Green is Good

April 24, 2018

Consumers, corporate citizenry and regulation drive the demand for sustainable business practices

The last couple of years have undoubtedly been both extremely hopeful for sustainable business practices. The Paris Agreement was ratified faster than any other similar pact in history, and globally more and more organisations have taken real strides towards their goals of renewable and sustainable business practices. Locally, South African businesses and consumers alike are anticipating the introduction of the long-promised Carbon Tax Bill, which will see penalties levied against excessive carbon emissions.

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Technology is a means to an end, not an end in itself

April 20, 2018

Since the mid-90s, with the advent of accessible and exponential technology development, thought leaders within every field have touted the need for digitisation as the antidote to all ills.

Arguably, this race to adopt the latest technology has left a battleground scattered with failed organisations, who lost sight of their core value creating levers in their pursuit of digitisation, and suffered the ultimate price.

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Risky business – is your supply chain ready?

April 19, 2018

Supply risk is defined as the probability of an incident associated with inbound supply from individual supplier failures or the supply market occurring, in which its outcomes result in the inability of the purchasing firm to meet customer demand or cause threats to customer life and safety”.

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Why Supplier Relationship Management is important

April 12, 2018

Supplier Relationship Management (SRM) is a term that has moved out of the realms of procurement and has taken its place firmly within the supply chain lexicon. The concept of SRM evolved in the eighties as a term referring to a more proactive relationship between organisational buyers and suppliers where buyers understand and document the risks and impact of each supplier in terms of profit and business continuity.

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The digital effect

April 05, 2018

Despite recent improvements, the sluggish South African economy continues to concern local organisations. Added to this a plethora of disruptive inventions and organisations are challenging nearly every industry’s traditional business models. Companies are constantly looking over their shoulders for the next Tesla, Uber, Netflix, Google, or Airbnb  - living in fear of becoming the next case study about a long forgotten business that neglected the digital transformation imperative.

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