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In the November 2018 edition of Bespoke Bulletin, we speak to the CPO of MTN Group, Dirk Karl, about his achievements to date and his plans for tackling procurement and supply chain in the telco giant. We examine the fundamental differences between strategic sourcing and category management, explore the ins and outs of what Industry 4.0 means for supply chain and then we take a look at how master data management can function as a strategic opportunity. Finally, in our soft skills piece, we give you workable tips for transforming your job interview game. Our top pick of our not-to-be-missed events is included.

Publishing Editor | Andrew C. Hillman | Bespoke Bulletin
 
Features and Opinions
 
CPO Interview: MTN Groupís Dirk Karl
Procurement, CPO, supply chain, telco, interview
MTNís Dirk Karl heads up the groupís procurement and supply chain management. Dirk's team are transforming SC to be leaner, agile, and cost-effective. Read more
 
 
Removing the ambiguity: Strategic sourcing and category management
Strategic sourcing, category management, SRM
Strategic sourcing and category management Ė two quite distinct approaches Ė are often mistakenly used interchangeably by many organisations. Read more
 
Supply chain 4.0: are we getting it right?
Technology, digital, transformation, Industry 4.0
As companies embrace the fourth industrial revolution (industry 4.0), many are moving towards digitalising their processes, but are they doing it right? Read more
     
 
Master data management Ė a strategic opportunity
Data, analytics, master data management
Recently enterprises are realising the actual value and importance of master data, as a vital component of operations, audits, governance, analytics, and more. Read more
 
 
Preparing for an interview
Soft skills, career, interviewing, professionalism
Interviewing is not only about landing the dream job, itís also about marketing your brand and presenting your portfolio of evidence. Read more
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Export Management: SARS Compliance Masterclass
21 November 2018
Strategic Sourcing & Category Management Masterclass
28 - 30 November 2018
Finance Skills Masterclass
4 - 6 December 2018
Three Bid Committee System (Public Sector)
21 - 23 January 2019
Third Party Risk Management Summit 2019
19 - 21 February 2019
 
 

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