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Archived Since:August 14, 2008

Blog Post Archive

Where Are You on the Procurement Innovation Pathway? Free Webinar

Categories: On May 18th at 3pm BST, Wax Digital -- the UK's leading eProcurement solution provider, specialising in source to pay, will reveal the results of its latest research -- The procurement innovation pathway -- and ask How innovative...Show More Summary

Stock Prices in the Procurement World Were Steady in April — With 3 Exceptions

Categories: Finance, Industry News, Solution Providers, Technology Tags: Plus It's time for news about our portfolio of stocks from companies who are all or partly focused on procurement. We have 20 firms represented in our portfolio,...Show More Summary

Drawing Conclusions for Procurement Leaders from the Harmeston Tribunal (Part 2)

Categories: We promised to come back to the Kath Harmeston industrial tribunal and draw some lessons and conclusions for procurement professionals. That follows our three-part review of the case from Marie-Claire Kidd, the journalist who followed the case probably more closely than anyone. Show More Summary

Afternoon Coffee: 3 Industries Procurement Should Worry About Under Future-President Trump

Categories: Afternoon Coffee Tags: General News Now that The Donald has officially left Senator Ted Cruz in his orange wake upon winning the Indiana primary, we thought we'd take stock of the reality that Mr. Trump looks to be the Republican nominee for president. (Read more...)

Self Sourcing, Services Procurement and More: Beeline Conference 2016 Dispatch

Categories: Conferences, Services and Indirect Spend, Services Procurement & Contingent Labor, Services Procurement & Contingent Labor Management, Technology Tags: Conferences & Events, Technology At the 2016 Beeline Conference, I’ve now spent a couple of hours in and around Beeline’s Tech Expo (demo floor) between last night and today. Show More Summary

Do More Than Follow the Money

Categories: Analytics, Procurement Strategy & Planning, Savings Tracking, Spend Analysis Tags: Guest Posts, Technology Spend Matters welcomes this guest post from Matthew Holzapfel, product marketer at Tamr. Procurement organizations...Show More Summary

Doug Leeby on the Future of Contingent Workforce Management: ‘You’re Not Going to Like This’ — Beeline Conference 2016 Dispatch

Categories: Conferences, Services and Indirect Spend, Services Procurement & Contingent Labor, Services Procurement & Contingent Labor Management, Technology Tags: Conferences & Events, Technology Beeline President Doug Leeby cracked...Show More Summary

Spend and the Art of Cost Reduction: Brand New Research

Categories: Spend Analysis, Spend Management Tags: Process & Best Practice, Research When it comes to cost savings, procurement organizations can make the mistake of looking too hard and focusing on the same approaches for finding purchased cost savings. Show More Summary

Beeline Conference 2016 Kicks Off: A VMS Grows Up

Categories: Conferences, Industry News, Managed Services, Services and Indirect Spend, Services Procurement & Contingent Labor, Services Procurement & Contingent Labor Management, Technology Tags: Conferences & Events, L1, Technology...Show More Summary

Is iPaaS the Path of Least Resistance?

Categories: Daniel Ball, Director, Wax Digital, a leading eProcurement solution provider for source-to-pay solutions, examines the benefits of procurement solution integration technology in the shape of Integration Platform as a Service. ...Show More Summary

IT Professionals Lack Confidence in Suppliers’ Ability to Protect Data

Categories: Procurement Systems & Architecture, Supplier Risk and Compliance Management, Suppliers, Technology Tags: L2, Technology Half of IT professionals are not confident their suppliers have effective security measures in placeShow More Summary

IACCM/State of Flux SRM Training Programme – A New Partnership, A New Approach

Categories: The importance of supplier relationship management (SRM) as a core element of the overall procurement process has long been a subject of debate in larger organisations: sustain investment to get long-term results (if you can afford it) or treat as a one-off outlay and hope it transforms into an ongoing skillset (if you bother at all). Show More Summary

Software at the Core of Digital Design: Design-Centered Procurement (Part 3)

Categories: Innovation, Procurement Strategy & Planning, Technology Tags: Plus In our last installment of this series on design-centered procurement, we discussed the importance of good design in products, the design of the supporting supply chain and the design of the supply management function. Show More Summary

Zero-Based Budgeting and the Role of Procurement

Categories: Finance, Guest Post, Procurement Strategy & Planning Tags: GEP, Guest Posts, Process & Best Practice Spend Matters welcomes this guest post from Sachin Yadav, of GEP. Peter Pyhrr proposed a new technique called zero-based budgeting (ZBB) in 1970 to help businesses manage their costs better. Show More Summary

Afternoon Coffee: Takata Raises Cost of Airbag Recall, US Economic Confidence Low in April

Categories: Afternoon Coffee Tags: General News Takata is now estimating the total cost of its airbag recall will be $189 million, more than the auto parts supplier had previously set aside. Takata said Monday it raised its provisions by about $156 million after reviewing recall costs. Show More Summary

IBM Presents Global Supply Chain Risk Lessons: Webinar Tomorrow!

Categories: Risk Performance and Compliance, Supply Chain Tags: Sourcing & Categories, Webinar Time still remains to join us tomorrow at 10 a.m. CDT for Are You Acting or Reacting? Lessons in Global Supply Chain Risk from IBM. Sponsored...Show More Summary

ICYMI: Oracle Acquires Textura

Categories: Contract Management, Industry News, M&A, Trade Financing Tags: L2, Technology Last week Oracle announced it would acquire Textura, a provider of cloud-based construction management software, for $633 million. In an article...Show More Summary

Leicester City Triumph Shows That Winning is Possible for Anyone

Categories: Congratulations to Leicester City, who in winning the English Premiership football title have pulled off the biggest sporting shock of our lifetimes. A team of rejects from bigger clubs and players who were seen previously...Show More Summary

MBO Partners Proposal to Address Part of the Worker Classification Conundrum

Categories: Industry News, Risk Performance and Compliance, Services and Indirect Spend, Services Procurement & Contingent Labor, Services Procurement & Contingent Labor Management Tags: General News, L1 MBO Partners released a policy proposal Tuesday for the institution of a new “worker certification” called Certified Self-Employed (CSE). Show More Summary

Sign Up Here – Is This the End of Marketing Procurement?

Categories: A final reminder for our free upcoming webinar on Thursday 5th May at 12.30pm BST with our friends at 4C Associates, the procurement consulting and managed services firm, with the provoking title - Is this the end of marketing...Show More Summary

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