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Procurement Value Delivered
Issue 99, 05th Mar 2019
This Week's Highlight:

The European Assistance for Innovation procurement offers free support to public procurers:

The 1st 2020 call for applications is now open!

The deadline to apply is 15 April 2020.

All innovation procurement projects can be eligible under
Pre-Commercial Procurement (PCP) or Public Procurement of Innovative Solutions (PPI)


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Procurement Picks


How Johnson & Johnson fills its procurement talent pipeline:

When Johnson & Johnson looks for procurement talent, it doesn’t need to go far. It looks at the talent it grew in house, which J&J has been doing for the last 12 years. That’s because, in 2008, it launched the Procurement Leadership Development Program (PLDP), which so far has trained 119 employees.

Today’s procurement professionals need a gamut of skills as the role is no longer in that back office, including demand management insights, critical thinking, social and digital skill.

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Factors to Consider when Purchasing Software

Many business owners tend to believe that purchasing off-the-shelf or pre-built software solutions will be cheaper and easier. In most cases, that is usually a misconception. To find a ready-made software solution that meets unique needs is not always easy. One product may meet some needs while another meets others. Chances are there isn’t a single perfect solution. This then leads to the question: how best can company leaders figure out and prioritize the most important features in a potential software product?
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Pursuing Social Goals through Public Procurement:

Can public procurement have a social mission?
This is the aim of “Buying for Social Impact (BSI)” launched by the:

European Commission.

The initiative encourages contracting authorities to pursue social goals through public procurement, and helps social economy enterprises access new markets. Fifteen EU countries have already benefited from training sessions and knowledge sharing for contracting authorities and social economic enterprises.


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Walmart joins store and online buying after decades of siloed operations :

Walmart will consolidate its digital and in-store buying teams into one merchandising organisation.
The consolidation will happen gradually, starting with food and other consumables. The single merchandising team will be divided into apparel, consumables, entertainment, food, hardlines and home
The move to unify buying across delivery channels demonstrates that omnichannel options are widely available to the consumer, but they are still making their way through the organisations that orchestrate them.
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Adidas, H&M, Ikea lead on sustainable cotton sourcing.

Adidas, H&M and Ikea lead a group of 77 firms for their sustainable cotton sourcing efforts in the latest Sustainable Cotton Ranking.

The definition of sustainable cotton used for the report's assessment  includes Organic cotton, Fairtrade cotton, Cotton Made in Africa (a formal standard covering agricultural and social impact) and cotton certified by the Better Cotton Initiative (BCI). BCI works with farmers to promote a cotton production method "that cares for the environment, minimising the negative effects of fertilisers and pesticides, and caring for water, soil health and natural habitats.

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