With no further ado, here's what we're looking for:
- Expert commodity viewpoints, pricing analysis/forecasts and updates; contributors can be individuals or companies/firms or even solo experts. We're looking especially for contributors who want to cover energy/oil, plastics/resins, food ingredients, packaging, MRO, travel, temporary labor
- Expert-level analysis in technology ideas around the periphery of procurement (e.g., supply chain issues that link to procurement; product design issues that link to procurement; talent management's intersection with contingent procurement; etc.)
- Anyone who wants to document their experience going through either a P2P implementation, services procurement VMS roll-out or supplier management/supplier development initiative (may be risk, supplier performance management, etc.)
Sound up your alley? Drop me a line with either your background and thoughts around a one-time submission or even potentially a regular column: smoore (at) spendmatters (dot) com. Some housekeeping, real quick ... if you're thinking of submitting a column (or joining us as a contributor on a more frequent basis), please keep posts to 500-800 words. Also, remember that Spend Matters is a resource for many, many companies and individuals. So keep the press releases and marketing lingo to a minimum and stick to the grit of the issues so that it's mutually useful for the entire community. Also, for those looking to contribute on a regular basis (at least twice/month), we're willing to make it worth your while by providing exposure for your organization if you're interested.
We're looking forward to reading your submissions and featuring them on the blog!
- Sheena Moore