Blog / Elaine Porteous
On the cusp of a groundbreaking Procurement event, in the wake of catastrophic pre-COVID events, and despite grim economic outlooks and stifled Supply Chains, Africa is proving itself to be an innovative, resilient force in World Procurement It’s an exciting time for Procurement in Africa! Two leading influencers in the African Supply Chain and Procurement profession have created AFRICA SUPPLY … Continue reading Out Of Africa – Procurement News
In days gone by, Christmas gifts from suppliers were the norm. Now it’s no longer the case. But how do you turn them down without offending anyone? Way back, towards the end of the last century, year-end gifts from suppliers were not only abundant but also expected. It was common practice for suppliers to spend serious … Continue reading How to Manage Unwanted Supplier Gifts
It’s the time of year where the office gets really quiet. So how are you going to use this quiet time productively? We’ve all now started the long wind down towards Christmas. People are tired and losing focus and everyone is trying to spend as little time in the office as possible. But this is … Continue reading It’s So Quiet in the Office – Where is Everyone?
What does blockchain mean for your supply chain? Few people working in supply chain roles have a clear understanding of how this fledgeling solution called blockchain is, or could be, applied in their organisations. There is much hype and misinformation in the marketplace and much of it is due to the unproven nature in practice … Continue reading Is Blockchain The Next Big Thing For Supply Chain?
Adaptability and agility in the supply chain are crucial in responding to fluctuations in demand and shorter product cycles. Today’s global marketplace is volatile and fast-moving. Adaptability and agility in the supply chain are crucial in responding to fluctuations in demand and shorter product cycles. Agility within this unpredictable market requires that your supply chain … Continue reading 3 Success Factors In Building An Agile Supply Chain
In order to succeed, a business must be able to deliver more value to customers than its competitors. How do you make supply chain your organisation’s competitive advantage? In order to succeed, a business must be able to deliver more value to customers than its competitors. It is becoming more difficult to find, develop and … Continue reading Making Supply Chain Your Organisation’s Competitive Advantage
How to you prepare for (and ace!) your procurement or supply chain job interview? There is no shortage of general advice available online on how to prepare for and behave in an interview situation, and it’s free. That’s all very helpful, but what about preparing for an interview in supply chain or in a procurement … Continue reading The 6 Stages Of Your Procurement Job Interview