Jaggaer: Supplier Management Software Solutions
Jaggaer’s ability to provide best-in-class eProcurement and strategic sourcing solutions to its customers, paired with the ability to help identify the best and most suitable suppliers, makes Jaggaer one of the first choices for supply chain leaders looking for the best software solutions. The company can also provide in-depth insights and recommendations on a platform that is not only scalable, but also easily customisable.
The JAGGAER ONE platform, which is the company’s leading solution, won the award for ‘Most Innovative Technology, at the Procurement Middle East Awards in April 2019, being recognised for its impressive achievements with its innovations for customers from all businesses around the entire world.
software solutions are available to customers, and provide a central repository, capable of collecting, managing and assessing all data and helping supply chain leaders to control their operations from a centralised location.
Key features of the supplier management solution include:
A sound basis for SRM - The Jaggaer platform enables the effective and efficient collection of information and data from suppliers, and can also complete the initial steps of approving or vetting suppliers who are being on-boarded into the network. This helps to create efficient, easily managed supplier relations.
A single repository - The solution provided by Jaggaer will put all supplier data in one centralised location - the JAGGAER ONE platform. This creates a single version of the truth, significantly improving visibility and traceability in the supply chain. Improved visibility and traceability are desirable traits for any supply chain leader.
Informed decisions - Using the Jaggaer platform and its solutions can provide supply chain leaders with the ability to know which suppliers are best for supporting a business, by enabling full visibility into performance data and metrics and development activities. This makes the management of supply chains more effective and efficient, ensuring that every player along the network is having the optimal impact that it could be, due to the software’s highly intelligent visibility abilities.
Jaggaer also provides a number of key benefits to its customers through its JAGGAER ONE platform outside of supplier management, such as spend analytics, category management, and sourcing.
Using the platform, businesses can utilise automation technology and remove manual data analysis to identify patterns and gaps, or enable their procurement leaders to efficiently identify the most suitable partners and technologies to reach business goals. The 360-degree visibility granted by the platform and its software covers price and non-price information.
UK Food Supply Chain to be Exempt from COVID-19 Isolation
Vital workers in the UK’s food supply chain will be exempt from isolating after contact with COVID-19 under new emergency measures announced by the British government.
More than 10,000 people working in supermarket distribution centres, manufacturing plants and other food logistics services will be affected by the initiative. Staff who are told to isolate by test and trace or are notified by an official app will be allowed to continue working as long as they test negative.
The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs said the scheme would undergo a limited trial this week after consultation with the country's biggest food retailers. It plans to extend the measures through a wider roll out next week, impacting around 500 sites dedicated to stocking supermarkets and producing staple foods such as bread and milk.
“Food businesses across the country have been the hidden heroes of the pandemic,” said Environment Secretary George Eustice. "We are working closely with industry to allow staff to go about their essential work safely with daily testing.”
Speaking to Sky News, Eustice added that the exception would not be extended to other sectors.
"The reason we have made a special exception for food is for very obvious reasons,” he said. "We need to make sure that we maintain our food supply. We will never take risks with our food supply."
UK Supply Chains Under Strain
The news follows reports of empty shelves and widespread shortages in British supermarkets after a record number of people were told to isolate via the NHS app. Branded the ‘pingdemic’, more than 600,000 alerts were sent out to phones and mobile devices in the week beginning 8 July, warning people that they had come into contact with those infected by the virus.
It left already strained food supply chains under staffed and unable to cope. The mass alert has also caused disruption in other supply chains, exacerbating a prevailing shortage of drivers and other essential logistics professionals.
Savid Javid, the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, who was appointed last month following the departure of MP Matt Hancock, said: “As we manage this virus and do everything we can to break chains of transmission, daily contact testing of workers in this vital sector will help to minimise the disruption caused by rising cases in the coming weeks, while ensuring workers are not put at risk.”