New Research: CPOs, Procurement Executives Expound on the Financial Supply Chain

- October 21, 2014 8:44 AM | Categories: Learning / Research

Chief procurement officers and industry executives have made their voices heard. More than 300 responses were culled for a new survey organized by Spend Matters and ISM, and the result is some enlightening new free research: Reducing Costs By Optimizing the Financial Supply Chain by Pierre Mitchell (chief research officer for Spend Matters) and Paul Lee (director of research for ISM). Download this free piece of research for a limited time, here.

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Finding Procurement Talent – Putting Internal Recruiting in Full Swing

- October 21, 2014 6:28 AM | Categories: Procurement, Procurement Commentary

When it comes to searching for procurement talent, it’s not simply a question of looking for new “internal” recruits. There’s more to it than that. Yet by building the base of the talent pyramid organically and thinking through all the issues tied to compensation and strategic perception of the role, fresh eyes and fresh viewpoints can be brought in. This brings new sources of innovation, including helping to keep the procurement and SCM profession relevant and in tune with changing demographics and cultures – and of course making procurement a destination rather than a sentence or banishment.

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Cotton Prices Fall 34% Since May

- October 20, 2014 2:24 PM

Business Intelligence to Transform Procurement