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Viva La Revolution: Flexible Staffing Models in China

Categories: Guest Post, Services and Indirect Spend, Services Procurement & Contingent Labor, Services Procurement & Contingent Labor Management Tags: GEP, Guest Posts, Process & Best Practice Spend Matters welcomes this guest post from GEP. As the world's most populous country, China's labor market is undergoing unprecedented structural revolution. Show More Summary

Afternoon Coffee: Agriculture Secretary Seeks to Assure Safety of Chinese Imports, Canadian Lumber Slapped with more Duties

Categories: Afternoon Coffee Tags: General News U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue is set to travel to China Wednesday to mark the return of U.S. beef from the country following a 13-year gap. Softwood lumber from Canada will face...Show More Summary

Catalant Raises $41 Million to Expand Its Transformative Enterprise Talent Solution and Bring in the Future of Work

Categories: Services and Indirect Spend, Services Procurement & Contingent Labor, Services Procurement & Contingent Labor Management, Technology Tags: General News, L2 Boston-based Catalant, perhaps the leading technology platform for “business expertise,” announced this week that it has raised an additional $41 million in private equity. Show More Summary

“The Robots Are Coming” Pub Debate – The Line-Up Is Complete!

Categories: We can now disclose the final line-up for your forthcoming pub debate on July 13th, 6pm prompt start, at The Clarence pub – a very […] (Read more...)

Indirect Spend Management: An Easy Putt for the Quick Serve Restaurant (QSR) Industry

Categories: Category Intelligence (Indirect), Procurement Strategy & Planning, Technology Tags: L2, technology While the market for procure-to-pay (P2P) solutions has exploded over the past decade, in terms of spend coverage, several notable blind spots remain across all industries. Show More Summary

How To Determine the Business Impact of Our Digital Marketing Investments

Categories: As we said last week, not everyone at ProcureCon Marketing agreed that the phenomenon that is digital media is sweeping the advertising world with far-reaching […] (Read more...)

Guy Allen Finds Procurement Savings In All Sorts Of Places …

Categories: Last week, Guy Allen (our friend and ex CPO from Santander, Fujitsu, etc) ran the latest in the Real World Procurement webinar series, sponsored by […] (Read more...)

Afternoon Coffee: Catalant Raises $41 Million in New Funding, Amazon to Augment Whole Foods Warehouse Operations with Robots

Categories: Afternoon Coffee Tags: General News Boston-based Catalant announced Tuesday it had raised $41 million in new funding, according to Forbes. One result of Amazon’s $13.7 billion acquisition of Whole Foods could be a total revamp of the way the organic grocer approaches distribution. Show More Summary

On the Future of Direct Procurement Tech: An Interview with Dan Willmer, VP Sales and Operations at Jaggaer

Categories: Category Intelligence (Direct), Commodities, Metal Miner, Procurement, Technology, World Trade Tags: L2, technology Today we present another installment from our ongoing series exploring where manufacturing procurement technology is headed. Show More Summary

Predictive Analytics Named Top Priority in New Survey of Category Managers

Categories: Analytics, Procurement, Technology Tags: L1, technology While some customers may protest that corporations already have us under heavy surveillance — spinning the metaphorical straw that is our purchases, internet history,...Show More Summary

BASF and Thyssenkrupp – Two Giants Talk About Global Procurement Transformation

Categories: At the recent SPA Ariba Live event, there were several very good customer case study sessions. Two that shared some similarities were from BASF and […] (Read more...)

Money Talks, So How Can Procurement Prove Its Worth?

Categories: We are pleased to welcome this guest post from Daniel Ball, director, Wax Digital. The procurement profession works hard to justify its profile as being responsible […] (Read more...)

What To Expect from Best-in-Class Reverse Auction Technology and User Design (Part 2)

Categories: E-Sourcing, Procurement, Technology Tags: PRO Spend Matters tracks more than 50 technology providers that claim to have some type of auction or reverse auction capability in place to support strategic sourcing efforts of procurement organizations. Show More Summary

Grenfell Tower – Cladding Specifications and Regulations Central to Investigations

Categories: (I wrote this before the Newsnight programme last night which raised some disturbing issues about the process for approving building products like cladding. I'm sure […] (Read more...)

Insatiable Ride-Hailing Companies Bite into Rental Car Demand

Categories: Travel Tags: General News, Guest Posts, IHS Spend Matters welcomes this guest post from Kayla Bruun, senior economist at IHS Markit. Despite the seemingly favorable demand-driving conditions of a robust job market, low fuel prices and an upward trend in domestic travel spending, rates for U.S. Show More Summary

Afternoon Coffee: Takata Files for Bankruptcy, Canada Faces Marijuana Shortage

Categories: Afternoon Coffee Tags: General News Japanese airbag maker Takata filed for bankruptcy protection Monday following the enormous recall of its defective product that killed at least 16 people. Demand for pot in Canada currently...Show More Summary

5 Young Supply Chain Professionals on What They Wish They Knew Earlier

Categories: Procurement, Supply Chain, Talent Management Tags: General News, L1 Whether you're a recent college grad or starting your first job in the supply chain, consider the following pieces of advice from five young professionals whom ISM and named as “30 Under 30” Rising Supply Chain Stars. Show More Summary

Cannabusiness: The Riskiest Legal Supply Chain in the World?

Categories: Procurement, Risk Performance and Compliance, Supply Chain Tags: L2, Process & Best Practice Because marijuana is classified as a Schedule I drug by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, it’s still federally illegal.Show More Summary

Science Warehouse Customer Event – Focus On Product Enhancement

Categories: Science Warehouse (SWL), the Leeds-based eProcurement business, was initially a spin-out from Leeds University, created by Dr David Hames to meet the needs of scientists […] (Read more...)

What To Expect from Best-in-Class Reverse Auction Technology and User Design (Part 1)

Categories: E-Sourcing, Technology Tags: PRO Thus far in this Spend Matters PRO research series, we have explored how optimal user experience (UX) and advanced feature/function support have become inseparable when it comes to delivering...Show More Summary

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