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Sustainable Procurement

The Key to Forging Long-term, Successful Relationships with SMEs

We need more participation from SMEs and minority-owned businesses in public procurement; the benefits are simply too great to ignore. With infrastructure spending at all levels of government set to remain strong for the coming years, there’s an opportunity that can’t be missed. But how serious is the government about…
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5 Ways Procurement Can Expand Your Business

Expand or die. It may seem like a brutal ultimatum, but it holds some truth when it comes to the business world. Organisations, like the universe, cannot stay still: they expand or they contract. That’s it. If you want to keep operating, you have to keep growing. But this growth…
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3 Green Supply Chain Management Challenges & Their Solutions

The future is bright for those organisations who adopt green supply chain management. By 2025, the global consuming class is expected to have swelled by 75 per cent since 2010. In addition, incomes are growing and people are spending a larger portion of their budget on consumer goods. If companies…
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Commercially-Savvy Reasons Behind Supply Chain Diversity

What’s the ROI of your supply chain diversity programs? If you’re struggling to come up with a number for this, you’re not alone. A poll taken as part of Supplier Diversity Discussions asked companies what the primary reason was for having a supplier diversity program. The most common reason by…
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Navigating the Great Resignation

An event as profound and far-reaching as the COVID-19 pandemic was always going to affect how we see things. For employees, this has meant looking around at their organisation and wondering if this is where they want to be. October 2019 saw a 26% jump in the number of employees…
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Procurement Can Drive Decarbonisation

Hurricanes in the Philippines, cyclones in North and Central America, flash flooding in Afghanistan and, of course, bushfires in Australia. There’s no place in the world that isn’t immune to the devastating effects of global warming. As we draw inevitably closer to the 1.5°C increase in average global temperatures, things…
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Why Sustainable Procurement is Commercially Savvy

Why Sustainable Procurement is Commercially Savvy

The pandemic has done its best to divert our attention from the issues of global warming, but the latest report from the IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change) has once again made it front and centre – where it should be. What the report detailed was predictable and dire. Longer…
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5 Steps for a Robust Contingency Plan

Contingency plan

The modern supply chain is a beast, operating on a ‘just-in-time’ basis at a large scale. This fast and loose style works well when things are going smoothly and predictably, but when disaster strikes – like a pandemic – the vulnerabilities can no longer be ignored. The best way to…
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