Spend Matters welcomes a guest post from Duncan Jones, Vice President and Principal Analyst at Forrester Research, serving Sourcing & Vendor Management professionals. In a […]
Afternoon Coffee: Quinoa Price Rising, Mississippi River Barges, Starbucks Reusable Cup, Boeing Woes
Feast or famine... Can vegans stomach the unpalatable truth about quinoa? -- But there is an unpalatable truth to face for those of us with […]
CatMan’s main impact was in the indirect spending area. Procurement in a manufacturing environment was run on what we might call a category management basis for many years, even if we didn’t call it that, probably since the beginnings of the function. I was the “Raw Materials (EU controlled materials)” buyer for Mars in my first functional role, then Head of Packaging Buying. We would now see those as first a fairly junior then a more senior CatMan role, but that was well before the days of consultants such as Kearney and McKinsey popularising the approach and the associated terminology.
Earlier this week, Walmart announced an initiative to source $50 billion in additional goods domestically by 2023. Announced alongside a program to hire 100,000 Veterans, […]
This post is based on the following Spend Matters Compass paper: Beyond One-Off Initiatives and a Virtual Vendor Master – Advanced Use Cases for Supplier […]
The original iteration of this article can be found on Spend Matters PRO: Fieldglass: Procurement Collaboration Dabbles in Social Capabilities Not yet a member of […]