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Filed Under:Business & Finance
Posts on Regator:7283
Posts / Week:23.1
Archived Since:August 14, 2008

Blog Post Archive

A Better Month for the Spend Matters Stock Portfolio (Even Blur Group Moves Up!)

Categories: Industry News, Procurement Financials, Solution Providers Tags: Plus We move into the start of a new academic year in many parts of the world, children try on their new school uniforms, and summer inexorably turns into autumn. Show More Summary

Trade Financing Matters Examines the Nipendo Early Pay Model

Categories: Solution Providers, Spend Management Tags: Incendiary Tidbits Download this new white paper from David Gustin of Trade Financing Matters as he outlines dynamic discounting solutions present in Nipendo’s early pay model. Nipendo’s...Show More Summary

Strategic Sourcing and Driving Spending with Small Businesses Don’t Have to be in Conflict

Categories: Commentary, Strategic Sourcing, Supplier Management Tags: L2, Sourcing and Categories Regardless of whether it’s public or private sector, I would argue that the basics of strategic sourcing (i.e., aggregate and consolidate...Show More Summary

Marking Labor Day with a Summary of Labor-Related News from 2014

Categories: Commentary Tags: General News, L1 In the 120 years that Labor Day has been a federal holiday, it has morphed from a day celebrating the blue-collar working class to a handy if inaccurate marker of the end of summer. As for...Show More Summary

Walmart Improves Supply Chain for Chinese Online Store, Google Delivers Goods Via Drones

Categories: Afternoon Coffee Tags: General News Walmart is attempting to attract more Chinese online shoppers to its partially-owned venture Yihaodian. Along with making efforts to ramp up the supply chain for the online store, Walmart has added additional products to its offerings and made the website more mobile friendly. Show More Summary

Sourcing in Latin America (with Mexico Focus): A Primer for U.S. and Canada Procurement Organizations

Categories: Procurement Strategy & Planning, Sourcing, Technology Tags: Español, PRO Earlier today, Jason Busch, Spend Matters’ founder and managing director, and Xavier Olivera, director of Spend Matters Mexico and Latin America, conducted...Show More Summary

Comments from Readers: Air Canada’s Friends and Foes

Categories: Commentary Tags: Incendiary Tidbits, L1 A week ago, Spend Matters' Jason Busch wrote a rant about Air Canada Rouge after traveling on the airline’s discount service on his way back from Italy. He later shared some pictures...Show More Summary

Prediction: USA 2020 – Will We Have Any Major Corporations Left?

Categories: Commentary, Friday Rant, Innovation, Outsourcing Tags: Incendiary Tidbits Maybe it’s not so much a question of “will we,” but should we have any major corporations left in the United States come the start of the next decade? I’m speaking of corporations headquartered in the country, that is. (Read more...) Leave A Commentposted in Commentary by Thomas Kase

Purchases: Don’t Take Supplier Ethics Too Seriously, Let Them Buy You a Cup of Coffee

Categories: Commentary, Friday Rant, Supplier Collaboration Tags: Incendiary Tidbits, L2 In my years of researching and assessing sourcing sophistication and approaches inside procurement organizations from around the globe, I’ve noticed...Show More Summary

Samsung In the News: Child Labor Claims and Patent Disputes

Categories: Afternoon Coffee Tags: General News Samsung is once again facing scrutiny for working with a supplier in China that may be using child labor. But Samsung received some positive news this week: A U.S. judge has rejected Apple’s request for an injunction against the smartphone maker regarding patents. Show More Summary

Fourth and Final Webinar: Register Today for Creating Leverage From Lethargic Systems

Categories: eProcurement / Procurement Tags: Process and Best Practice Join Pierre Mitchell (chief research officer, Spend Matters) and Regine Böhm-Gams (director of P2P product management, Capgemini BPO) for Creating Leverage From Lethargic...Show More Summary

Compras y el desarrollo de la economía

Categories: Industry News, Public Sector, Supplier Management Tags: Español, General News En estos días se dio a conocer la firman convenio de colaboración Inadem y Ternium mediante el cual Ternium fortalecerá sus cadenas de valor a través del desarrollo de sus proveedores. Show More Summary

What is a Keelvar – and Why Would You Need One?

Categories: Analysis, Supplier Management Tags: PRO Define Keelvar. Nope, it is not an Australian animal. Nor a tool used in advanced woodworking. Rather, it is a European company (headquartered in Ireland with an office in London) with...Show More Summary

Never Forget: In Procurement What Gets Measured Gets Done!

Categories: Analytics, Guest Post, Procurement Tags: Process and Best Practice, Zycus Back in the late 1980s, a big debate broke out among procurement leaders as to how to best measure procurement’s functional performance. Procurement...Show More Summary

iPhone 6 Release Date Reported, Spiders Spark Recall for Suzuki Cars

Categories: Afternoon Coffee Tags: General News After reports surfaced of a production issue possibly causing a delay in the release of the new iPhone 6, a leaked document stated the device will be unveiled Tuesday, Sept. 9. And, Suzuki is pulling more than 19,000 from the market due to spiders. Show More Summary

Contract Management 101: Increase Your Knowledge of CLM Best Practices

Categories: Contract Management Tags: Process & Best Practice With the weather cooling, leaves preparing to turn and children shuffling back to school, Spend Matters’ class is back in session with the upcoming webinar, We Don’t Need No Education (But We Do Need Contract Management). Show More Summary

Beeline, OnForce and the Future of Services Procurement and the Extended Workforce

Categories: M&A, Services Procurement & Contingent Labor Management, Solution Providers Tags: PRO, Technology Earlier this month, Beeline announced it had acquired OnForce, one of the original providers to offer a targeted, web-based platform to help companies manage freelance labor, especially – at least in OnForce’s case – regarding IT. Show More Summary

Spend Matters en Español: The State of Procurement in Mexico and Latin America

Categories: Ask the Expert Tags: Espagnol, Plus, Webinars You may have noticed some Spanish posts on Spend Matters lately, and this week's Ask the Expert webinar on Friday, 8/29/14 from 10-10:30am Central will feature Jason Busch and our new contributor Xavier Oliver. Show More Summary

Accenture Spend Trends Report: Category Intelligence For Marketing and Spanish Speakers

Categories: Analysis, Category Intelligence (Indirect), eProcurement / Procurement, Learning / Research Tags: L2, Sourcing and Categories For far too many companies, marketing is a category that is actively managed by key suppliers (e.g., agencies of record) rather than the organization itself. Show More Summary

Do Marketing Services Buyers Have the Best Jobs?

Categories: Procurement, Procurement Commentary, Services Procurement & Contingent Labor Tags: L1, Sourcing and Categories If I had to choose a spend category to be responsible for, what might that be? Well, I recently met someone who has what might just be my dream procurement job. Show More Summary

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