Daily Archives: December 24, 2012

Ariba, SAP, and Supplier Diversity (Part 3)

Please click here for Part 1 and Part 2 of this series. Frankly, in looking at today's topic areas for discussion, Ariba does better than on the first one we considered: cost. Now let's talk reach and value. For reach, Ariba has one of the largest supplier networks (depending on how you count volume across different types of networks and connectivity models, other providers including GXS, Sterling, and Basware can claim to be a similar size or larger), especially in the ability to find new business versus simply push documentation tied to a transaction back and forth. Especially in North […]

The 12 Days of Christmas: Spend Matters UK Style

The 11th Day of Christmas – Potential Supply Chain Impact of Scottish Independence The Tenth Day of Christmas – Approving High-Value Consulting Assignments The Ninth Day of Christmas – Procurement in a High-Security Environment The Eighth Day of Christmas – Paying a "Fair" Price for Raw Materials? The Seventh Day of Christmas – Review of Vertical Integration Options in the Goose Egg Supply Chain The Sixth Day of Christmas – using VMS platforms to manage the contingent workforce The fifth day of Christmas – sourcing /hedging strategies for precious metals The Fourth Day of Christmas – reputational risk from inappropriate […]

Spend Matters: A Purchasing and Procurement Holiday

We'll be keeping up with our sourcing and procurement coverage on our main sites throughout much of this week and the following. Even though we'll have a somewhat reduced schedule relative to our regular content onslaught, do check back for daily updates, analysis and news. Behind the scenes over the next few weeks, Spend Matters will undergo the biggest transformation it has seen in over eight years since we started to publish. We have some big news to report in the New Year as well. Here's a quick synopsis of what's to come: During the second week of January, we'll […]