially in cases where businesses aim to maximise their resources and maintain a competitive edge in the complex arena of business today. If

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