Collaboration, Procurement with Purpose and the Entente Cordiale…


Last week, round 40 Procurement leaders got together in the very pleasant surroundings of the Royal Lancaster Hotel in London to talk about collaboration, and to celebrate Ivalua’s increased presence in the UK.

Procurement Experiences, Trends and the Future!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Check out What is Virtual Procurement and Why Should You Care? Where is procurement, outsourcing, sourcing, supply chain, and purchasing going? We have worked in hundreds of different industries and spend areas over many years in thousands of procurement projects.

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France’s Sapin II Anti-Corruption Law Requires Risk Assessments of Suppliers & Other Third-parties


France, with its Sapin II draft law, is the latest in this group and should be closer aligned with other regulations such as the US FCPA or the UK Bribery Act, in what seems to be becoming an international standard. Just earlier this year, Transparency International ranked France 23rd in its latest Corruption Perceptions Index, next to Chile and the UAE – confirming France has been lagging behind on this issue. This represents about 1570 large groups in France.

Supply Chain Event 2016

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Organisation: Reed Expositions France. More information >> Register now >> Events 3D printing Conference event inventory Paris Porte de Versailles Procurement management Reed Expositions France supply chain Supply Chain Event warehouse robotics

Why The Time Is Now for Sustainable Procurement


Earth Day (April 22nd) is a celebration of commitment to creating a safer, healthier and cleaner world, making it a natural time to reflect on the power and value of sustainable procurement programs. Procurement teams are in a unique and important position to drive such initiatives forward as these improvements are only possible through actions taken in the supply chain. Procurement at the pivot point. Clear steps to sustainable procurement.

Paving the Way for Sustainable Public Procurement


Sustainable public procurement can also be beneficial from the economic perspective: It can generate income, reduce costs and promote innovation among domestic producers. National Procurement Standards. ’s In-procurement Magazine Public spending is big business.

Supply Chain Skills for the Future – Developing the Team of Tomorrow


There are more pressing demands from customers, accrued procurement complexity as well as the new technologies such as Artificial intelligence, Blockchain, Collaborative Platforms, IoT, Machine Learning, etc. Culture Featured Artificial Intelligence Blockchain Collaboration HR innovation Internet of Things IoT Machine Learning Marie-France Le Noac'h Skills Supply Chain Team Teamwork Tomorrow

“Procurement Value Proposition” Recognized


My most recent book co-authored with Gerard Chick, the Procurement Value Proposition , has received some nice accolades recently. The book was listed by Peter Smith of the site Spend Matters on the “ Christmas Books for Procurement People “, based on Smith’s earlier review appearing back in May. We spent some time emphasizing how important it was to think about procurement talent, to enable analytics that drive conversations with stakeholders that enable value.

A Fast, Accurate and Collaborative Supply Chain – The JJA Story


The company employs 500 people located in France and in China with strong competencies to serve the needs of our customers. They also noticed a better control of their inventory and safety stocks and consequently a better customer service level, a relevant and dynamic forecast and procurement process, easier, faster and incredibly intuitive which help to empower people in making smart and efficient decisions. JJA is a family-owned and independent company established in 1976.

Sustainable Supply Chains: A Country Comparison

SCM Research

The report reveals that suppliers in France, the UK, Spain and Germany are identified as the most sustainable ones, whereas suppliers in China, Italy and the U.S. Practice Globalization Procurement Report Supply Chain Management Supply Chain SustainabilityThe global not-for-profit organization CDP (formerly the Carbon Disclosure Project) has published a report: Supply Chain Sustainability Revealed: A Country Comparison. The report was written by Accenture Strategy.

Integrating Circular Economy Principles In Procurement


Procurement teams may be wondering “What is the Circular Economy and how might it be integrated into supply chain management?”. Correctly, many companies are focusing on the supply chain, engaging with their upstream partners to implement innovative procurement practices. Innovative procurement practices and supply chain engagement is fundamental to the success of any such strategy.

Press Release Viparis optimizes procurement processes thanks to the Ivalua solution and CKS’s support


Viparis has chosen Ivalua and CKS to equip its Procurement department with a software suite that meets the challenges of an exceptional deadline for the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris and will help sustain the Group’s growth. The solution implemented is based on a “pre-configuration” that combines the reference functionalities of e-Procurement. The post Press Release Viparis optimizes procurement processes thanks to the Ivalua solution and CKS’s support appeared first on Ivalua

France’s Biggest E-tailer, Cdiscount, Implements RELEX to Support Strong Growth

RELEX Solutions

To support this strategy we decided to review our procurement processes.” RELEX’s demand forecasting and replenishment solution should enable us to improve our automation of procurement processes so that our planners can focus on value-adding tasks, developing both our business and their expertise.”. “It It is a pleasure and a great honour to work with Cdiscount on this project,” says David Ritel, Managing Director of RELEX Solutions France. “We Read PDF.

Apps for more efficient procurement procedures

Supply Chain Movement

SynerTrade, provider of purchasing software and apps for more efficient procurement procedures, is growing robustly. Catalogue System is an app which increases the procurement process efficiency, among other things.

Ivalua NOW 2020 Paris to Showcase How Organizations Can Transform the World by how they Spend


Premier event for Procurement & Supply Chain practitioners will showcase latest technological innovations and extensive line-up of industry leaders. Ivalua NOW 2020 digital procurement e-procurement procurement Spend Management

Global Supply Chain Report 2017 (Guest Post by Dexter Galvin)

SCM Research

That’s more than the annual emissions of France, and it shows that the supply chain is a critical component – the missing link – in securing our sustainable, low-carbon future. Practice Research Guest Post Procurement Report Supply Chain SustainabilityI am happy to share the following guest post by Dexter Galvin, Head of Supply Chain, CDP. Thank you for contributing to my blog.

