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Blog Post Archive

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

Lessons From the HfS Blueprint Session Applied to Procurement Services Delivery

Categories: BPO, Conferences Tags: L1, Sourcing and Categories Earlier this week, I stopped by the HfS Blueprint event in Chicago, which brought together similar numbers of practitioners and providers in an intellectually-focused exchange. Show More Summary

Free Research Download Tackles Advanced Sourcing Strategies, Commodity Management

Categories: Learning / Research Tags: General News The Spend Matters Network features the two-headed monster of Spend Matters and MetalMiner, and the executive editors of both sites (Jason Busch and Lisa Reisman) came together (along...Show More Summary

Anti-Dumping Effort Gains Attention (and Spend Matters Network Weighs In)

Categories: Strategic Sourcing, Suppliers, Supply Chain, Supply Chain Visibility Tags: L2, Sourcing and Categories Rep. Billy Long is pushing federal authorities to take a closer look at the goods global suppliers are shipping to the US. Show More Summary

CPOs at ProcureCon Talk About Supplier Innovation – and How to Capture It

Categories: Supplier Management, Supplier Performance Tags: Plus Innovation has become one of the very hottest of hot topics in procurement circles over the last couple of years. At the recent ProcureCon conference in Berlin, it wasShow More Summary

Microsoft Unveils User Subscription License for Windows

Categories: Guest Post, Technology Tags: NPI, Technology Spend Matters welcomes this guest post from Forrest Silverman, Director of Client Services at NPI, a spend management consultancy focused on eliminating overspending on IT, telecom and shipping. Show More Summary

Airbus CPO Plans Production Changes, Volvo Aims to Increase US Sales

Categories: Afternoon Coffee Tags: General News Airbus’ chief procurement officer Klaus Richter says the company will transform its production process to increase output. And, Volvo’s CEO Håkan Samuelsson plans to gain a much larger portion of the US market. Show More Summary

Ask the Expert: Procurement Performance Management (PPM) – The Ultimate Alignment Tool – Not a Dashboard!

Categories: Analysis, Ask the Expert, Procurement Commentary, Procurement Strategy & Planning Tags: Plus In this session, come hear from one of world's pre-eminent experts in PPM, our own Chief Research Officer Pierre Mitchell, to learn...Show More Summary

Focusing on Efficiency with the AT Kearney 2014 ROSMA Benchmark Report

Categories: Analysis, Learning / Research, Procurement, Spend Management Tags: Plus Earlier this week, we began our series analyzing the new AT Kearney 2014 ROSMA Benchmark Report, “Building the Brand of Procurement and Supply.” I first talked about the context and how the report analyzes ROSMA’s scores. Show More Summary

Accenture Spend Trends Q3 2014: M&A and Procurement

Categories: Analysis, Spend Analysis, Spend Management Tags: L1, Process and Best Practice The macroeconomic outlook in the quarterly Accenture Spend Trends Report is unfortunately likely to fly above the heads of many of those for which it was intended. Show More Summary

Lumber Prices Creeping Higher

Categories: Guest Post Tags: General News, IHS Spend Matters welcomes this guest post from IHS. Spot lumber prices, as reported by Random Lengths (an industry publication), have been on the rise, but slowly and unsteadily. Softer than...Show More Summary

The HfS Blueprint Session Lands in Chicago

Categories: Analysis, BPO, Conferences Tags: Process and Best Practice I had the chance to catch up with my old friend (and longtime raider of my scotch cabinet) Phil Fersht over the weekend. After stints in the analyst, consulting and...Show More Summary

Ford Recalls Fusions, Sun Pharamaceutical Pulls Antidepressant Off Shelves in the US

Categories: Afternoon Coffee Tags: General News A number of recalls were announced today, including Ford’s recall of about 65,000 2014 and 2015 model year Fusion sedans in North America due to a software glitch. And, Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. Show More Summary

Lessons From Another Third-Party-Vendor-Based Data Breach

Categories: Analysis, Breaking News, Supplier Management, Supply Networks, Supply Risk Management Tags: L2, Process and Best Practice How did hackers gain access to 53 million email addresses and 56 million credit cards belonging Home Depot customers? Through one of the retailer’s third-party vendors. Show More Summary

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