Procurement Terminology is a Mess!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Procurement language article originally published by, and permission to publish here provided by, Sam Jenks at kodiakrating.com. From one Procurement organization to the next, terminology differs. Procurement is a function, that is undergoing transformation; technologically and ideologically. Under apartheid, and the first few years of his life, in South Africa, his existence was literally a crime. procurement #purchasing #language #supplychainmanagement.

Procurement Terminology is a Mess!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Hey Procurement! From one Procurement organization to the next, terminology differs. Procurement is a function, that is undergoing transformation; technologically and ideologically. Under apartheid, and the first few years of his life, in South Africa, his existence was literally a crime. He takes the naive reader (myself) on a wonderfully descriptive journey through the uniqueness and bizarreness of South Africa under apartheid. Subscribe Here!

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Managing the Procurement of Promotional Goods and Services

Claritum

Claritum Article - Procurement Blog. Essential is to get the right specialist procurement technology in place. That is a specialist procure to pay solution built specifically to address this domain. In addition to being easy for employees to use, the procurement technology should also allow Procurement to establish and control suppliers and spending related to these suppliers. All images courtesy of Kadimah Print South Africa kadimah.com.

What Is Old Is New Again. Maybe, Just Maybe, the Emperor Is Getting Some Clothes.

Supply Chain Shaman

In the height of the e-commerce craze, the marketplace offerings started with a focus on e-procurement. The widely-held view was that the e-procurement market would fuel the next generation of marketplace applications. The rebirth of marketplace offerings is not on the back of e-procurement or ERP. Formed in 1999 to serve the process chemical industry, Elemica is moving from a singular vision of e-procurement to multi-tier visibility and collaborative workflow.

Logipharma 2014

Supply Chain Movement

Ryan Viegas, VP Supply Chain & Procurement, Watson Pharmaceuticals, India. Tobi Krige, Head of Distribution, Africa, Addcock South Africa. Logipharma 2014. Date: 07-10 April 2014. Venue: Congress Center Basel (CH). Organiser: WBResearch. URL: www.logipharmauk.wbresearch.com. The Leading End-To-End Supply Chain Management Event For The Life Science Industry.

How Do You Define a Mature Supply Chain Planning Organization? (Part 1)

Supply Chain Shaman

Design of cash-to-cash cycles strategically through complexity analysis, sales and procurement policies. Procurement. Procurement programs are implemented as standalone processes. Tomorrow, I board my long flight from South Africa. It was a sultry day in Philadelphia. Last week, it felt like August not May. I found myself counting the street signs to be sure that I was on track for my 8:00 a.m. client meeting.

How to Plan for Common Disruptors in Ocean Freight

Talking Logistics

The 9 th annual BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa) summit is being held in Xiamen September 3-5, 2017 (the summit location rotates between its member countries). Robinson offices, procurement teams, and customers. Peak season for ocean freight shipping is underway. Which means that, as it does every year at this time, space is about to get very tight.

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Marion Kohlmeier: ‘Expansion in our global footprint has been a big step’

Supply Chain Movement

It is responsible for the procurement of raw materials and components for the production plants all over the globe and the negotiations with our production cooperations. Before a project begins we go through a calculation phase to cost the logistics processes, packaging and procurement of new parts. Two years ago we opened production cooperations in South Africa and China and we are currently building another cooperation in North America.

Dil?at Uyguroglu:“Supply chain plays a huge role in sustainability agenda”

Supply Chain Movement

I have been in this position for nearly one year but I’ve been with the company for 20 years during which I’ve covered almost every category and function within supply chain from project management and manufacturing to factory management in Morocco and Turkey and planning and technology director roles in Durban, South Africa. The way we procure, produce and distribute and work with our partners, in a sustainable way has a high priority.

New: Global Trade Map 2016

Supply Chain Movement

Free Trade Agreements (FTAs) and Preferential Trade Agreements (PTAs) are designed to boost economic growth through trade by opening markets by way of progressive removal of customs duties, eliminating or reducing trade barriers and tariffs, lifting restrictions on services and even through public procurement. South Africa. South Georgia and The South Sandwich Islands. Uncovering and mitigating trade risks in international operations.

Letter from the CEO: Market Update April 2, 2020

Transplace

The result is that fewer loads are moving south, thus reducing the capacity to move northbound loads out of the U.S. Multiple countries are under “stay in place” nationwide mandates including India, South Africa Philippines, and multiple countries in Europe. Transnet Port Terminals in South Africa and other carriers globally are invoking provisions of Force Majeure clauses in their standard terms and conditions. Letter from the CEO: Market Update April 2, 2020.

Mozambique takes Claritum beyond 70 operating countries

Claritum

Claritum Article - Procurement Blog. Stretching from South Africa to Finland and from Spain to New Zealand (diametric opposites on the globe.) Providing sourcing events, procurement processes and catalogues to manage spend and provide significant and sustainable savings for all our users. Mozambique makes it 70 countries! Claritum has added Mozambique to the list of user countries on the Claritum eProcurement cloud-based platform.

S&OP, a vision for the future. The expert interview series #7

Supply Chain Trend

Currently as the Director of Supply Chain for Newell Brands Applied Materials, he oversees the SIOP process, production planning, procurement, warehousing, and logistics for servicing big box retailers including Walmart, Lowe’s, and The Home Depot. My first one was for the 2015 annual APICS conference in Las Vegas where a board member of SAPICS attending my presentation inquired if I would be interested in presenting at their conference in Sun City, South Africa.

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Supply Chain Management in a VUCA World

Enterra Insights

He explains, “I almost feel that we should be shouting ‘Vuka’ which in Xhosa (one of the South Africa languages) means ‘wake up.’ Yet all of the functions that we now associate with Supply Chain have been around for a very long time: Planning, Inventory Management, Logistics, Procurement and Purchasing, Warehousing and many more.”[2] Anyone who has served in the armed forces knows the military loves its acronyms.

May 2019 Automation Hero: Elsante Mnzava of Mkenga Group

EazyStock

EazyStock’s Tanazia based Partner Elsante Mnzava helps distributors in Africa become more competitive with automated processes. My dearest and beloved late Father was from Tanzania in East Africa, my dearest and beloved Mother is from Sierra Leone in West Africa and I grew up in Zambia and attended secondary school in Swaziland—both in Southern Africa.

May 2019 Automation Hero: Elsante Mnzava of Mkenga Group

EazyStock

EazyStock’s Tanzania-based Partner Elsante Mnzava helps distributors in Africa become more competitive with automated processes. My dearest and beloved late father was from Tanzania in East Africa, my dearest and beloved mother is from Sierra Leone in West Africa and I grew up in Zambia and attended secondary school in Swaziland – both in Southern Africa.