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Sustainable Supply Chains Network

 
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Introduction 

Worldwide trading relationships now have a greater opportunity to engage minority organisations in their commercial relationships that develop positive economic and social benefits, this is achieved through conscious and deliberate steps in the procurement and contract development.  This network will bring together people who want to exchange ideas and best practice, and those who want to understand how they can put in place social and sustainable practices in their organisation. 

Purpose
The purpose of this network is to provide its members with insights into new trends and innovations in the development of social and sustainable procurement and contracting.  More emphasis is being placed on our social responsibility and commercial managers are often looking for guidance on how to engage meaningfully and ensure procurement and contracts drive sustainable practices through the life cycle of the commercial relationship.

The objectives will be met by sharing ideas/ best practice, discussing challenges, exploring new directions, developing data and metrics, initiating research and inviting experts to present on key topics related to these topics.

Meetings will be virtual (by phone or webinar) unless in specific cases there is an agreed wish to have physical meetings or workshops to develop specific initiatives.

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Network Updates

Supply Chain Financing: Liquid Inventory That Keeps Things Moving

I had an opportunity to interview Craig Weeks, one of our faculty advisors for the Supply Chain Resource Cooperative this week, at the NC State Football Stadium recording studio. Craig is a wealth of information on this topic, and we will be presenting the insights from this video soon. I thought it would be useful to present some interesting insights for those who are new to the term 'Supply Chain Financing'.

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Ask the Expert / MOOC Call 2: So you want to be a Contract 'n' Commercial Star?" and find it to be very informative and useful.

Listening now to Rod Wade's message as part of the MOOC's week 2 activity studies. Including Melissa Kargiannakis', founder and CEO of skritswap, words of wisdom for working in the remote/virtual world we are now in is much needed. "Huge helping of autonomy; dash of accountability; generous helping of flexibility; and a pinch of structure." Each "ingredient" she mentioned is the right measure that will make this new workstyle change we are in to be successful.

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Moving Forward - key resources to survive and thrive - IACCM Member update June 2020

To help IACCM members move forward, this webinar explores resources and information recently released. Topics include: Need to know 1. VIBE Summit 2. Staying on TASK in the New Normal 3. Coaching for the New Normal 4. IACCM Council Elections - Vote Now 5. COVID-19 Support. Member-only offer ends 30 June 6. Managing Contracts Virtually - offer ends 26 June Research 7. Most Negotiated Terms 2020 Resources 8. Contracting Excellence Ideas and Issues 9. Adaptive Automation and Talent: Is There a Link? Events 10. TASK Webinars 11. Virtual Member Meetings 12. Ask the Expert and other Webinars 13. Body Language in Live and Online Negotiations BONUS 14. Think Global - Act Local

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Requirement for work email address to sign up for IACCM events

During this time of COVID-19 layoffs and work closures, it seems unfair that a work email address is required to sign up for IACCM events, rather than, say, a Gmail address This prevents participation and joining some sponsors' webinars I hope this will be taken into consideration quickly

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Defining KPIs and Creating Dashboards

Hi All, I am a fresh member of the portal. Looking for some insights in regards to defining KPIs. We are a team of 3 Contract Managers and our manager has asked us to define KPIs and create a dashboard biweekly for her to have an insight of what we are doing. I believe the next step will be having score cards to measure the performances. I have been searching the web and thinking about this deeply for some time now. I was only able to come up with 3 KPIs but still need to define 1 more. And I am not sure if this has been answered before. Is there a document I can relate on to? Would appreciate any leading. Thank you in advance.

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Joint Ventures

Hi Would anyone be happy to have a discussion with me, or give me some pointers on managing a JV where you are both a customer, supplier and a shareholder? It would be good to understand how other companies navigate this tricky relationship and if there is any IACCM best practice I should adhere too? I have different contract managers who are responsible for the customer and supplier side to eliminate any conflict of interest, but the whole governance is so much more complex than a straight commercial arrangement. Therefore, if anyone has any experience or observations they would be happy to share, I would really appreciate your help. Kind Regards Jan

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