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Blockchain for Brexit

Supply Chain Movement

To illustrate his point, he used the example of a purchaser at an Italian company that mainly sources semi-finished products from France. 29 March 2019 is set to be another D-Day: Brexit.

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Sustainable Procurement: Are public authorities doing enough?


The B2B community Agrion just published an interesting article , raising the question: Green Procurement: Are private companies greener than the authorities? There is at least one area where I see a fundamental difference between Private and Public Green Procurement. There are 2 dimensions to Sustainable procurement: – Products (i.e. It could be summarized saying that Sustainable Procurement is about « what you buy » and « who you buy from ».

Book Review – Strategic Sustainable Procurement (by Colleen Theron and Malcom Dowden)


Colleen Theron and Malcom Dowden, a duo of British lawyers, have collaborated to write “Strategic Sustainable Procurement,” and they’ve successfully brought sustainability back down to Earth. Following the goal of the DoShorts series, to which the book belongs, the authors dig into the everyday aspects of sustainability that procurement officers must now incorporate in their routine. A couple examples from the authors are that Danone France saved €2.5M

A Multicultural Edge in Sustainable Procurement: Four Questions to Air Liquide’s Shui Mahieu


Shui Mahieu is a Sustainable Procurement Manager at Air Liquide, a multinational provider of industrial gases and services across multiple industries. Originally from China, she’s been living in France for 14 years and is trilingual in Chinese, French and English.

Airbus harmonizes its global procurement processes with AirSupply


Airbus harmonized its global procurement processes with a innovative, highly comprehensive initiative featuring AirSupply, earning a well-deserved nomination for the German Logistics Award The construction of an aircraft is preceded by a highly complex, sophisticated procurement process. “We have now significantly streamlined our operational procurement as part of a digital transformation.”

Supplier Motivation, A Key Component of Supplier Management


Convinced that their sizes and brands will attract suppliers anyway, they entrench themselves behind the gates of rigid procurement processes. This translates into a powerful lesson learned for Procurement: motivate your suppliers rather than merely manage them.

Top Six Reasons to Attend Sustain 2018


With over 400 procurement and sustainability directors and executives from large multinationals in the EcoVadis network you will make amazing connections. There is no question about it — it is hard to take time away from work.

Stéphane Simonetta new EVP and Head of Operations at Grundfos

Supply Chain Movement

Simonetta is born in France and holds a Master Degree in Industrial Engineering and Computer Science from the Ecole d’Ingénieur en Génie Informatique et Productique in Valenciennes, France, and has a degree from IMD.

Golden Results in the Supply Chain


More than 600 CSR and procurement professionals, attended Sustain , the annual EcoVadis event dedicated to responsible purchasing earlier this year. LPR operates in several European countries, including Benelux, France, Spain, Portugal and the United Kingdom.

Ivalua NOW 2020 Paris to Showcase How Organizations Can Transform the World by how they Spend


Premier event for Procurement & Supply Chain practitioners will showcase latest technological innovations and extensive line-up of industry leaders. Registration is free for procurement, finance and supply chain practitioners and can be done online for both the Paris and Washington (D.C.)

New French law to require for companies to report on GHG emissions in their supply chains


Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) reporting is mandatory in France for publicly listed and non-listed companies with at least 500 employees and a minimum of 100 million Euros turnover.

Mid-Year Progress Report – EcoVadis Continues to Build Momentum and Expand CSR and Sustainability Impact


We’re excited to see sustainable procurement gaining momentum and driving positive change in supplier sustainability and CSR practices worldwide. Customers using EcoVadis’ sustainable procurement solution are inviting suppliers to be assessed and share their CSR scorecards at a record run-rate, that surpassed 3,000 in May. We already have encouraging data and success stories from suppliers who have engaged Official Consulting Partner EY France. Hello readers!

Sustain 2018: Now Is the Time to Change the Mindset and Embrace the Impossible


More than 500 procurement and CSR professionals along with representatives of international organizations and NGOs gathered for EcoVadis’ annual conference in Paris on April 10-11 to collaborate, exchange best practices and discuss their shared vision for sustainable supply chains. .

Coronavirus Highlights Fragility of Global Supply Networks


Eight people tested positive for coronavirus in the UK, while five British nationals tested positive in France following the businessman’s trip to a French ski resort, and an NHS clinic he attended had to be temporarily closed.

Laerdal Medical Chooses Ivalua To Drive Efficiency and Compliance Across Its Global Organization


Redwood City, CA – January 16, 2020 – Ivalua, a leading global spend management cloud provider, and OJC Consulting, recognised software solutions implementation and consulting provider, have been chosen to transform procurement operations at Laerdal Medical – a world leading provider of training, educational and therapy products for lifesaving and emergency medical care. Eliassen, Procurement Manager at Laerdal.

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The Data Behind Amazon’s Logistics and Fulfillment Play


Across twenty additional countries, Amazon’s other centers are predominantly focused on fulfillment and delivery stations while some countries, like Italy, the UK, Germany, France, Spain, Singapore, and Japan also have Prime delivery facilities.

Data 216 Optimizes Inventory and Improves Competitiveness with ToolsGroup


Products are stored at an 84,000 sqm space in France which manages the distribution of tires across the whole of France and some neighboring countries. NEWS RELEASE.

Supply Chains Carry The Day at COP21


In case you weren’t able to make it to Paris, here’s a summary of the insights and discussion from this excellent panel procurement and sustainability leaders: Jeroen Wegkamp. CPO / Director Procurement & Chair in Railsponsible. Air France.

Network Design: the 5 good questions to ask

KEPLER Consulting

In France, more than 8 million square meters of additional storage surface have been put out on the market in 2018 by 40 logistics players.