Blog Profile / Spend Matters

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Archived Since:August 14, 2008

Blog Post Archive

Procurement and Psychology – More Evidence that We’re Irrational

Categories: You are a thoughtful, objective decision maker, aren't you? You weigh matters up carefully, think logically about the best decision to meet your well considered goals, and proceed in a sensible, rational manner. Well, that's what you would like to think anyway. Show More Summary

Services Procurement and VMS Technology of the Future

Categories: Learning / Research, Services Procurement & Contingent Labor, Technology Tags: General News Earlier in March, Spend Matters Founder and Managing Director Jason Busch led an Ask the Expert webinar on services procurement and vendor management system technology. Show More Summary

March Album Review with Laura Marling, Courtney Barnett and Brandi Carlile

Categories: Laura Marling is only 25, yet Short Movie is her fifth album, none of them less than very impressive. She is arguably the most talented British "popular song" artist since David Bowie, he said controversially. This albumShow More Summary

Procurement Technology Fear Tactics – Solving the Adoption Challenge

Categories: Guest Post, Procurement Strategy & Planning, Technology Tags: BravoSolution, Guest Posts, Technology Spend Matters welcomes this guest article by John Ryan Shaw, senior director of adoption services at BravoSolution. Do people really fear new procurement technology I don’t think so, certainly not in a literal sense. Show More Summary

Afternoon Coffee: US Economy Expands in Fourth Quarter, Oil Prices Make Gains This Week

Categories: Afternoon Coffee Tags: General News The latest GDP data was released this morning, showing the US economy grew 2.2% during the fourth quarter. And, oil prices seem to be rebounding from their 6-year low hit earlier in March. Afternoon Coffee brings you the latest procurement and supply chain news. (Read more...)

Down the Procurement Pub with OFS Portal, Welsh Award Winners, Wax Digital’s Smartwatch and Charli XCX

Categories: Here is a picture of William (Bill) Le Sage and Chris Welsh of OFS Portal, an organisation that works with suppliers to the oil and gas industry and provides an eProcurement platform (and advice) to help smooth the transactional supply chain in those industries. Show More Summary

Tackling Myth vs. Reality in Procurement

Categories: Best Of, Procurement Commentary, Procurement Strategy & Planning Tags: L2, Process and Best Practice This week on Chief Procurement Officer, we began our series of dismantling the top procurement myths that exist in the industry. Show More Summary

Procurement Technology Tip: When Ariba/SAP Plays the Executive Card, What Should You Do?

Categories: Ariba, Friday Rant, SAP, Technology Tags: Friday Rant, Incendiary Tidbits, L1 We’ve been in touch with a lot of folks going through procurement technology selections. And, the good news is there’s lots of activity – more than ever, actually. Show More Summary

Survey results are in! Here are procurement’s top personalities

Categories: Nobody has done a study of "personality in procurement" before. Until now. We recently teamed up with the Institute for Supply Management (ISM) to conduct a survey based on Myers-Briggs personality types, and got over 1800 responses. Today, we reveal the results! (Read more...)

Best of Spend Matters Network – Week of March 23

Categories: Best Of, Best Of Spend Matters Tags: Plus It's Friday, which means another edition of the "Best of" roundup – giving you our favorite articles published around the Spend Matters Network throughout the week. Jason decided it was time for a "smackdown" on best-of-breed e-procurement solutions on our US Spend Matters site. Show More Summary

This Week’s Summary of Articles from Public Spend Matters Europe

Categories: A summary of our stories from around Europe on Public Spend Matters Europe this week. There’s a new article every day so the volume of diverse and interesting reads is really starting to mount up and many are attracting comments from experts. Show More Summary

M&A News: Lexmark Acquires Kofax – Initial Market Analysis

Categories: Industry News, M&A Tags: General News Earlier this week, Lexmark announced it was acquiring Kofax. The Deal reports that the transaction will add, “$300 million in 2014 sales from a base of more than 20,000 global customers...Show More Summary

What Procurement Solution is the Best Fit For You?

Categories: Uncategorized Tags: General News Attention! There is not just one e-procurement market! This is a point Jason Busch argued in today's PRO research brief Best-of-Breed E-Procurement Smackdown: Choosing Between 3 Different Categories of Providers. Show More Summary

For Sourcing to be Strategic, You Have to do More Than Just Negotiate

Categories: Guest Post, Sourcing Tags: Guest Posts, Sourcing and Categories Spend Matters welcomes this guest article from Ole Nielsen, CEO of Scanmarket North America. The word “strategic” gets thrown around a lot lately. The otherShow More Summary

Afternoon Coffee: Ford Opens India Production Plant, Another Oil Company Cuts Spending

Categories: Afternoon Coffee Tags: General News Ford Motor Co. opened its $1 billion plant in India this week. The car maker plans to triple its exports from the country. And, PetroChina Co. is cutting its spending plans by 8.8% this year, following a 17% drop in 2014 profits due to falling oil prices. Show More Summary

Wales Procurement Week – Where Were the Big Buyers?

Categories: We’ve started featuring some of the highlight sessions for last week’s Wales Procurement Week over on our sister site, Public Spend Matters Europe. So you can read here about Abby Semple’s thoughts on why evidence-based procurement...Show More Summary

Spend Matters Welcomes John Conolly as Chief Marketing Officer

Categories: Breaking News, Featured Tags: General News, L1 We’ve hit a new stage of maturity – or immaturity, depending on perspective, and how well you know the individual in question – at Spend Matters. Today, we are proud to announce the addition of John Conolly as chief marketing officer. Show More Summary

The Need For a Formal Capacity Model – 10 Services Procurement Secrets (No. 4)

Categories: Uncategorized Tags: L2, Sourcing and Categories In direct materials procurement and supply chain activities, capacity modeling is one of the first steps to creating an optimal process design and subsequent flow of goods, parts and materials – on inbound, production and outbound levels. Show More Summary

IT Supply Chain Developments and Their Impact on Buying Decisions

Categories: Al Nagar, Head of Benchmarking, KnowledgeBus,  Mercato Solutions, continues his series of advisory pieces sharing recent movements and impactors within key IT product categories, to keep you abreast of the latest developments and help support purchasing decisions. Show More Summary

Best-of-Breed E-Procurement Smack Down: Choosing Between 3 Different Categories of Providers

Categories: Accounts Payable, eProcurement / Procurement, Invoicing, Technology, Vendor Snapshots Tags: PRO For middle-market and large private-sector organizations, making a best-of-breed e-procurement decision used to be easy. There was Ariba (and then Coupa) and everyone else. Show More Summary

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