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Update on Public Spend Forum Progress – Webinar Next Monday

Categories: Many readers, particularly those who work in the public sector, know that we also work with Public Spend Forum, an initiative which looks to improve […] (Read more...)

Afternoon Coffee: Trucking Fleets Say Yes to Tesla’s Semi, Uber to Buy Self-Driving Volvos

Categories: Afternoon Coffee Tags: General News Wal-Mart, J.B. Hunt and Ryder System are placing orders for Tesla’s new electric truck, which will have a semiautonomous driving system and the ability to cover 500 miles on one charge....Show More Summary

The Specter of Amazon Rx

Categories: Healthcare Matters, Industry News, Logistics Tags: General News, L2 Shares of Rite-Aid and CVS initially plummeted on rumors of Amazon’s possible move into pharmacy. Surprisingly, however, their stocks prices have recovered of late, trading places with major medical distribution companies McKesson and Cardinal Health. Show More Summary

Traditional Workforce Models are Constraining Business Growth — Being the Solution, Not the Problem

Categories: Procurement Strategy & Planning, Services and Indirect Spend, Services Procurement & Contingent Labor, Services Procurement & Contingent Labor Management Tags: L1, Process & Best Practice Today’s enterprises can no longer rely only on traditional intermediaries for sourcing and engaging talent. Show More Summary

Webinar and Paper on Spend Analytics – Getting Value, Today and Tomorrow

Categories: Next Tuesday at noon UK time we have our webinar with Paddy Lawton of Coupa Spend. Paddy was the founder and Chief Executive of UK-based […] (Read more...)

Improving RFP-Driven Technology Sourcing Outcomes: Strategies and Tactics

Categories: Solution Providers, Sourcing, Technology Tags: Plus How can you be a better prospective customer of choice and improve your odds of success? You can start by following our mini “buyer boot camp” to lower total costs, improve...Show More Summary

Buying Professional Services – Bloom’s Event Heralds Procurement as a Force for Change

Categories: Bloom, who help the public sector buy and manage professional services better (and operate the NEPRO Specialist Professional Services neutral vendor solution on behalf of […] (Read more...)

Old-Fashioned Heuristics: Common Sense Cause and Effect

Categories: Friday Rant, Healthcare Matters Tags: Incendiary Tidbits, L1 Regarding the countless examples of reckless government spending we like to mock, I stopped caring a long time ago. Instead, I have turned my attention to the funding of studies designed to confirm things that we should have already known. Show More Summary

Write Better RFPs: How to Get What You Want (and Need) From Suppliers

Categories: Best Practice, Purchasing and Sourcing, Purchasing Process Tags: Plus The typical business challenge when you go to market with an RFP centers on getting ideas for what is possible, and identifying suppliers that either already have these ideas or are willing to work with you toward that end. Show More Summary

WorkMarket Partners to Offer Full Coverage Workers’ Compensation for Freelancers

Categories: Risk Performance and Compliance, Services and Indirect Spend, Services Procurement & Contingent Labor, Services Procurement & Contingent Labor Management, Technology Tags: General News, L1 WorkMarket has introduced a newShow More Summary

Afternoon Coffee: Tesla Unveils Electric Semi Truck, Keystone Pipeline Leaks in South Dakota

Categories: Afternoon Coffee Tags: General News Tesla finally debuted its much-hyped electric semi truck Thursday evening, offering a challenger to diesel-powered models the company claims is safer and more efficient. The Keystone Pipeline...Show More Summary

Down the Procurement Pub with Andrew Daley, Bloom, Geo-Political Risk and Courtney Barnett

Categories: Lots of socialising this week as Jason Busch passed through London and I spoke at the Bloom event (see below). Let’s go with this, as […] (Read more...)

Afternoon Coffee: Rolls Royce Warns Brexit Could Disrupt its Supply Chain, Amazon to Sell Medical Devices and Supplies with New Licenses

Categories: Afternoon Coffee Tags: General News New border checks that could be put in place in the wake of Brexit could disrupt Rolls Royce’s global supply chain. The new pharmacy licenses Amazon recently acquired will be used at first to sell medical devices and supplies. Afternoon Coffee brings you the latest in procurement and supply chain news. (Read more...)

“iBuy — and I get paid for it” — A Clever CIPS Initiative for Wannabe Buyers

Categories: We’ve been looking at the iBuy website, a CIPS (Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply) initiative to tempt young people into procurement as a career. […] (Read more...)

More on Healthcare’s Saline Bag “Shortage”

Categories: Healthcare Matters, Industry News, Procurement, Suppliers, Supply Chain Tags: L2, Sourcing & Categories The saline bag “shortage” in healthcare has been going on for a few years. I’ve got some strong opinions on the matter,...Show More Summary

Thought for Today – Your CEO Doesn’t Care About “Procurement”

Categories: The first in a series of short, sharp nuggets designed to provoke thought. No competent CEO or Board really cares about the future of the […] (Read more...)

Does eSourcing Help Smaller Bidders? Our Experts Comment

Categories: I was going back over some very old documents on the server, sorting out files and deleting rubbish, and started reading some Spend Matters articles […] (Read more...)

Afternoon Coffee: Tesla Hypes Launch of Semi Truck, Hospitals Grapple with Saline Bag Shortage

Categories: Afternoon Coffee Tags: General News Tesla will unveil Thursday its long-awaited competitor for the commercial trucking industry. Supplies of saline bags are running dangerously low, as multiple suppliers of the hospital fixture have encountered production issues. Afternoon Coffee brings you the latest in procurement and supply chain news. (Read more...)

The Amazon Effect: Competition for Procurement Talent

Categories: Best Practice, Industry News, Procurement, Talent Management Tags: L2, MRA, Process & Best Practice No one and no thing is now safe from what is known as the “Amazon effect.” As Bezos’s behemoth continues to expand in multiple...Show More Summary

How To Encourage eSourcing Adoption – Tips from Scanmarket

Categories: We mentioned in our overview of Basware Connect last month that we would write a bit more about the presentation from Richard Brown of Scanmarket: […] (Read more...)

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