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Archived Since:August 14, 2008

Blog Post Archive

July Album Review – the Maccabees, Stornoway and Lianne La Havas

Categories: July is a bit of a thin month for new album releases, and the one we have been most looking forward to, the Maccabees, was only released yesterday, so bear in mind these are very much first impressions from three listens on Spotify, mainly via my laptop (not the best way to get the full sonic effect, to be honest). Show More Summary

Spend Matters 50/50: HICX Solutions – A Provider to Watch in 2015

Categories: Featured, Solution Providers Tags: 2015 Almanac, 50 Providers to Watch 2015, General News HICX Solutions is one of our 50 Providers to Watch. We will be highlighting 100 companies (50 to Know, 50 to Watch) from our 2015 Spend Matters Almanac over the span of 100 days. Show More Summary

Afternoon Coffee: Consumer Sentiment Drops in July, UPS Buys Coyote Logistics

Categories: Afternoon Coffee Tags: General News US consumers are slightly less confident about the economy this month compared to June. And, UPS will acquire Chicago-based Coyote Logistics for $1.8 billion. Afternoon Coffee brings you the latest in procurement and supply chain news. (Read more...)

A Perspective on Sourcing Operations and Compliance From Honeywell’s Camille Batiste

Categories: Analytics, Conferences, Industry News, Procurement Tags: ISM, Process & Best Practice On Thursday at the Institute for Supply Management Metrics conference, in Philadelphia, Camille Batiste, vice president of sourcing operations and compliance at Honeywell, gave an engaging talk on procurement measurement and metrics. Show More Summary

Charting Your Course from Tactical Procurement Analytics to Strategic Supply Analytics

Categories: Analytics, Procurement Strategy & Planning, Supply Chain Tags: Process & Best Practice, Research Forget Google Maps. Apple Maps? Don’t make us laugh. Where we’re going we’ll need Spend Matters Maps or, more specifically, how to travel from tactical procurement analytics to strategic supply analytics. Show More Summary

Supply Analytics Will Become Routine, Predictive: Accenture

Categories: Analytics, Supply Management, Technology Tags: Enterprise Irregulars, L1, Technology You won’t get any debate from us that supply analytics must form a key basis of future procurement technology investment. But whether supply...Show More Summary

Down the Procurement Pub with Xchanging, Fabienne Lesbros, Bill Crothers and Beach House

Categories: As we enter the school holiday season in Europe, we thought it would be a quiet week. But not a bit of it! Some big announcements, ranging from people moves, to government initiatives, and company financial and business announcements of significance for our world. Show More Summary

Exploring Investment Drivers for Global Supply Chain Risk Management

Categories: Research Download, Supplier Risk and Compliance Management, Supply Chain Management, Supply Risk Management Tags: L2, Process & Best Practice AGCO’s story is fascinating – and will provide great business case fodder for manufacturers looking to build the case for investment themselves in such programs. Show More Summary

Crown Commercial Service Annual Report – More Challenges and Audit Questions

Categories: We have been looking at the Crown Commercial Services Annual Report this week. The page that genuinely made my jaw drop was what is usually a pretty boring part of any government organisation's report - the "Head of Internal Audit" section. Show More Summary

Xchanging Shares Plummet on Half-Year Report – Questions About Future of Procurement Business

Categories: Finance, Industry News Tags: PRO The half-year results for Xchanging released yesterday were intensely disappointing to shareholders, who saw the value of their shares fall by 20% instantly, to a new 3-year low of £0.97.Show More Summary

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

Categories: Here is a summary of our stories from around Europe on Public Spend Matters Europe this week. There’s a new article every day and many are attracting comments from experts. Each Friday, we are featuring a briefsummaryof the main articles published that week on PSME. Show More Summary

Lessons From the Bagel Man to Tackle Procurement Fraud

Categories: Guest Post, Procurement Commentary Tags: Guest Posts, Process and Best Practice, Zycus Spend Matters welcomes this guest article by Somdipto Ghosh, Product Marketing, Zycus. In the year 1984, Paul F. decided to make a radical career transition from heading a public research group to selling bagels at corporate offices. Show More Summary

Afternoon Coffee: GDP Rises, Oil Production and Inventories Fall

Categories: Afternoon Coffee The US gross domestic product increased at a 2.3% annual rate from April to June, thanks in large part to more consumers making large purchases on items such as cars. And, oil prices were relatively unchanged...Show More Summary

Online Legal Marketplace UpCounsel Raises $10 Million – WIPs Continue Their Rise

Categories: Services and Indirect Spend, Services Procurement & Contingent Labor, Services Procurement & Contingent Labor Management, Technology Tags: General News, L1 The online legal marketplace UpCounsel announced Tuesday it topped off its earlier seed rounds, totaling $4 million, with a Series A round of $10 million. Show More Summary

Spend Matters Analysis: Accenture’s “Virtual Company Mall”

Categories: Procurement, Procurement Research, Procurement Strategy & Planning, Technology Tags: L2, Technology In Accenture’s most recent study on procurement, Procurement’s Next Frontier – The Future Will Give Rise to an Organization...Show More Summary

Exclusive! Bill Crothers, UK Government’s Chief Commercial Officer to Stand Down

Categories: 12 noon update - Cabinet Office statement now out: "Bill Crothers has decided that it is the right time to move to the next stage of his career, and for someone new to take commercial reform in government forward. Bill led the work on commercial reform across government and set an ambitious strategy for the future. Show More Summary

Contract Lifecycle Management 101: Part 6 – The Standard Contract Management Platform

Categories: Contract Management, Procurement Strategy & Planning, Procurement Systems & Architecture Tags: Plus Today we continue our Plus series on contract lifecycle management, an uninspired acronym that sometimes encapsulates, sometimes...Show More Summary

Ten Commandments of Procurement – the Ashcroft Decalogue

Categories: Our summer topic on the Ten Commandments of Procurement, that is, statements of a procurement and supply chain nature that are absolutely, unarguably true, under all circumstances and conditions, has made a few people think hard about the principles of procurement by which we all must obide. Show More Summary

Polyethylene Prices Remain Subdued

Categories: Commodities, Guest Post, Price Forecast Tags: General News, Guest Posts, IHS Spend Matters welcomes this guest article from IHS.Packaging producers saw some cost savings last year as the drop in oil prices lowered the cost for a variety of chemical products. Show More Summary

Ivalua Reports Impressive First Half of 2015

Categories: Industry News, P2P, Solution Providers Tags: General News Ivalua recently announced its mid-year performance results, showing significant growth for the spend management solution provider. During the first 6 months of the year, Ivalua reported 64% year-over-year growth, with renewal rates hitting 98%. Show More Summary

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