Mobile Procurement and the Expanding Small Business

- October 31, 2014 2:25 PM | Categories: Guest Post

When we last saw Andy, the Small Business Owner, he had left behind his once-promising career as an accountant to immerse himself in his true passion as a baker. Andy understood that embracing something that he truly enjoyed doing wouldn’t necessarily make his career transition an easy one, but he was smart enough and passionate enough to develop his concept into a sustainable business.

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Apple’s Tim Cook – A Courageous Step

- October 31, 2014 1:25 PM | Categories: Commentary

Yesterday, Tim Cook officially shared what many in the Bay Area tech scene knew already – that he was gay. The announcement should be meaningless for the supply chain and procurement profession, but it is not. Simply put, while throughout our careers we have seen passionate pleas beyond government mandates to drive supplier diversity programs as well as significant recruitment programs internally that emphasize racial inclusion and diversity, it is our view that the operational side of businesses – procurement, supply chain, accounts payable, etc. – generally remain far less accepting, at least publicly, of an openly gay and lesbian workforce in comparison to other areas of the business.

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Spend Matters Celebrates 10 Years!

- October 31, 2014 10:21 AM

Business Intelligence to Transform Procurement