From Cuba With Love – Procurement Lessons From our Correspondent’s Visit

- December 19, 2014 2:38 AM | Categories: Analysis, Commentary, Procurement Commentary

Apropos the recent announcements regarding Cuba, I thought I would share some pictures and my thoughts of the country from my stay in Havana in 2010. Inspired by my colleague Pierre Mitchell, I've injected some of his humorous procurement analogies along the way. Make no mistake, though, this is a brutal place to be, especially if you are Cuban, but making fun of dictators (at a safe distance) is good sport, so here we go.

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What Re-establishing Diplomatic Relationships With Cuba Means For the Supply Chain [Plus+]

- December 19, 2014 2:29 PM | Categories: Analysis, Industry News, Supply Chain

We are still far from making any comparison with the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989, however, this is big news for Cubans in particular and it can be a good economic opportunity for the US, too - and not just cigar aficionados. Let's set aside concerns over the oppressive leadership in Cuba and just look at the good news. While there is still a lot to figure out, this is one step toward Cuba's globalization, but not necessarily toward democratization. At Spend Matters, we try to go beyond the political implications and also analyze the potential implications for, or opportunities to, American and Cuban businesses and their supply chains.

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J.P. Morgan Loses Its CPO

- December 18, 2014 6:29 AM
 
 

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