01 Jun

Supplier Development Initiative 2018 Thought Leadership

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Beyond the scorecard: A focus on leadership in supplier development and job creation

Supplier Development has become a very important element in the strategy of South African companies. These companies, as leaders, seek to maximise their position by reaching full points on the scorecard and strengthen their future market position.

As with so many aspects of business today, this is neither a simple nor a quick solution. It is a solution where partners of the right calibre and integrity are vital in achieving transformation, growth, sustainability, and success.

The inaugural Supplier Development directory provides you with, amongst other things, interesting insight into Supplier Development in South Africa today.

Thought Leadership articles in the 2018 SDI guide

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Supplier Inclusion & Diversity Contributes to a More Socially Innovative Marketplace

By Peter Zerp, Supplier Inclusion and Diversity Manager, Accenture

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Leveraging Incentive Programmes for Small-scale Suppliers to Enable Job Creation

By Tumelo Chipfupa, Director, COVA Advisory and Associates

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The Business Development Support Conundrum in the South African SME Ecosystem

By Nadia Karim Rawjee, Director of Strategy and Finance, Uzenzele Holdings

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Supplier Development Getting the Entire Organization on Board

By Cassandra Julius, Marketing Manager, OMNI HR Consulting (Pty) Ltd

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A Sustainable & Impactful Model Crucial to Ending Poverty in South Africa

By Gregory Petersen, Senior Commercial Manager, Enterprise and Supplier Development, De Beers Group

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Moving Beyond Compliance: Leveraging Mining Supplier Linkages

Attributed to Sandile Mzilikazi Khumalo, Manager of Supply Chain Sustainability, Exxaro

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Is Localisation the Tailwind Driving South Africa’s Economic Growth?

By Kerry Baldwin, Economic Development Specialist, Letsema Consulting

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The Power of Pooling Resources and Effort

By Stavros Nicolaou, Chairman, Public Health Enhancement Fund (PHEF)

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Special treatment for Small-scale suppliers – Can it Work at a Corporate Level?

By James Wilkinson, Distell Group General Manager: Business Improvement

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The Future of Enterprise and Supplier Development

By Abigail Murray, Associate: Enterprise Development, Saldanha Bay Industrial Development Zone

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Smart Metering – a Key to Reducing Electricity Theft and Consumer Debt

By Godfrey Marema, Chief Operating Officer, Landis + Gyr SA

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Fire Up Your Supply Chain: From Southern Africa to the World

By Linda Reddy, Nando’s IMEA Supply Chain Director

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SMMEs: So much Focus on Funding, but what about Skills?

By Khanya Okumu, ESD Manager, Old Mutual

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Changing Lives Sustainably Through Supplier Development

By Hank Van Rensburg, Head: Supplier Development, Africa Sourcing, at Absa

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Enterprise Supplier Development – ESD – Must Result in Real Impact

By Seapei Mafoyane, CEO of Black Umbrellas, A Cyril Ramaphosa Foundation partner entity

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Supplier Development – It’s about More than Money

By Kamogelo Mmutlana, Chief Executive Officer, Barloworld Logistics

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Perception isn’t Always Reality

By Catherine Wijnberg, CEO, Fetola

Beyond the Scorecard

By Catherine Wijnberg, CEO, Fetola


Beyond The Scorecard

Explore the world of Supplier Development in our useful and practical SDI E-magazine.

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This guide provides quick reference information, company and product profiles and contact details, allowing you to build direct relationships with preferred suppliers. You can also find out the details of finalists, winners, and comments from the judges.


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