Spend Matters welcomes a guest post from Shannon Lowe and Mark Schaffner of Verian. In Part 1 of this series, we identified the major sources […]
If I want to show how my operations in Malawi or Indonesia are really benefitting the local economy, I’m going to need robust, credible data. I need to show who I’m buying from, have information about those organisations, and increasingly, we’d suggest, be able to go a tier or two down the supply chain to strengthen the argument. That last point is critical for some buyers who find that certain first-tier goods or services inevitably need to be purchased from other large corporations. So the onus will be on both buyer and that first-tier supplier to show that the money is flowing down ultimately into more local pockets.
Slow, slow shipping... Maersk Container Vessels Sailing Slower Than 1870s Clipper Ships -- There are many commodities and firms that are used as bellwethers of […]
My colleague Peter Smith of Spend Matters UK/Europe has the news that CPO Agenda is shutting down. While CIPS has tried to spin the death […]
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All too often, we believe companies don't put enough emphasis overall on supplier management aside from pet initiatives (e.g., supplier diversity) and fire drills (e.g., […]