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Issue 78, 12th Sep 2019
This Week's Highlight

Ervia, Ibec and the Small Firms Association are pleased to invite you to a special “Meet the Buyer” event on the upcoming commercial opportunities with Ervia. Ervia is a commercial semi-state multi-utility company responsible for the operation and maintenance of Ireland’s water and wastewater assets

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Procurement Picks

Why Is Procurement Obsessed With Being a “Partner” to the Organisation?

A common trend within large organisations today is for procurement (and other functions) to describe themselves as “partners” to the organisation, rather than “suppliers.” There is a certain logic to this approach – but there is nothing wrong with being an internal ‘supplier.’
The perceived wisdom is that if people see themselves as part of a bigger whole contributing to something greater – they will be happier, more motivated, and thus more productive.
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Schools framework fuels innovation and pain-free procurement.

Procurement frameworks are a model of efficiency: mitigating the risk of paying too much or signing contracts that don’t deliver. To be selected, companies have to make a case for their ability to deliver the tendered service, including an indication of price.

The framework devised for the Provision of School Payment Solutions to Irish primary and post-primary schools was introduced in 2017, part of a wider government initiative, the National Payments Plan, to increase secure and efficient electronic methods.

The goal is to reduce reliance on cash and paper-based payments. 

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5 Things to Consider When Choosing a Freight Forwarder:

 A quick Google search will show that there’s no shortage of companies ready to ship your goods internationally. But, there’s a vast difference between any freight forwarder and a good freight forwarder.
If your business is new to international shipping, you may not understand the importance of freight forwarding. But the truth is, the success of your international business is heavily dependent on choosing the right freight forwarder.

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Choosing The Right Type of Packaging.

Optimised packaging is what many supply chain professionals are overlooking, and it is a critical error.
The same way packaging optimization fuels the optimization of your supply chain at home, it offers the same optimization potentials for international logistics.

Getting your packaging right is critically important in exporting your goods.

The following considerations drive home how important it is to have the right packaging options:
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Sustainable procurement by organisations of all descriptions is no longer a simple corporate social responsibility (CSR)

 It has now become a central pillar of business strategy that can have a major influence on both reputation and the bottom line.


Founded in 1854 and today one of the UK’s foremost social enterprises, CLARITY & Co.’s core goal is to address and counter prejudicial perceptions of disability. Actually, it likes to say it is disrupting and changing views about just what people with disabilities and long-term health conditions are able to achieve in the workplace and in life. It doesn’t see disability, it sees workability.


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