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Archived Since:August 14, 2008

Blog Post Archive

SRM: Process and the ‘Day Job’ – Part 2

Categories: This is the second part to yesterday's post by David Atkinson, ex CPO, SRM expert and Managing Director of Four Pillars Consulting. “If you can't describe […] (Read more...)

Afternoon Coffee: Cargill Considers Selling Energy Business, FERC Asks NERC for New Supply Chain Risk Management Standard

Categories: Afternoon Coffee Tags: General News Cargill Inc. is considering selling its metals and energy business to focus more on food and agricultural activities. The company’s metals and energy business includes power and gas, oil and oil products and steel and iron ore activities. Show More Summary

Online Talent Trends from Fortune 500 Companies: Webinar Wednesday!

Categories: Services Procurement & Contingent Labor, Services Procurement & Contingent Labor Management Tags: Webinar The fact is that online talent use is a growing trend and isn't going anywhere. The time is now to jump on the bandwagon...Show More Summary

Heavy Rains Threaten to Reduce Peanut Production in Argentina

Categories: Commodities, Guest Post, Industry News, Price Forecast Tags: General News, Guest Posts, Mintec Spend Matters welcomes this guest post from Jara Zicha, a market analyst at Mintec. Over the last 35 years the nut industry has expanded with ever increasing production, closely linked demand and more efficient global logistic chains. Show More Summary

Big Sync – Music, Marketing and Procurement of “Sonic Logos”

Categories: We've featured Richard Kirstein here a number of times, his excellent book and his work in the field of buying music rights.  It's a fascinating […] (Read more...)

Book Review: Legal Blacksmith — How to Avoid and Defend Supply Chain Disputes

Categories: Industry News, Procurement Strategy & Planning, Risk Performance and Compliance, Supply Chain, Supply Risk Management Tags: L1, Process & Best Practice We are in the middle of a great period for procurement and supply chain books, with several very impressive examples being published over the last two years or so. Show More Summary

Strategic Projects Team Under Spotlight After NHS Procurement Failures

Categories: News from the UK health world as the “Strategic Projects Team”, a specialist unit within the National Health Service, is going to be closed down, […] (Read more...)

Technology, Platforms, Disruption and the Transformation of the Consulting Industry

Categories: Professional Services, Services and Indirect Spend, Services Procurement & Contingent Labor, Services Procurement & Contingent Labor Management, Technology Tags: PRO Few would disagree that the professional services industry...Show More Summary

SRM: Process and the ‘Day Job’ – Part 1

Categories: David Atkinson, ex CPO, SRM expert and Managing Director of Four Pillars Consulting, continues his series on successful Supplier Relationship Management deployment. Part 2 of this post […] (Read more...)

Afternoon Coffee: US Manufacturing Grows Sharply in July, Brexit Drags Down Europe’s Business Activity

Categories: Afternoon Coffee Tags: General News The U.S. manufacturing sector has experienced positive growth this month, with manufacturing production seeing its sharpest rise since November. Markit said its Flash U.S. Manufacturing Purchasing Manager’s Index hit 52.9 in July, up from 51.3 in June. Show More Summary

Is Cage-Free Egg Sourcing More Ethical? Report Details Troubling Findings from Cage-Free Hen Housing Systems

Categories: CSR, Sourcing, Sustainability Tags: L2, Sourcing & Categories A large number of major grocery stores, restaurants and food companies have committed to sourcing only cage-free eggs within the next decade — a promise driven largely by consumer demand to buy more ethical or sustainable products. Show More Summary

Maven, an ‘Expertise-as-a-Service’ Platform: WIP of the Week

Categories: Services and Indirect Spend, Services Procurement & Contingent Labor, Services Procurement & Contingent Labor Management, Technology Tags: L1, Technology Maven, launched in 2008 in San Francisco, is a work intermediationShow More Summary

Down the Procurement Pub with BravoSolution, Trade Extensions, Coupa, Basware and Metallica

Categories: Regular readers may have got the impression that photography is not my strong point. Just to re-inforce that, here is a "selfie" which, believe it […] (Read more...)

SirionLabs: Vendor Snapshot (Part 3) — Summary Analysis & Recommendations

Categories: Contract Management, Procurement Systems & Architecture, Services and Indirect Spend, SOW, Technology, Vendor Snapshots Tags: PRO When our most strategic suppliers truly become embedded in our business and the scope of the...Show More Summary

Public Spend Forum Europe – Public Procurement Highlights From This Week

Categories: Public Spend Forum Europe is dedicated to European public sector procurement, and aims to be a global community and knowledge network for public procurement and the public […] (Read more...)

Afternoon Coffee: Target Hires Former Apple Supply Chain Exec, Wal-Mart Asks Suppliers to Stop Using 8 Harmful Chemicals

Categories: Afternoon Coffee Tags: General News Target Corp. hired former Apple supply chain executive Benjamin Cook to serve as the retailer’s senior vice president of global logistics, inventory allocation and replenishment. Part of...Show More Summary

Is Your Supply Chain Ready for More Extreme Rainfall, Flooding?

Categories: Procurement Strategy & Planning, Supplier Risk and Compliance Management, Supply Chain Management, Supply Risk Management Tags: L2, Sourcing & Categories Extreme weather events, including typhoons, heatwaves and wildfires, are becoming increasingly more common due to climate change. Show More Summary

Is Procurement Technology REALLY That Important? Ian Burdon Asks the Question

Categories: We wrote here about the Jason Busch article commenting on the likely Coupa flotation this year. Jason's article drew a Twitter comment from Ian Burdon […] (Read more...)

ICT Companies Need to Take Action on Forced Labor in Supply Chains: Report

Categories: CSR, Sourcing, Supplier Risk and Compliance Management Tags: L1, Sourcing & Categories Many information and communications technology (ICT) companies say they are committed to addressing forced labor in their supply chains and understand the risk forced labor poses. Show More Summary

National Audit Office Report on UnitingCare – Cambridge Health Contract Failure Had Many Causes

Categories: The collapse of the UnitingCare contract for older peoples' services in Cambridgeshire last year caused huge problems for the health commissioners, and service recipients in […] (Read more...)

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