From early childhood, I've luxuriated in spending summers at a seaside family vacation home in Southern New Jersey built by my great-grandfather in the 1940's. […]
Many long-time readers know that I come from an agency background. Before Spend Matters, I worked on national print campaigns for HP and T-Mobile. I […]
Next up on our list is the importance of Training: a topic that cuts two ways! While it’s highly unlikely anyone on the marketing team will need input from procurement around the creative side, they could likely benefit from a refresher on regular sourcing concepts such as core vs. non-core skill analysis, ABC or 80-20 analyses (even if marketing isn’t about inventory management, the segmentation approach still applies). Moreover, they could certainly benefit from learning how best to put modern procurement solutions to the best possible use (e.g., contract management, supplier management, analytics).
"Compared to a few years ago, legal sourcing is now an area where I see major companies investing." LEGAL SOURCING STEPS IN TO THE SPOTLIGHT […]
After my recent stories about the acrimonious relations between marketing and procurement (here on Spend Matters, here on PRO - Part 1, and PRO - […]
Please click here for the first installment in this series. After my undergraduate studies in Sweden, I went to work for a Japanese manufacturer in […]
Certain types of solutions are obviously best suited to specific organizational types. It’s our working hypothesis – which we’ve already spent many years validating through hands-on recommendations and selection processes – that certain organizations are likely a good fit for solutions from ERP providers. These organizations will typically place a greater emphasis, in the case of SAP, on solution suite integration (e.g., supplier management, contract management) over other areas like advanced bidding structure/formats, bid gathering, scenario analysis.
Today, we thought we'd feature a recent post on Healthcare Matters: Third-party logistics firms (3PLs) are essentially travel agents for freight. They generally do not […]
"Calls made to The Walt Disney Company and to Sears Holdings were not immediately returned." Sears, Disney, Wal-Mart used factory in fatal fire -- Clothing […]
Please click here for Part 1 and Part 2 of this series. Earlier in this series, we explored Accenture's Carlos Alvarenga op/ed from a recent […]
Please click here for Part 1 of this series. Continuing on with our thirteen procurement talent observations and tips as we head into 2013, we […]