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.

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. With that, global businesses are committing to key sustainability objectives such as reducing greenhouse gas emissions , eliminating slave labor , avoiding plastics , conserving water used in production , tapping into renewable energy sources and more. Procurement at the pivot point.

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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.

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.

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.

ISO 20400: Building Value Through a New Standard for Sustainable Procurement


No matter what industry you operate in, procurement can create immense value — in some sectors, for instance construction, as much as 80 percent of revenue goes into the supply chain. Are Your Sustainable Procurement Policies in Line With the Standard?

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

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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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.

L’Oreal and Coty Told to Look Beyond China for Sourcing Beauty Products

Material Handling & Logistics

Walmart is asking suppliers if they have facilities outside of China, and if not, whether they would consider investing in some to broaden their sourcing ability. Cosmetics suppliers are being asked to consider sourcing their goods from countries outside of China.

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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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.

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Supplier Data Comes of Age: The Benefits of Knowing Your Suppliers

HICX Solutions

The French unit, meanwhile, may have its own record for ‘FedEx France’. Bryan Nella, an executive at multinational enterprise software organisation Infor , talks about some of the practical advantages that can be enjoyed in the world of digital procurement once supplier data is accurate.

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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. Source:

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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.

Limiting e-waste through ethical supply chain practices


The Information and Communications Technology (ICT) sector has led the charge for sustainable procurement in recent years as technology companies push hard to meet consumer demands for transparency in the supply chain. Alcatel-Lucent Sustainable Procurement Case Study

ISO 37001:2016 The New Standard for Anti-bribery Management System


Mandatory third-party due diligence will likely be included in future anti-bribery legislation, such as in France’s Sapin II law. Source: International Organisation for Standardisation website ). EcoVadis assesses supplier CSR risks using 21 criteria covering environment, labor & human rights, business ethics and sustainable procurement. Supplier Cartel Activity and Sustainable Procurement

CSR Leaders Work With UNGC To Drive Corporate Attention On Supply Chain Sustainability


This workshop brought together Global Compact LEAD companies and other members convened to define and bring urgency to sustainable procurement, and to discuss how they can motivate and mobilize their companies to address this next frontier in Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) progress.

How The Coronavirus Epidemic is Throttling Global Supply Chains

Logistics Bureau

Containers are piling up in ports, international shipping has been hammered, Western companies are battling to source products from traditional suppliers, and disruptions are being experienced throughout the global supply chain. COVID-19 Impact on Procurement.

The American Revolution and the Supply Chain

Enterra Insights

If left to further its own evolution, they could have served as a source of competition to British Manufacturers. Ferling reports, “So much heavy clothing arrived from France at the beginning of the winter in 1779 that Washington was compelled to locate storage facilities for his surplus.” Today in America, we commemorate the signing of the Declaration of Independence in 1776. The American Revolution left us with stories of heroism, betrayal, sacrifice, and struggle.



PKP Energetyka, launched the implementation of Ivalua’s state-of-the-art Procurement and Sourcing solution with the participation of OptiBuy. Paris, France – 15 th January, 2019 – PKP Energetyka is a leader in the construction and maintenance of contact line systems as well as railway electrical power engineering in Poland. PKP Energetyka decided to implement a SaaS (Software-as-a-Service)-based Advanced Procurement solution, delivered by Ivalua.

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Growing Challenges in Supplier CSR Monitoring are Being Met with Powerful Digital Solutions


Regulations and laws demanding supplier due-diligence are expanding, from UK Modern Slavery Act , and proposed laws like EU Conflict Minerals , to France’s Devoir de Vigilance Bill and related proposed laws like HR 3226 in the US and elsewhere. But assessing and monitoring the CSR practices of suppliers worldwide poses tough challenges for procurement teams, across these dimensions: Geographic diversity. Note: This blog was originally posted on.

New: Global Trade Map 2016

Supply Chain Movement

The benefits of utilising modern-day FTAs include fewer customs duties, less red tape, access to public tenders, sourcing opportunities, investment opportunities and more transparent business conditions. France. Uncovering and mitigating trade risks in international operations.

Forced Labor in Seafood Supply Chains


This paper explores why forced labor in seafood industry supply chains continues to grab headlines, tarnish brand images, and challenge procurement teams – and what they can do about it. France is now following the lead of the U.K. Introduction. Shrimp tacos. Blackened catfish.

Nursing Hospital and Healthcare Supply Into a New Age

Logistics Bureau

Centralisation then, is all about taking procurement and logistics out of the hands of medical professionals and placing it under its own governance structure. Rather than outsource the operation, Intermountain chose to keep control of all procurement and supply activities.

Sorry, I’m Not Sure: Supply Chain and Logistics Predictions for 2018

Talking Logistics

Source: Evan, Flikr. “I SophiaTX Open Source Platform to Integrate SAP, Blockchain. Air France KLM is Evaluating MRO Potential for Blockchain. I will be wrong again,” I stated last year before making my supply chain and logistics predictions for 2017 , and I was right.