Spend Matters Gets Serious With Services Procurement, Brings New Expert Analyst Onboard Kaitlyn McAvoy - June 23, 2015 8:48 AM | Categories: Analysis, Industry News, Services Procurement & Contingent Labor | Tags: General News, L1 You may have heard his name before, and you certainly have seen his byline pop up a number of times in the last couple of months, but now Andrew Karpie is officially a Spend Matters analyst. Andrew recently joined the Spend Matters team full time, which means you are about to see his name on our site a lot more often. Andrew is our Spend Matters expert in the services procurement and contingent workforce field. He brings more than 30 years of experience in business analysis and research surrounding technology application, specifically solutions related to the services supply chain. Andrew has explored and written extensively about how information technology is changing the supply chain and staffing industries. He brings all of this knowledge and experience to the Spend Matters analyst team. As Jason Busch, Spend Matters founder and managing director, wrote back in April, with Andrew onboard, Spend Matters will be able to “give the broader services procurement area the coverage it deserves.” As Andrew points out, the way workforces are arranged and managed is changing significantly at the present time. That change is also occurring at an accelerated rate due to technology and a number of other factors. It’s increasingly important for professionals in the services procurement and contingent workforce management arenas to be aware of these changes. And Andrew will be your go-to guide for this rapidly evolving environment. “I am looking forward to adding my perspectives, knowledge and capabilities to the Spend Matters team to ensure that our subscribers are ‘in the know’ and (wherever we can make it happen) are ahead of the game,” Andrew said. You can expect to read in-depth PRO research briefs as well as high-level free articles from Andrew on the future on technologies and sourcing/procurement models in the services procurement and contingent workforce area (including work intermediation platforms (WIPs), freelancer management systems (FMS), et al). Andrew already has provided us with extensive conference coverage and more. Please join us in welcoming our newest member to the team! Leave a comment! You can also find some of Andrew's latest coverage below. Related ArticlesCXC Corporate Services Underscores Growing Need to Field and Manage Global Contract TalentBeeline Conference Wrap: Hacking the Contingent Workforce Supply ChainBeeline Client Conference Day 1: Becoming a Platform for Enterprises’ Entire Extended WorkforcesNot Just Along for the Ride: On the Ground and Covering the Action, as the Beeline Client Conference Gains Momentum TodayA Hot Month of May for All Things FMS – Topped-off by VMS Provider Beeline’s ‘Self-Sourcing’ Plug-In AnnouncementWork Intermediation Platforms – Transformation Engines of the Modern Labor Procurement Supply Chain (Part 2 – What Did We Catch?)Field Nation Acquires Field Solutions: Background, Analysis and CommentaryIQNavigator and iTeam Partnership Bringing Service-as-a-Product to a Business Near YouHow I Became a Temporary ‘Staffing Supply Chain Anthropologist’ at VMSA Live 2015Elance-oDesk Becomes UpWork – Unveils New Online Freelance Talent Platform Discuss this: Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.