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Blog Profile / Spend Matters

Filed Under:Business & Finance
Posts on Regator:7514
Posts / Week:23.2
Archived Since:August 14, 2008

Blog Post Archive

Exploring the State of the Financial Supply Chain – Mind the Gap!

Categories: Analysis, Finance, Learning / Research, Supply Chain Management Tags: L2, Process and Best Practice My colleagues Pierre Mitchell, chief research officer for Spend Matters, and Paul Lee, director of research at ISM, recently...Show More Summary

When Procurement Goes the Hub and Spoke Way

Categories: Guest Post, Procurement Tags: Process and Best Practice, Zycus Spend Matters welcomes this guest post from Zycus. While organizations today are keen to implement an effective procurement strategy by streamlining key elements...Show More Summary

Anticipatory Sourcing: Anticipating What, And When

Categories: Guest Post, Sourcing Tags: Sourcing and Categories Spend Matters welcomes a guest post from Art van Bodegraven. When I use the term Anticipatory Sourcing without setting the stage fully and correctly with an audience, even...Show More Summary

Apple Looks to Iran for New iPhone Market, Microsoft Releases New Fitness Band Today

Categories: Afternoon Coffee Tags: General News Apple may be soon selling its iPhone in Iran. Apple and Iranian distributors have a preliminary contract in place to sell Apple products if and when Western sanctions are lifted. And, Microsoft’s Band went on sale today. Show More Summary

“30 Under 30” Shines Light on Supply Chain Superstars

Categories: Breaking News, Featured, Supply Chain, Supply Networks Tags: General News, L2 The manufacturing and supply chain worlds are dominated by baby boomers. While these sage procurement professionals have decades of experience in the industry, they will soon retire, and a younger generation will need to take over. Show More Summary

Get Progressive: How to Implement Procurement Centers of Excellence

Categories: Learning / Research Tags: Incendiary Tidbit The most innovative (and successful) procurement organizations have a Procurement Center of Excellence (CoE) in place to promote best practice among other necessities. If you don’t...Show More Summary

When Savings Kills: How a 1-inch Change is Costing Trinity Millions

Categories: Cost Management, Purchasing, Supply Risk Tags: General News, L1 Earlier this month, we heard how Trinity Industries, the maker of many of the guardrails installed along America’s highways, will be fined hundreds of millions of dollars for making and installing defective guardrails without the federal government’s knowledge. Show More Summary

Choosing Procurement Technology That Grows With You

Categories: Procurement, Procurement Strategy & Planning, Procurement Systems & Architecture, Technology Tags: PRO As a procurement practitioner, when you start looking at the portfolio of solutions you have available today, some patterns will likely emerge. Show More Summary

4 Reason Why You’re Not Aligned

Categories: Guest Post Tags: BravoSolution, Process and Best Practice Spend Matters welcomes his guest post from Mickey North Rizza of BravoSolution. By now I’m assuming you know about the importance of aligning procurement’s initiatives with larger business goals. Show More Summary

Facebook Boosts Business Spending, Mexican Mineral Water Heads to US

Categories: Afternoon Coffee Tags: General News Facebook announced it will step up its spending in the next few years. And, Mexican mineral water will make its way to the US. Afternoon Coffee brings you the latest in supply chain and procurement news. (Read more...) Leave A Commentposted in Afternoon Coffee by Kaitlyn McAvoy

Could Proper Procurement Have Saved Apple and GT Advanced?

Categories: Procurement Commentary, Supplier Management, Suppliers, Technology Tags: L2, Technology By now, you’re probably well aware of the Apple and GT Advanced Technologies (GTAT) debacle that’s been all over the news headlines.Show More Summary

Join the Spend Matters Analysts on Halloween for The Scariest Procurement Stories of ALL TIME

Categories: Ask the Expert Tags: Humor, Webinars Nobody loves a scary procurement story as much as the Spend Matters analyst team. Therefore, we thought we'd hold the closest thing you can to a procurement seance (ahem, a webinar, duh) this Friday (Halloween), from 10-10:30am Central. Show More Summary

Exploring the State of the Independent Worker: A Key Services Procurement Component

Categories: Analysis, Procurement, Procurement Strategy & Planning, Survey Tags: L1, Sourcing and Categories MBO Partners recently released its annual “State of Independence” report covering independent workers. Independent contractors,...Show More Summary

Top 4 Ways CPOs Will Use Social Media

Categories: Procurement, Procurement Strategy & Planning, Risk Performance and Compliance, Technology Tags: Plus In Part 1 of this series we looked at the principles of social media, which give an insight into how and why it has been such a phenomenon. Show More Summary

Clear The Decks! – A Technology Transformation Is On Its Way

Categories: Cloud, Guest Post, Innovation, Technology Tags: GEP, Technology Spend Matters welcomes this guest post from Paul Blake of GEP.In his seminal works of a dystopian near future, William Gibson wrote about mobile computing. In his “Sprawl” stories, the protagonists operate decks built by Hitachi and Suzuki. Show More Summary

Retailers Announce New Facilities in New Areas, Apple Pay Proves to be a Popular Payment Service

Categories: Afternoon Coffee Tags: General News Macy’s will open its first international store in 2018, choosing the United Arab Emirates as the location. Amazon also announced the location for a new facility - Chicago. Afternoon Coffee brings you the latest in supply chain and procurement news. (Read more...) Leave A Commentposted in Afternoon Coffee by Kaitlyn McAvoy

Free Research: CPOs Speak Out on the Financial Supply Chain

Categories: Learning / Research Tags: Incendiary Tidbits, L2 Chief procurement officers and other industry executives contributed to an enlightening new survey from Spend Matters and ISM. More than 300 perspectives were shared for Reducing Costs by Optimizing the Financial Supply Chain. Show More Summary

Exploring MBO Partners – Putting the Freelancer First to Capture Contingent Spend Beyond Staffing

Categories: Analysis, Spend Analysis Tags: PRO In this two-part Spend Matters PRO research brief, Jason Busch, founder and managing director of Spend Matters, explores MBO Partners in detail. We will be offering a look at how the provider...Show More Summary

Procurement and Payments: Why Getting Smart on Bitcoin Matters More Than You Think

Categories: Accounts Payable, Price Forecast Tags: L1, Sourcing and Categories My colleague David Gustin recently posting a fascinating column on Trade Financing Matters titled Comparing SWIFT, Paypal and Bitcoin – and why this matters!...Show More Summary

Shrimping and Saving – A 12 month Review

Categories: Commodities, Guest Post Tags: Mintec Spend Matters welcomes this guest post by Mark Kozlowski of Mintec. The last few years have been very turbulent for the global shrimp industry. We have experienced disease, low production and a rebalancing of supply and demand. Show More Summary

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