As a level set on strategic sourcing enablement, tools-wise, most solutions approach the sourcing challenge the same way today as the best solutions did 10 years ago. On the one hand, the level of maturity is good (few, if any, truly bad solutions have survived in the marketplace – thankfully). But on the other hand, we can look at this and make the observation that the technology market for strategic sourcing has stagnated. There is hope, and we believe that change is starting to happen (and not just in the Omega Quadrant!) In certain circles, it’s actually changing how companies think about the sourcing process overall. In other words, technology is serving as a foundation for new thinking and processes rather than purely as an enablement, data gathering, or process automation tool.
Spend Matters welcomes a guest post from Mark Kozlowski, at Mintec Ltd. The prices of PVC from the US and China usually track each other […]
Merger. The Daily Startup: GT Nexus, TradeCard Link Up in Global Supply-Chain Merger -- Oakland, Calif.-based GT Nexus and New York-based TradeCard have agreed to […]
Continuing our analysis of State of Flux's annual SRM report, we come to why organizations are failing to invest in supplier relationship management activities. Curiously, […]
Every year, State of Flux's Supplier Relationship Management (SRM) report presents one of the more comprehensive non-sourcing focused takes and surveys on the procurement market. […]
We're excited to announce our latest Compass research series paper: Evaluating the Capabilities of ERP Providers Compared to Independent Vendors: Know Your Size? Before Trying […]