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NLPA Report Paints Dismal Look at Procurement, Supply Chain Salaries in 2016

Categories: Industry News, Procurement, Talent Management Tags: General News, L1 The global average salary for a purchaser or supply chain management professional is $53,630, down from the 2015 average salary, according to the recent Next Level Purchasing Association 2016 salary report. Show More Summary

Happy Spring Holiday to our Readers – Enjoy the Sunshine

Categories: Today is Spring Bank Holiday in the UK, or Whit Monday as it used to be known, when it had a religious connection that even those of us who went to church were never quite sure we understood. In the US, it is Memorial Day,...Show More Summary

Energy Prices: Does the Current Recovery Have Legs?

Categories: Commodities, Guest Post, Price Forecast Tags: General News, Guest Posts, IHS Spend Matters welcomes this guest post from Cristian Niculescu-Marcu, senior economist at IHS. Despite a lackluster global economy and some worrying...Show More Summary

Afternoon Coffee: Carmakers Add 12M Vehicles to Takata Recall, Slow GDP Growth Seen in First Quarter

Categories: Afternoon Coffee Tags: General News Eight carmakers including Honda and Fiat are recalling more than 12 million U.S. vehicles due to defective Takata airbags. This new round of recalls is focused on the passenger-side air bag inflators. Show More Summary

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Spend Matters’ 50/50 Lists: Webinar Next Tuesday!

Categories: Procurement, Vendor Snapshots Tags: Technology, Webinar Have you ever wondered what goes into creating our yearly 50/50 lists? What does it take to make these lists? How does a company go from a "Watch" to a "Know"? WhatShow More Summary

Contingent Labor Review: Key Procurement Priorities — A New Series from Across the Pond

Categories: Research Download, Services and Indirect Spend, Services Procurement & Contingent Labor, Services Procurement & Contingent Labor Management Tags: Contingent Workforce & Services, L1, Research I wanted introduce our North American subscribers to a new two-part series published by my colleague Peter Smith, the head of our U.K./E.U. Show More Summary

Down the Procurement Pub with Paul Martyn, DHL, BravoSolution and Lonely the Brave

Categories: This good looking gentleman is Paul Martyn, ex CMO of BravoSolution and now working to bring his commercial wizardry to Spend Matters in the USA. Particle physicist, professional chef, software entrepreneur, marketing analytics...Show More Summary

ICYMI: The ‘Alternative Version’ of Distributor Finance

Categories: Finance, Procurement Financials, Research Download, Trade Financing Tags: L2, Process & Best Practice, Research There is a major opportunity for cloud-based, e-commerce platforms to leverage seller-centric distributor finance with OEM manufacturers. Show More Summary

Career Development and When to Leave a Job

Categories: Meeting Lucy Harding at the Procurious event recently got me thinking about my own career. I don't consider it finished yet, or anywhere near that, I hope, although I suspect it may take some different twists and turns over the next 10, 20 or 30 (he said, optimistically) years. Show More Summary

3 Must-Do Steps to Move Beyond Cost Savings

Categories: Procurement Strategy & Planning, SAP, Services and Indirect, Sponsored Article, Technology Tags: viewpoint Spend Matters welcomes this sponsored article from Chuck Baren, Vice President of Professional Services, Americas,...Show More Summary

Afternoon Coffee: Federal Contractors May Need to Report Greenhouse Gas Emission Data, Google Opening Autonomous Vehicle Center Near Detroit

Categories: Afternoon Coffee Tags: General News The Obama administration is considering asking federal contractors to report greenhouse gas emissions data. A proposed new rule would require contractors to share the amount of greenhouse...Show More Summary

5 Actionable Strategies For Driving Social Collaboration in Procurement

Categories: Innovation, Procurement Strategy & Planning, Suppliers, Technology Tags: L1, Technology We all hear about the rise of social collaboration in business beyond just posting our résumés on LinkedIn. Many of us are likely using at least a few social tools in our personal lives — Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Snapchat. Show More Summary

ITC Finds TPP Will Have Positive Impacts on U.S. Economy and Industries

Categories: Industry News, Procurement Strategy & Planning, World Trade Tags: General News, L2 The Trans-Pacific Partnership will have a positive impact on U.S. businesses, workers and families, the U.S. International Trade Commission said in a report issued May 18. Show More Summary

Understanding your Raw Materials – “Provenance” and a Tragic Case

Categories: We have another story now to add to the litany of incidents where poor sourcing and supply chain management (in the broadest sense) have played a role in a tragic case. Indian restaurant owner Mohammed Zaman was sent to prison...Show More Summary

eInvoicing Webinar with Markus Hornburg of Coupa

Categories: We’re pleased to announce a Spend Matters webinar in association with spend management software firm Coupa, on June 9th at 1pm UK time. Do hold the date for now and we will update you with a registration link shortly. I’ll...Show More Summary

Determine: Vendor Snapshot (Part 1) — Background and Solution

Categories: Contract Management, eProcurement / Procurement, M&A, P2P, Sourcing, Technology, Vendor Snapshots Tags: PRO Something odd happened during Selectica’s roll-up strategy. Usually when a technology vendor acquires a number of...Show More Summary

NAO Overview Looks at UK Government Commercial and Contracting Activity

Categories: The UK’s National Audit Office released a report last week titled Government Commercial and Contracting: an overview of the NAO’s work. This reviews the government’s commercial activity and capability across a range of key issues. Show More Summary

Procurement Pros to Morph into ‘Business People’

Categories: Conferences, Finance, Procurement Strategy & Planning, Sponsored Article, Technology Tags: viewpoint At Infosys Confluence 2016, I spoke on a panel titled “Reimagining the Procurement Value Chain” with procurement leaders Ben Moreno, from Stanford University, and Oscar Leon Chong, from Honeywell. Show More Summary

Afternoon Coffee: US Services Sector Experiences Weak Growth in May, SEC Investigates Alibaba

Categories: Uncategorized The U.S. services sector expanded at a slow rate in May due to less than ideal economic conditions and weak client demand, according to Markit’s Flash Services PMI Business Activity Index. The index registered at 51.2 for the month, down from 52.8 in April. Show More Summary

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