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    • [2016-09-27]

      Chain reactions

      Supply chain efficiency needs balancingagainst the risks of running a port, explains Martin RushmereRisk management is being examined againstthe background of vulnerable and sometimes overloaded supply chains as port executivestry to improve efficiency. And concerns have increased in the wake of theexplosion at the Port of Tianjin.“The Tianjin explosion specifically has had consequences to themovement of ha......
    • The UK’s population is ageing rapidly. By 2040, nearly one in four people will be aged 65 or over and this represents an enormous challenge for public sector organizations, particularly those providing and procuring frontline services, from local authorities to NHS trusts to housing associations.Increasingly, technology-enabled care – from wearable alarms to monitoring equipment – is seen as a solution to c......
    • Change management in procurement was top of the agenda at day two of SciQuest’s Next Level 2016 conference. And, while you would be hard pressed to find someone not in agreement with the view that the function needs to constantly evolve, many of the speakers pointed out that very few businesses can actually say they have pulled off a successful transformation. The question though is why?More than 50% of cha......
    • As a nation South Africa could be set for a turbulent few months. Municipal elections are set for early August, the South African rand is currently trading at one rand to (US)$7cents while unemployment hit 26.7% for the first quarter of 2016, a 12-year high. Many in the country believe that the situation could get worse before it gets any better and that was certainly the view shared by procurement chiefs a......
    • In any period of economic challenges it isvital to enhance every dollar and minute mean something. Time is money. Wastewithin a company’s supply chain, either internal or external, are a hugeexpense of time and money that can drastically decreased through more efficientsupply chain processes.Most companies in order to be successfulmust find methods which decrease waste and activities that do not add value. ......
    • 1.Know your capability When approaching SEI for the first time, it is important to understand what capabilities already exist in the organization, the existing relationships procurement has with suppliers, the business priorities of the company as a whole, and what a successful outcome would look like to the business. Procurement has the best seat in the house to understand these capabilities for innovation......

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