- March 8, 2014 2:23 AM
Answer: yes. But there is way more to the story. I don't want to go all Sam Kinison or Lewis Black here, but I’m sick and tired of T&E as the little black sheep in spend management. It’s not just one sheep, it’s a whole flock of them, and they need to be separated, sheared, with what we get woven into something more coherent. Let me explain…
- March 7, 2014 4:55 PM
The situation in Ukraine and Crimea looks bleak, to put it lightly. We’ve been watching the discussions and negotiations unfold among the numerous parties involved, which include not only the interim Ukrainian government, the recently declared independent government in Crimea, and Russia, but also the EU, NATO, and the US. And we think the continued instability and potential military conflict is enough to upset the procurement, commodity management and supply risk applecart with implications for pricing, availability, lead times across a broad range of commodities, parts, components and finished products—with the impact going far beyond Eastern Europe.