I had a great chat this morning with an old friend, Pierre Mitchell. Prior to joining Hackett Group last year, Pierre ran procurement and sourcing research at AMR. In any event, Pierre and I missed our old debates together, so we decided to start a new discussion series on Spend Matters where we'll banter back and forth on Spend Management topics. Look for the first Jason / Pierre fireside chat on Spend Matters next week. I'm excited to welcome a new voice to the blog!