The benefits of Enterprise and Supplier Development contributions

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WHAT VALUE DO YOUR ENTERPRISE AND SUPPLIER CONTRIBUTIONS HAVE? Most entities leave Enterprise and Supplier Development contributions until the last minute. The finance manager provides the transformation officer with the NPAT targets and they have to run with it. As a result, they likely haven’t put much thought into the benefits of these contributions. Hence, the question arises, what benefit …

Creating supply chain value, not compliance, drives ESD success

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The developmental nature of ‘transformation’ becomes a complex process when we consider the overwhelming commitment within supply chains to receiving high-level quality, consistent delivery and cost effectiveness.Such a commitment leads organisations to carefully evaluate the risks versus the benefits when implementing their ESD strategies. However, only from the vantage of a holistic overview will organisations realise that it is the …

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Small Business Development Satire for Corporate Sadists

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This satirical look at supply chain practices seeks to highlight some of the areas that the corporate world takes for granted, but can lead to devastating consequences. Have small suppliers been pestering you lately? Do you wish you could get rid of that troublesome entrepreneurial bunch? Employ just one of these 5 simple methods for destroying SMME suppliers and your …

What is Enterprise Development?

What is Enterprise Development

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Enterprise Development (ED) is the process of developing small or medium companies.  This is however a very broad definition.  In South Africa this definition differs from the rest of the world due to the intention of enterprise development.  Let’s have a look at what this means in the South African context. Companies not Individuals Enterprise Development is different from other forms …

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Tips for an ESD Practitioner and Entrepreneurs

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Many of my clients ask me about my learning as an ESD practitioner.  Below I have listed some of the top 5 tips for those in the field.  Working in the ESD space I have to constantly remind myself about these areas and get my mindset right.  If you find yourself in the role of an ESD practitioner then hang on …

Supplier Development Program Function for Enterprises

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Supplier development programs can be arranged into two broad dimensions: The one dimension concerns itself with the type of continuous improvement that the supplier develops while the other concerns itself with the scope at which this continuous improvement occurs (Sako, M.; Supplier Development at Honda, Nissan and Toyota: Comparative Case Studies of Organizational Capability Enhancement; 2002). Let’s use an example …

The Enterprise and Supplier Development Codes Guide

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This is a first part of a series of blogs on the supplier development codes series 400: The General Principles for Measuring Enterprise and Supplier Development.  During this series we will be unpacking the Enterprise Development Benefit Factor Matrix as well as understanding the impact that this might have.  We will further also look at the difference between the old 2007 …

ESD Plan and Theory of Change for Entrepreneurs

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When developing your ESD plan it is important to consider what the long term impact of your strategy will be.  The average enterprise and supplier development programme takes about two years to complete.  During this time you would have to test your assumptions to find out if they can be validated.  If you leave the programme to run without testing your …