Spend Matters UK Round-Up

Spend Matters UK / Europe first newsletter is published -- You may, to your surprise and quite possibly horror, have received yesterday the first edition of our new monthly Spend Matters newsletter. Not signed up and want to be? Follow the instructions in the post!

Using technology to help drive procurement improvement – the National College for Schools and Proactis case study -- Jason and I have had some contact with Proactis (previous post here), who are a UK based provider of eProcurement and sourcing solutions. They put us in touch with one of their clients, the National College for Leadership of Schools and Children's Services.

UK Budget – first thoughts on procurement issues -- In some ways, it would be great to be the Chancellor, George Osborne. Powerful, clever, affluent, not bad looking.... on the other hand, he faces a tough task given the lousy hand of cards he was given by the previous Government and global issues; debt, deficits, global inflation. So it was always going to be a difficult budget today without the scope for big give-aways.

Japan disaster- some worthwhile reading for procurement / business -- I can't add anything much more personally to the millions of words that have been written about the situation in Japan other than sending our good wishes to everyone affected. And of course saying to procurement people – Supply Chain Risk – if it's not high on your priority list, make it so.

Question of the week!! -- what d'ya think of the new Supply Management mag?

- Sheena Moore

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