Technology Implementation – Lessons From the Highway

Spend Matters welcomes this guest post by Santosh Reddy, of GEP.

Being a consultant, I travel quite frequently and, weather permitting, prefer to drive to my client’s location over taking a flight. I’ve clocked well over 15,000 miles in the last 12 months. But as much as I like driving, it does get boring, and I make up for it by observing driver behavior and drawing analogies. This article is a collection of a few such lessons I learned drawing these analogies.

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Afternoon Coffee: U.S. GDP Grows in Q3, FTC Approves Fedex/TNT Merger

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U.S. gross domestic product rose 2.1% in the third quarter, the Department of Commerce reported today. This is higher than the previously estimated 1.5% GDP growth. And, the Federal Trade Commission has approved the merger of Fedex Corp and TNT Express. Fedex announced in April it wanted to buy the Netherlands-based delivery company for $4.8 billion. Afternoon Coffee brings you the latest in procurement and supply chain news.

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