Blog Profile / Spend Matters


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Archived Since:August 14, 2008

Blog Post Archive

Fourth of July Celebration Costs Top Last Year: A Roundup of Holiday Spending Stats

Categories: Industry News, Price Forecast, Spend Analysis Tags: General News, L1 It’s time to celebrate America the beautiful with barbecues, fireworks, parades and red, white and blue apparel and decorations. Spend Matters has rounded up spending and other interesting data on the Fourth of July holiday. Show More Summary

Spend Matters 50/50: Aravo – A Provider to Know in 2015

Categories: We announced here and here our two (not ranked) lists: Spend Matters 50 To Know and 50 To Watch firms for 2015/2016. In the first case, this is our view of the 50 solution provider type organisations in the procurement industry that every senior procurement leader should be aware of and understand. Show More Summary

Best ‘Ask the Expert’ Ever? PPM: The Core of an Effective Procurement Operating Model

Categories: Learning / Research, Procurement Commentary, Procurement Strategy & Planning Tags: Plus On this Throwback Friday (#tbf, anyone?), we've thrown open the doors to our archives to bring you our second-most-viewed recording of an Ask the Expert webinar of all time. Show More Summary

Spend Matters 50/50: GXS – A Provider to Know in 2015

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

Afternoon Coffee: Natural Gas Inventories Rise Less Than Expected, BP to Pay $18.7 Billion for 2010 Disaster

Categories: Afternoon Coffee Tags: General News Natural gas inventories rose in the last week, but less than expected, which impacted how much prices for the fossil fuel increased today. And, BP will pay $18.7 billion for damages caused...Show More Summary

Upcoming Webinar: Scouting Premium Talent While Controlling Cost, Risk

Categories: Cost Management, Learning / Research, Services Procurement & Contingent Labor Management Tags: General News In the competitive landscape that is high-performing organizations in business, recruiting and attracting talentShow More Summary

The Biggest Gaps and Opportunities in Services Procurement

Categories: Services and Indirect Spend, Services Procurement & Contingent Labor, Services Procurement & Contingent Labor Management, Supply Chain, Survey Tags: L2, Sourcing and Categories Spend Matters and the Institute for Supply Mangaement...Show More Summary

The Return of James Pond, Licensed to Bill

Categories: “So Q, what have you got for me today”? Q smiled, which James Pond knew indicated he had a new toy that was particularly exciting him. “You’ll like this, James”, he said, passing over a small device with a range of numbers on its upper side. Show More Summary

Spurious Correlations, 150% Cost Savings and How to Justify Your Next Procurement Project

Categories: Learning / Research, Procurement Strategy & Planning Tags: L1, Process & Best Practice Last week, I presented on a webinar alongside Tim Cummins, the founder of International Association for Contract and Commercial Management, and Ulf Zetterberg, the CEO of Seal Software. Show More Summary

Procurement Pub Debate – Arguments From the “Doomed” Side!

Categories: Last week's pub debate, as we reported here, sponsored by Trade Extensions, ended up in a win for the “no” camp. So, by a very small majority, the attendees did NOT think that “Procurement is Doomed”. Hooray! But my goodness, it was a close run thing. Show More Summary

Exploring ‘Total Cost’ as a Productivity KPI for the P2P Process

Categories: P2P, P2P and Working Capital, Procurement Strategy & Planning, Technology Tags: PRO Total cost of ownership of the procure-to-pay process is not simply about measuring the costs associated with acquiring a P2P platform, it’s about tracking all P2P processes and managing them as a business key performance indicator. Show More Summary

Jim Rawlings on Contract Management – Interview at the IACCM Forum

Categories: At the recent IACCM (International Association for Contract and Commercial Management) Forum, we heard an on-stage interview with Jim Rawlings, the very recently appointed Procurement Director for the Post Office. He hasShow More Summary

Spend Matters 50/50: DocuSign – A Provider to Know in 2015

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

Afternoon Coffee: US Manufacturing Picks Up, China Factories Sluggish

Categories: Afternoon Coffee Tags: General News The Institute for Supply Management's PMI rose in June, while the same official metric remained stagnant in China. Afternoon Coffee brings you the latest in procurement and supply chain news. (Read more...)

Pedal to the Metal: Punching Early Payment Into Overdrive in the Supply Chain

Categories: Learning / Research, Trade Financing Tags: General News The global powers don’t agree on a whole lot but they do agree on one thing: there are substantial benefits to accelerating cash in the supply chain. The US government,...Show More Summary

The Independent Workforce “Big Picture” – Services Procurement Professionals Take Note

Categories: Analysis, Learning / Research, Services Procurement & Contingent Labor, Services Procurement & Contingent Labor Management Tags: L2, Process and Best Practice Independent contractor engagement solution provider MBO Partners...Show More Summary

Risk Management Is Your Job, Not Just “A Priority!”

Categories: Supply Management recently reported a global survey by Consero Group in which almost half of CPOs named supplier risk as a top concern – “their biggest worry.” This is good news and bad news. Guest author,  Sigi Osagie, expert on effectiveness in Procurement & Supply Chain Management, discusses. Show More Summary

New McKinsey Report Brings WIPs into Focus

Categories: Analysis, Services Procurement & Contingent Labor Management, Sourcing, Technology Tags: L1, Technology If you’re still skeptical about the relative importance of work intermediation platforms (WIPs) as a potential game changer...Show More Summary

The Ten Commandments of Procurement – What Are Yours?

Categories: We've been running our Hot Topics now for a few months and our perception is they've proved a worthwhile way of focusing attention on a particular issue and highlighting some guest articles from real experts. We're goingShow More Summary

New NAO Report – Open-book Accounting for Public Sector Suppliers

Categories: The UK National Audit Office has issued a new report this morning covering Open Book accounting and supply chain assurance. This is how they introduce it. “Supply-chain assurance is how a client gathers information to understand what is going on inside its suppliers. Show More Summary

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