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Procurement Transformation Institute
Procurement Value Delivered
Issue 97, 13th Feb 2019
This Week's Highlight:



Procurex Ireland is one of the major highlights within the annual public procurement calendar, supporting innovation, collaboration, education and celebration over a single dedicated day.


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Procurement Picks

People:
Vodafone Procurement Transformation:

Transformation. It’s the major trend of the supply chain industry. And with good reason — it is essential to achieving sustained success long-term.

Ninian Wilson, Global Supply Chain Director and CEO of Vodafone Procurement Company, first task as Supply Chain Director was to set in motion a transformation strategy for the organisation. The strategy, called ‘Our House’, was created with a clear mission statement: to be the best digital supply chain management (SCM) team in a connected world, powered by people and partnering to create value through innovation and ecosystem management.

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Technology:
Irish Travel Tech companies thriving, says new report

Airlines, hotels and travel sellers are increasingly looking to Irish travel tech companies to build out their ancillary product strategies and boost profits, according to a new study.
The study, conducted on behalf of Enterprise Ireland, suggests that the Republic of Ireland is “a hotbed of travel tech”, with some 100 companies active across the sector.
“Ireland is really a hub for travel technology companies of all different sizes, many of which have become market leaders and have gone on to foster even more start-ups,”

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Knowledge:
Supply chains plan for coronavirus disruption
Companies that rely on manufacturing from facilities in Wuhan, China, are considering alternative suppliers as facilities in the region face potential production delays. The region has implemented a quarantine​ limiting travel in and out of the industrial hub.

"We do have some suppliers in the Wuhan area," Apple CEO Tim Cook said however "All of the suppliers there are alternate sources and we’re obviously working on mitigation plans to make up any expected production loss ... With respect to supply sources that are outside the Wuhan area, the impact is less clear at this time.
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Process.
A very succinct guide to winning contracts – for suppliers

By nature procurement is a competitive business – and while that sounds obvious, sometimes we don’t stop and think about just how hard it is to get a foothold in the world of contracts and tenders without a lot of time, effort and money investment. Especially so for smaller organisations.
We ‘win’ contracts, which means we have to be in the race, and this, as we know, involves so much more than simply registering your capabilities. You have to do the leg work, and understand your market and the buyer’s needs, and be in a position to sell your wares.

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Sustainability:
Procurement a priority in Mercedes’ sustainability plan


Mercedes-Benz Cars has launched a pilot project to improve transparency on how much CO2 is emitted in the transport of source materials, starting with recycled cobalt. It will extend the company’s existing use of blockchain technology by tracking climate-relevant gases and other material along battery cell manufacturers’ supply chain
Mercedes-Benz Cars has launched a pilot project to improve transparency on how much CO2 is emitted in the transport of source materials, starting with recycled cobalt.

 

 

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