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How Applying an Ecosystem Approach Can Spur Contingent Workforce Innovation

Categories: Innovation, Services and Indirect Spend, Services Procurement & Contingent Labor, Services Procurement & Contingent Labor Management Tags: L2, Sourcing & Categories There are numerous factors today that have led many procurement professionals to view non-employee workers as just another resource delivered through a supply chain. Show More Summary

Globality Gets Into Gear – A Serious Attempt To Disrupt Global Services Buying?

Categories: There are many ways to start a new business. You can develop your idea on the kitchen table, rope in a few friends who will […] (Read more...)

Q&A With Graham Wright: The Tools IBM Procurement Is Using and Why

Categories: Industry News, Procurement, Technology Tags: L1, technology In Part 1 of our interview chat with Graham Wright, IBM’s vice president of global procurement and IBM procurement services, we had just gotten down to brass tacks on what he considers to be the hallmarks of procurement transformation for organizations today. Show More Summary

Procurement Has Advanced In 30 Years – But Not That Much!

Categories: This was from Supply Management last week, in their coverage of the CIPS SM Awards. “When I started 30 years ago [procurement] wasn’t really a […] (Read more...)

ConnXus: Vendor Snapshot (Part 2) — Product Strengths & Weaknesses

Categories: Diversity, Solution Providers, Supplier Information Management, Supplier Management, Supplier Risk and Compliance Management, Technology, Vendor Snapshots Tags: PRO From a technology and content perspective, the market for...Show More Summary

Procurement Conferences – Clashfinder for w/c October 16th

Categories: If you are a Festival attendee, as I am, you will know the wonderful Clashfinder website, which gives you a timetable of all the artists […] (Read more...)

Afternoon Coffee: Caribbean Braces for Hurricane Maria, Ford Partners to Expand in India

Categories: Afternoon Coffee Tags: General News As this year’s historic hurricane season marches forward, the Caribbean is bracing for another blow, this time from Hurricane Maria. Ford announced Monday it is forming a three-year partnership...Show More Summary

Q&A With Graham Wright, IBM’s VP of Global Procurement: It’s Not the 80s Anymore

Categories: Industry News, Procurement, Supply Chain, Technology Tags: General News, L1 When the term “global” is in your title, chances are you’re going to be a jet-setter. That’s indeed the case for IBM’s Vice President of Global Procurement and IBM Procurement Services Graham Wright, who is based in the U.K. Show More Summary

CIPS SM Procurement Awards – Should Judges Be Allowed To Enter?

Categories: Having written positively about the CIPS SM Awards last week, we had a couple of interesting comments, one to the website and one via a […] (Read more...)

Risk Expert Gary Lynch Discusses Hurricane Irma and Supply Chain Insurance (Part 2)

Categories: Commodity Risk Management, Procurement Strategy & Planning, Supply Chain Management, Supply Chain Visibility, Supply Risk Management Tags: L2, Process & Best Practice Editor’s note: This is Part 2 in a two-part Q&A. Missed...Show More Summary

Council Loans, Wasted Millions, Arrests Made in Northampton

Categories: £10.25 million is a lot of money for a fairly small borough council. Think how hard the procurement team at Northampton Borough Council would have […] (Read more...)

How to Use Planning and Budgeting to Transform Procurement — and the Enterprise

Categories: Best Practice, Finance, Procurement Financials, Procurement Strategy & Planning Tags: Plus As summer turns to fall, that time of the year that so many enterprises enjoy and look forward to is here: the annual planning and budgeting process for next year. Show More Summary

BravoSolution Real World Procurement Webinar – Atkinson on SRM Skills

Categories: Next Tuesday (26th) you can participate in the latest of the BravoSolution Real World Procurement webinars. It is titled Supplier Relationship and Value Management: Does […] (Read more...)

Afternoon Coffee: GM SUV Plant Faces Strike, Icertis Launches Sourcing Application

Categories: Afternoon Coffee Tags: General News General Motors has failed to reach an agreement with a Canadian union on a new contract, leading its members to strike. Contract management provider Icertis announced Monday it is launching a new application for sourcing, Icertis Contract Management (ICM) Sourcing. Show More Summary

Risk Expert Gary Lynch on Harvey, Irma and Supply Chain Risk and Resilience (Part 1)

Categories: Industry News, Procurement Strategy & Planning, Supply Chain Management, Supply Risk Tags: L2, Process & Best Practice Hurricanes Harvey and Irma have come and gone, leaving devastation in their wake and — what’s that? More...Show More Summary

How AI Will Help Procurement Advance Analytics Beyond Basic Spend Analysis

Categories: Analytics, Innovation, Spend Analysis, Technology Tags: L1, technology Leading procurement organizations today don’t just measure what they spent. They push their definition of spend analytics to encompass their total value...Show More Summary

Icertis Webinar – Cloud Contract Management To Release Rapid Value

Categories: Last week we participated in a webinar with Icertis, the contract lifecycle management (CLM) cloud solution provider. It was titled  “Accelerating Time to Value with […] (Read more...)

ConnXus: Vendor Snapshot (Part 1) — Background and Solution Overview

Categories: Solution Providers, Supplier Information Management, Supplier Management, Supplier Risk and Compliance Management, Technology, Vendor Snapshots Tags: PRO The supplier management technology market is a microcosm of the procurement technology market generally, as it has many subsegments and is fragmented from a provider perspective. Show More Summary

Maude Lays Into Civil Service – But Did His Procurement Reforms Work?

Categories: Francis (Lord) Maude, ex Minister for the Cabinet Office and de facto “minister for procurement” from 2010-15 has laid into the civil service.  Civil Service […] (Read more...)

Afternoon Coffee: Why Sand is Becoming a Competitive Commodity, Tesla to Reveal Semi-Truck in October

Categories: Afternoon Coffee Tags: General News West Texas has been for decades known for its vast oil reserves. But these days another commodity is attracting potential suppliers: sand. After months of rumors, Tesla announced this week it is tentatively set to reveal its electric semi-truck in October. Show More Summary

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