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GSA Schedule 70: The Federal Government’s Amazon

Categories: Guest Post, Public Sector, Spend Management Tags: BravoSolution, Guest Posts, Process and Best Practice Spend Matters welcomes this guest article by Dan Warn, VP at BravoSolution. Last year Congress passed the Digital Accountability...Show More Summary

Spend Matters 50/50: E2open – A Provider to Watch in 2015

Categories: Featured, Solution Providers Tags: 2015 Almanac, 50 Providers to Watch 2015, General News E2open is one of our 50 Providers to Watch. 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: Gas Prices to Spike to 2015 High This Weekend, Walmart Releases New Food Supplier Guidelines

Categories: Accounts Payable Tags: General News This weekend is expected to be a very busy one for travel, and drivers hitting the road will likely see a slight increase in gasoline prices. And, Walmart released new policies for its food suppliers today, asking them to follow stricter animal welfare and antibiotic use guidelines. Show More Summary

PeoplePerHour Seems Like They Need a Few More People Themselves!

Categories: Commentary, Friday Rant, Metal Miner Tags: Incendiary Tidbits, L1 Recently, team MetalMiner (a sister publication to this one) decided to revamp its regular monthly sourcing and pricing forecast report on the basis of discussions with large metal buying organizations. Show More Summary

Supply Chain Risk Management Webinar: Learn How to Take Your Strategy to New Heights

Categories: Commentary, Learning / Research, Supplier Risk and Compliance Management Tags: Process & Best Practice Join us next Wednesday, May 27 at 1 p.m. CDT for a best practices webinar on supply chain risk management from AGCO, the world’s largest manufacturer of agricultural machinery. Show More Summary

Down the Procurement Pub from Porto!

Categories: So it had to be Porto, and my trip to the European e-public procurement conference this week. My wife had never been to Portugal, so we added on a 36 hour "holiday" to the trip, and rushed around the city seeing as much as we could. Show More Summary

Deloitte’s Take: Procurement Compensation in Talent Management

Categories: Analysis, Procurement Commentary, Procurement Research Tags: L2, Process and Best Practice As the old saying goes, you get what you pay for. The same can be said of recruiting the best procurement talent into an organization. Show More Summary

Contract lifecycle management 101: a brand-new free research download

Categories: How is it Friday already?? Lots of goodies to share with you all from the US this week, beginning with our brand-new research paper: Contract Lifecycle Management 101. You can't miss a paper that starts with "While contract...Show More Summary

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

Categories: Featured, Solution Providers Tags: 2015 Almanac, 50 Providers to Know 2015, General News Amazon Business 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

New Purchasing Technology: Using Tools That Delight Rather Than Distract

Categories: Guest Post, Technology Tags: Guest Posts, Technology, Vroozi Spend Matters welcomes this guest article by Vroozi. Before smartphones, many mobile phone models required you to push big, bulky buttons in order to dictate an action on your phone’s screen. Show More Summary

Afternoon Coffee: Egg Supply Shortage Expected, Senate Passes Asian Trade Bill

Categories: Afternoon Coffee Tags: General News Food companies are expecting a supply shortage of eggs, as the avian blu infects more and more hens. And, the US Senate passed trade legislation today, which would give President Barack Obama power to “fast track” trade negotiating authority in the Trans-Pacific region. (Read more...)

Direct Procurement Checklist: Partner Enablement and Executing Connectivity

Categories: Procurement Research, Services and Indirect Spend, Spend Management Tags: General News Partner enablement and managing indirect spend is a tried and true method for controlling costs. However, direct connectivity still has a ways to go before it gets on the same level as indirect procurement. Show More Summary

Spend Matters 50/50: EcoVadis – A Provider to Watch 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

I’ve Joined Twitter! Procurement Followers Stay Tuned for Some ‘Less Filtered’ Findings

Categories: Industry News, Procurement Commentary, Technology Tags: Incendiary Tidbits, L1 At Spend Matters, at least with our @spendmatters handle, we’ve admittedly done a rather superficial job at using Twitter. Yes, we tweet our stories and research. Show More Summary

Another Procurement Pub Debate – Is Procurement Doomed?

Categories: Tuesday June 23rd - put the date in your diary now! Following the success of our recent Pub Debate (see here and here), sponsored by Procserve, we're delighted to say we have another debate coming soon - Tuesday June 23rd to be precise, from 5.30 - 7pm. Show More Summary

Deloitte’s Take: Virtuous Churn in Procurement Should be Welcomed, Not Feared

Categories: Procurement Commentary, Procurement Research, Procurement Strategy & Planning Tags: L2, Process and Best Practice Our exploration of Deloitte’s paper Procurement Talent Management: Exceptional Outcomes Require Exceptional People continues today with exploring the concept of “virtuous churn” within procurement. Show More Summary

Invu Research on Purchase Order Processing in Small Firms – Not a Pretty Picture

Categories: We see a lot of surveys and research coming into our email, but most of it focuses on large firms. So a piece of work carried out by Redshift Research for Invu was a bit different, focusing as it does on a sample of 200 finance staff in small firms employing just 10-250 people. Show More Summary

Putting Pen to Poisoned Paper: Contractual Risk Assessment And its Role in Corporate Risk Management

Categories: Contract Management, Risk Performance and Compliance, Supply Risk Management Tags: Plus Over the past decade, supplier management solutions have evolved dramatically. Many started by serving as basic tools to meet data gathering...Show More Summary

Jules Goddard and Jason Busch with their Procurious Big Ideas Videos

Categories: Today we’re looking at a couple of the videos produced by Procurious following their recent Big Ideas Summit - many of the delegates (including me) recorded our own brief “Big Idea.” Jules Goddard of London Business School...Show More Summary

Thoughts on the Kail Netflix Case: Should Procurement Look at the CIO as a Thief?

Categories: Breaking News, Finance, Industry News, Procurement Commentary Tags: Process and Best Practice You can now add “Former Chief Information Officer of Yahoo Inc.” to the list of titles for Mark Kail. It is a list that already has “Alleged Procurement Fraudster” on it. Less than a year after coming on board, Kail has left Yahoo, Inc. Show More Summary

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