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Procurement Transformation Institute
Procurement Value Delivered
Issue 90, 05th Dec 2019
This Week's Highlight:

The National Procurement Summit is being held on 29-30 JANUARY 2020 in the Citywest Hotel, Dublin

This gathering of over 1000 procurement directors, sourcing directors, senior management and supply chain directors is the ultimate procurement and supply chain conference and exhibition in Ireland.

This is a sourcing exhibition and conference where you meet sourcing, procurement, purchasing and buying professionals from both government and the private sector. The exhibition will offer you easy access to procurement professionals ensuring that you can learn more about their requirements and meet their needs.

29th -30th January 2020-Citywest Dublin:

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One of the world’s leading coffee chains, Starbucks boasts more than 25,000 stores across six continents. Having substantially increased its influence in China, the firm now operates over 3,500 branches in the country with plans to expand to 5,000 outlets by 2021. In 2008, Starbucks created a three-step supply chain transformation plan in a bid to realign and achieve significant success. It would reorganise and simplify its supply chain, cut costs and improve service while also to be more sustainable

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How CPOs can tackle an increasingly complex world of procurement:

Today’s procurement organizations are facing increased complexity from an array of sources — economic downturns, working with mega-suppliers, global trade issues and digital transformation.
While these complexities present challenges for procurement leaders, they can also be a means to increase procurement’s influence across entire organisations.
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Implementing innovation procurement

Innovation procurement can be implemented by any public authority in any country. Different steps and procedures will be appropriate depending on the contracting authority, their needs, and the market sector. However, some common guiding principles for successful innovation exist.
Innovation procurement can take time, which is why it is important to plan ahead, and leave enough time to thoroughly access and understand your needs and provide early notice to the market of your intentions.

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Five eco-friendly, cost-saving warehouse strategies:
While the logistics industry hasn't faced the same scrutiny as the manufacturing and transportation sectors when it comes to environmental issues, there's no denying that it makes a significant contribution to the globe's carbon emissions. And, at a time when climate change is the greatest threat we're all facing, it's vital that all businesses review their processes to see whether there are any eco-friendlier choices.
There are a range of ways in which warehouse managers can address their work form an environmental perspective.
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Smart Cities: From plastic pollution to plastic roads
Imagine a road with no asphalt, no concrete, just post-consumer plastic waste – this is possible in the Netherlands.Smart city developments are rapidly advancing the way we live, work, and commute in our daily life. Smart city infrastructure is currently seeing a high-level of innovation toward a more sustainable future in the Netherlands.

Using post-consumer plastic waste PlasticRoad builds sustainable roads of plastic, reducing plastic pollution along the way.

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