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Blog Post Archive

Mr. Gustin Goes to Washington and Other Musings on SupplierPay

Categories: Suppliers, Trade Financing Tags: L1, Sourcing and Categories Our fearless compatriot David Gustin at TradeFinancing Matters recently attended a White House meeting on the SupplierPay initiative. David is one of the world’s leading experts on trade finance, and The White House was smart to invite him to share his insights. Show More Summary

Develop Those Collaborative Project Management Skills

Categories: Guest Post Tags: GEP, Process and Best Practice Spend Matters welcomes this guest post by Jim Kiser of GEP. PMI's 2014 Pulse of Profession report said, “Organizations today face a chasm between what they should be doing — aligning projects to their strategy — and what they are able to accomplish. Show More Summary

Supplier Sales Rise in Q3, 3D Printing Expected to Change Supply Chain

Categories: Afternoon Coffee Tags: General News Industry suppliers saw sales rise 4.7% in the third quarter. And, a new report predicts the 3D printing market will reach $16.2 billion by 2018. Afternoon Coffee brings you the latest supply chain and procurement news. (Read more...) Leave A Commentposted in Afternoon Coffee by Kaitlyn McAvoy

Dumpsters: Where Food Goes to Die, or Waits for Those Who Dive

Categories: Supply Chain, Supply Chain Management, Sustainability Tags: L1, Sourcing and Categories Last week, Spend Matters introduced a new series on the food supply chain – specifically, how much of it goes to waste (up to 40%). Today, we continue this discussion. Show More Summary

Upcoming Webinar: CPO Challenges and Solutions for P2P Integration

Categories: Learning / Research Tags: General News It’s almost here! Join us Thursday, Dec. 4 at 1 p.m. CST for SAP Integration: Lessons From a Successful Cloud P2P Deployment at Juniper Networks, a new webinar from the Spend Matters Team (with an assist from Coupa Software and Juniper Networks). Show More Summary

Understanding “Duty of Care” When Managing Corporate Travel: T&E Meets Risk Management (Part 1)

Categories: Risk Performance and Compliance, Travel Tags: PRO Vendors hawking T&E software that spans travel booking and expense management claim that it is not just about policy compliance, but that it is also about the risk management...Show More Summary

For IT Hardware Savings, Look at Services and Support – More on the Accenture Q3 2014 Spend Trends Report

Categories: Suppliers, Technology Tags: L2, Sourcing and Categories CIOs – and more recently procurement executives – have been chasing IT hardware cost savings for years. Having been involved in IT sourcing projects earlier in my career...Show More Summary

Stevia – Too Good To Be True?

Categories: Guest Post Tags: General News, Mintec Spend Matters welcomes this guest post by Monika Sosnowska of Mintec. No doubt you’ve heard of stevia by now. The natural sweetener has been gaining in popularity over the past few years and is now seen in many products but notably, Coke Life and Pepsi True. Show More Summary

BHP Plans to Cut Capital Spending, BT Group Looks to Buy Telefónica SA’s UK Mobile unit

Categories: Afternoon Coffee Tags: General News The world’s largest mining company BHP Billiton plans to cut its capital spending by $600 million for the 2014-15 financial year, giving the firm “additional flexibility.” And, BT Group PLC is discussing possibly buying O2, the Telefónica SA’s mobile business in the UK. Show More Summary

TFM’s David Gustin Shares His Expertise at The White House’s SupplierPay Session

Categories: Conferences, Supplier Collaboration, Supplier Management, Suppliers, Supply Networks, Trade Financing Tags: General News, L1 David Gustin of Trade Financing Matters was in Washington, D.C., last week attending and presenting at The White House’s SupplierPay session. Show More Summary

Upcoming Webinar: Bridging the Procurement Gap Between Buyers, Suppliers

Categories: Learning / Research Tags: General News Join us Tuesday, Dec. 9 at 1 p.m. CST for The Services Procurement Disconnect – An Unequal Marketplace Between Buyers and Suppliers, a new webinar from the Spend Matters team and Beeline that will discuss the reasons for a gap between buyers and suppliers, as well as ways in which to close that gap. Show More Summary

Choosing Procurement Technology – Where Maturity Meets Solutions

Categories: Procurement, Procurement Strategy & Planning, Procurement Systems & Architecture, Technology Tags: PRO, Technology Selecting procurement technology that grows with an organization as it matures is no easy feat. This Spend...Show More Summary

The Urgent Need to Become a “Customer of Choice” in Logistics – More on the Accenture Spend Trends Q3 2014

Categories: Analysis, Logistics, Sourcing Tags: L2, Sourcing and Categories In joint category research we conducted in the past with the Procurian team (now part of Accenture), I’ve found the logistics sourcing team to have an uncanny grasp of the market (see related links at the end of this post). Show More Summary

Mobile Procurement and the Local Fresh Food Market

Categories: Guest Post, Technology Tags: Technology, Vroozi Spend Matters welcomes this guest post from Vroozi. Mobile procurement provides many advantages over more old-fashioned, rigid ways of conducting business supplier transactions. Show More Summary

Delta Buys Airbus Planes, Craigslist is Criticized by CPSC

Categories: Afternoon Coffee Tags: General News Delta Air Lines will purchase 50 new planes from Airbus. And, Craigslist is being criticized by the Consumer Product Safety Commission for allowing users to sell recalled products on its site. (Read more...) Leave A Commentposted in Afternoon Coffee by Kaitlyn McAvoy

Best of Spend Matters Network – Week of Nov. 17

Categories: Best Of Tags: Plus Welcome back to another edition of our Best of roundup - where we share the most popular and noteworthy articles published around the Spend Matters Network this week. Enjoy! (Read more...) Leave A Commentposted in Best Of by Kaitlyn McAvoy

Waste Matters! (Food Waste, That Is)

Categories: Supply Chain, Supply Chain Management Tags: Sourcing and Categories How much food do we waste in America? A lot: 30% to 40% of the food supply ends up in the landfill. In 2010, 133 billion pounds of food was thrown out at retail stores, restaurants and US homes. Show More Summary

AmEx’s Expense Tool Redesign – Their Employees Leave The Card at Home

Categories: Friday Rant Tags: Incendiary Tidbits At least, I conclude that American Express' expense reporting tool's developers don't use the card themselves. Maybe it isn't popular in India, or wherever the new AmEx site was coded....Show More Summary

Is Your Firm Overpaying for High Bandwidth Capacity?

Categories: Guest Post, Price Forecast, Technology Tags: Avotus, Process and Best Practice Spend Matters welcomes this guest post from Avotus Corporation. Avotus Corporation’s data and analysis indicates that procurement professionals...Show More Summary

Infosys Loses Top Execs After Over Billing Apple, Amazon Adds Robots to Workforce

Categories: Afternoon Coffee Tags: General News An internal audit discovered Indian IT services exporter Infosys Ltd was overcharging Apple Inc. And, Amazon will have robots working at its warehouses to help stock shelves and locate items. Show More Summary

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