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Procurement Transformation Institute
Procurement Value Delivered
Issue 74, 15th Aug 2019
This Week's Highlight

Buying for Social Impact for Procurers: 5th September 2019:
Thursday 05th Sep 2019---Dublin.


Buying for Social Impact (BSI) is a project commissioned by the Executive Agency for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (EASME) and the European Commission Directorate-General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs (DG GROW) to promote the use of social considerations in public procurement procedures.

 

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Procurement Picks
People

Latest Developments in EU Public Procurement

The EPPPL Annual Forum consists of conference and workshop.

The conference will provide a comprehensive insight and update on the changes in public procurement field. Participants will get expert guidance on how to interpret and meet new challenges.
The workshop will give participants a profound insight into e-procurement. Various practical case studies in small groups leave time for lively debates and in-depth discussion of individual questions


24.10.2019 - 25.10.2019 | Amsterdam 

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Technology:
Is Amazon Ever Going to Stop Surprising Us?

With a mission “to be Earth’s most customer-centric company, where customers can find and discover anything they might want to buy online, and endevors to offer its customers the lowest possible prices,” Amazon continues to be innovative in an effort towards a bright future.  For example, Amazon was an industry leader with the introduction of 1-day shipping, shifting consumers to expect this new luxury as the standard.
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Knowledge

5 Insights About Sourcing and Developing Strategic Partnerships

The core role of strategic sourcing is to facilitate what the stakeholder is looking for, finding services and products on behalf of internal customers so they get what they want and need for the best value. Ideally, the strategic sourcing team needs to understand the space in which they’re sourcing – in fact; they should understand it better than the stakeholders themselves. What are the table stakes, the trends, the market research, the vocabulary?

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Process.
Starbucks’ closely managed supply chain may be the key to the premium coffee giant’s success..
Starbucks uses a vertically integrated supply chain, which means that the company is involved in every step of its supply chain process, all the way from the coffee bean to the cup of coffee sold to consumers. The use of a vertically integrated system means that Starbucks works directly with its nearly 300,000 worldwide coffee growers. The company believes that interacting directly with farmers ensures that all of its coffee beans will achieve the same quality and flavour standards.
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Culture:
The circular economy giant you've never heard of is planning a major expansion

It calls itself the "invisible backbone" of the global supply chain.
CHEP's bread and butter is reusable packaging equipment — providing crates, pallets and boxes to companies around the world. CHEP is one of the largest pallet businesses in the world, and at any given moment, it will have 300 million packaging units on the move. However, in contrast to many  CHEP rents them to customers and then collects almost every unit back after use to inspect, repair and send back out into the supply chain again. "The business has been built around this idea of sharing and reusing from the beginning,"
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