This is the first of a series around the topic of “outsourcing”. I’m coming from a procurement and procurement professional’s perspective of course, but I […]
Spend Matters welcomes a guest post from Joshua Nelson, Director in the Strategy and Operations Practice at the Hackett Group. During the past two decades, […]
SAP acquires SmartOps, which “will allow it to develop real-time supply chain applications” using HANA. Canada says there aren’t enough ladies in the supply chain […]
This post is based on content contained in the Spend Matters Compass series paper: Avoiding “Dumb Ways to Die”: eProcurement and P2P Style Adoption Scenarios […]
For instance, if the organisation has never actually carried out a service internally, can we talk about outsourcing? Early in my career, I ran the contracting exercise and then the delivery phase as my company “outsourced” the manufacture of chocolate Easter Eggs. We talked about outsourcing the production – but in fact, we had never made those products in our own factory. So arguably, we were buying contract manufacturing services; yet it felt like outsourcing and we talked about it in that manner.
This post is based on excerpts from the MetalMiner (part of the Spend Matters Network) paper: The Definitive Guide to Conflict Minerals Compliance for Manufacturers: […]
In an earlier installment in this series, we referenced the P2P passion and technical prowess of Wallmedien’s leadership. This enthusiasm comes through loud and clear […]
Part 1 I recently had the chance to catch up with Ryder Daniels, founder and CEO of Capsaicin, a specialized analytics provider that develops targeted solutions […]
Spend Matters welcomes another guest post from Jon Winsett of NPI, a spend management consultancy, focused on delivering savings in the areas of IT, telecom […]
A public service announcement Based on information from former brewery employees, a group of beer drinkers in the U.S. has filed a lawsuit against Anheuser-Busch […]
Over on Spend Matters PRO, Pierre Mitchell and I have spent quite a bit of time writing about what might seem like the dreary subject […]
Spend Matters PRO will soon publish our technology coverage taxonomy for the procurement landscape, something we’ve been hard at work creating (and debating) internally the past few weeks. In the broader area of analytics and spend/supplier information management, on a generalized basis (obviously layered with category specific nuances for marketing and other categories), we see combined capabilities coming together to help companies solve big data challenges.