Downing Store-Brand Eggnog ... Spend Matters Holiday Plans -- In addition to trying to enjoy a few days off in the coming weeks, I'm also planning to make sure that the content stays fresh and exciting on Spend Matters.
From Santa or the Grinch? SAP SRM 7.0 Enters Ramp Up (Part 1) -- By my calculations, it's getting to be that time of year. Consumers are blindly spending their hard-earned dollars (or not, as the case may be) on gifts. The weather outside (and IT's attitude) is frightful. Santa is getting ready for his epic journey. And Hanukkah Harry and Kwanza Quigley are sitting back and marveling at the consumerism of it all (and planning how to make their own buck in the process).
Don't Let the Supply Risk Grinch Steal Christmas -- When Jason asked me to contribute a few thoughts on supply risk around the holidays, my immediate thought was to borrow a favorite tale from the season. For any company tapping the promise of low-cost country sourcing strategies, the element of risk is much like the Grinch on the mountaintop, threatening to spoil the best-laid plans of every (un-suspecting) Who down in Who-ville.