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Issue 79, 19th Sep 2019
This Week's Highlight

Local Government Supplier Engagement Event

01st October
CityWest Hotel & Conference Centre.

InterTradeIreland in partnership with The Local Government Management Agency (LGMA) are delighted to deliver a Supplier Engagement event focusing on Local government opportunities in the greater Dublin and surrounding areas.

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Procurement Picks

These 4 Lessons that Procurement can Learn from Bees
In the beginning, it may be quite startling for a procurement professional to think if there is anything bees can teach humans. Aren’t humans the most evolved of all species-the most intelligent one?

Indeed humans are the most discerning of all species, and that helps human learn from anything and anywhere. So, won’t it be smart to learn from bees as well
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London is going to use heat from the Underground to help heat its homes

On a hot summer day, the temperature inside a subway car in the London Underground can sometimes climb above 100 degrees Fahrenheit, and even in the winter, the city’s Tube lines can be so toasty from the operation of the trains that extra heat needs to be vented outside.
But by the end of the year, one subway line will begin making use of that heat—sending it to hundreds of nearby homes and businesses to help keep them warm in cold weathe

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From tactical to strategic sourcing: Going beyond daily battles to long-term victory

Do you ever feel like you’ve been winning the battles but still losing the war? In the art of war, military strategists are required to look beyond short-term skirmishes, where little if any ground is gained, and instead focus on a vision for victory in the longer term.

Every large procurement function aspires to be strategic, but most are running their operations on short-term tactics.

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7 Mini Case Studies: Successful Supply Chain Cost Reduction 

The vast majority of  companies have  looked at their supply chain costs and sought to deliver reductions, however how many in the longer term have been able to sustain any progress in supply chain cost reduction.
The following five mini case studies explore a few high-profile companies that have managed to sustain their supply chain cost-reduction efforts and keep expenses under control. Read on for inspiration.
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Plastic straws, cups and cutlery to be banned by minister

Plastic straws, plates, cups, cutlery and other single-use items are to be banned in a crackdown on wasteful and polluting plastics.

Levies will also be charged for using non-recyclable plastic packaging on food and other goods, with a possible ban to follow on these too if charging does not deter their use.

The moves will form part of a new waste strategy aimed at radically reducing the amount of day-to-day plastic used and greatly improving recycling rates.

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