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What’s in Store For Procurement in 2015? Check Out Our Recent ‘Ask the Expert’ Webinars!

Categories: Analysis, Commentary, Learning / Research Tags: General News Have you been keeping up with our 2015 procurement predictions? During the last few months, the Spend Matters Analyst Team has been sharing their top predictions for the new year. Show More Summary

What to Read in 2015: The Best Business Books to Help Advance Your Career (Part 2)

Categories: Guest Post Tags: Guest Posts, Incendiary Tidbits Spend Matters welcomes this guest article by David C. Wyld, Southeastern Louisiana University. Last week, we published Part 1 of this series, starting the compilation of the best business books to read this year. Show More Summary

Online Travel Agencies Merge, US Manufacturing PMI Hits Year Low

Categories: Afternoon Coffee Tags: General News Expedia Inc. is buying rival travel site Travelocity for $280 million. And, the flash US manufacturing PMI fell to a 12-month low in January to 53.7. Afternoon Coffee brings you the latest in supply chain and procurement news. (Read more...)

Best of Spend Matters Network – Week of Jan. 19

Categories: Best Of Tags: Plus We offer our most popular posts from around the Spend Matters Network this week. Find out what our readers have been checking out, from football commentary on Spend Matters to unethical behavior from food buyers on our Spend Matters UK site and more. Show More Summary

P2P and ERP Integration: New Requirements, Evolving Tactics

Categories: ERP, Learning / Research, P2P Tags: L1, Technology Without tight ERP linkages, the value of e-procurement and e-invoicing systems is greatly diminished. The Spend Matters P2P research team recently teamed up to write theShow More Summary

2015 Will be the Year of the Chief Buzzword Officer

Categories: Commentary, Friday Rant, Procurement Tags: Incendiary Tidbits, L2 The 2015 prediction season is thankfully winding down. We, too, are wrapping up our predictions, many of which are really a continuation of some 2014 predictions, and, like other predictions, are updates on some trends that get extrapolated forward. Show More Summary

Implications of the “Sharing Economy” to B2B

Categories: Guest Post Tags: Guest Posts Spend Matters welcomes this guest post by Bob Solomon. The "sharing economy" gets a ton of press in the B2C software world (or "P2P" peer-to-peer world). Rightfully so, I suppose. After all, Uber, the poster-child for sharing, sports a $41 billion valuation and AirBnB is reportedly worth $13 billion. Show More Summary

Trade Extensions Reports Higher Revenues, West Coast Ports Have Best Year Since Before Recession

Categories: Afternoon Coffee Tags: General News Software provider Trade Extensions reported its revenue grew 26% in 2014. And, despite the contract negotiations plaguing the West Coast during the last 6 months, the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach both had the third-busiest year on record in 2014. Show More Summary

Beyond Approved Invoices: Using a PO to Trigger Financing

Categories: Analysis, Finance, Invoicing, Trade Financing Tags: L1, Sourcing and Categories While invoice discounting is getting nearly all of the attention today at the intersection of P2P, business networks, supplier networks and trade...Show More Summary

Deloitte’s CPO Study: Changing Chief Procurement Officer Behavior

Categories: Procurement, Procurement Commentary, Procurement Research Tags: L2, Process and Best Practice Deloitte’s 2014 CPO survey helps to validate a number of evolutionary trends (e.g., decreased focused on savings) that those close to the procurement market are seeing. Show More Summary

UPS and FedEx Surcharges for 2015

Categories: Guest Post, Price Forecast, Supply Chain Tags: Guest Posts, NPI, Sourcing and Categories Spend Matters welcomes this guest post by Jim Haller, program director of transportation services, at NPI, a spend management consultancy, focused on eliminating overspending on IT, telecom and shipping. Show More Summary

Federal Mediator Joins West Coast Port Negotiations, Obama Ready to Veto Keystone XL Bill

Categories: Afternoon Coffee Tags: General News A federal mediator is stepping into the West Coast port contract discussions. In other federal news, President Barack Obama is prepared to veto any bill Congress passes approving the Keystone XL oil pipeline. Show More Summary

Spend Matters Welcomes Eric Lynch, New SVP of Business Development

Categories: Featured Tags: Incendiary Tidbits, L1 Spend Matters is pleased to announce our newest member of the team, Eric Lynch. Eric brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to Spend Matters. He has spent more than 15 years in the sourcing, procurement and supplier management solution and consulting sectors. Show More Summary

New Research for CPOs Delves Into Hard Cost Savings

Categories: Learning / Research Tags: General News Chief procurement officers and other procurement professionals take heed: we have the answers to your questions on cost savings and reduction. Download this new piece of free research from Pierre Mitchell, chief research officer at Spend Matters. Show More Summary

2015 Spend Matters Prediction: Let’s Buy More Together

Categories: Procurement, Procurement Commentary Tags: Incendiary Tidbits, L2 Our next procurement prediction: Buying More Together. Despite the baggage, "leveraged contracts" doesn't have to be a naughty phrase, signifying that procurement skipped out on sourcing and managing a category on its own behalf. Show More Summary

Supply Risk Management 2015: Lessons from Leaders

Categories: Supply Risk, Supply Risk Management Tags: PRO Supply risk is not a new topic, nor will it be going away anytime soon. But, it's no time to be complacent. In this 3-part Spend Matters PRO research brief, Spend Matters Chief...Show More Summary

3 Ways 3D Printing Will Revolutionize The Modern Supply Chain (And 1 Important Way it won’t)

Categories: Guest Post, Supply Chain, Supply Chain Management, Technology Tags: GEP, Guest Posts, Technology Spend Matters welcomes this post by Steven P. Roth from GEP. The long heralded commercial arrival of 3D printing (3DP) is upon...Show More Summary

End of the Year Economic Data: Non-Manufacturing Sector Expands Less Than Expected, Factory Orders Fall

Categories: Afternoon Coffee Tags: General News The US non-manufacturing sector expanded in December, though less than expected. And, US factory orders were down in November, the Census Bureau reported today. Afternoon Coffee brings you the latest in supply chain and procurement news. (Read more...) Leave A Commentposted in Afternoon Coffee by Kaitlyn McAvoy

Premium Content Roundup (In Case You Missed It During the Holidays)

Categories: Analysis, Featured Tags: L1, Plus, PRO Happy New Year! We hope you enjoyed your holidays! We know the last few weeks of the year can be busy ones filled with family time, traveling and even last-minute shopping. So, in case you missed any of our premium content published during the holidays, check it out below. Show More Summary

Oil Prices Continue to Slide in 2015 – Procurement Should be Ready

Categories: Commodities, Industry News, Supply Chain Tags: General News Oil prices had a tough 2014, and the start of the New Year is turning out to be even worse. Oil prices have sunk lower than any other commodity. The US oil index fell below $50 a barrel this week, representing a more than 50% drop since June and a level not seen since April 2009. Show More Summary

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