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Procurement Consultants: Sourcing, Implementation, and How to Get the “A” Team

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Over the years, we've come to realize what a significant disconnect there is between those on the inside of the consulting world and those who buy services, especially in the operations and procurement areas. If you're looking to hire Mr. T in this regard, we unfortunately can't help you. But we can tell you how to get the most out of a consulting team.

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VMS and Services Procurement M&A: Customer Tips and Tactics

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Spend Matters believes that there’s a 90% chance that one of the top vendor management system (VMS) players in the market (Fieldglass, IQNavigator, or Beeline) will be acquired within the next year. It's important for customers and competitors to know how to properly prepare for acquisition activity in the services procurement sector. This paper offers actionable tips and strategies to help procurement professionals get smart, with generic software and VMS-specific tips.

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School Catering: Value for schools

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This paper looks at how optimisation tools are changing the way in which organisations can achieve increased value and performance from large-scale and complicated sourcing challenges.

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Balancing Internal and External Service Provision – Key Decisions for Procurement Professionals

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In this Spend Matters research paper, we look at two separate but related topics, the firsts a key role for procurement leaders today, and the second we explain what makes Supplier Information Management a suitable candidate for external provision.

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In Your Backyard and Mine: The Global Labor Challenge

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We explore the new era of global sourcing – of talent, specific deliverables, and even business outcomes – along wiht challenges and responsibilities that come along with it. Also looks the importance of cultural norms and localized standards for buying professional services and laborand the worldwide consequences when regional behaviors do not align with global standards and expectations.

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Intersection of Analytics and Supply Chain Risk Management

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Simply having access to supply risk information does little to avoid supply chain catastrophes. This research shows you how you can leverage supplier intelligence and analytics to drive early intervention in potentially high-risk situations. Includes vendor coverage.

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The Managed Services Connection — The Evolving Role of MSPs in Services Procurement

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Learn about the procurement / HR MSP connection and other areas factoring into MSP selection including: pricing models and approaches, contingent labor vs. SOW MSP differences, VMS (vendor management system) implications and a shortlist of tier one and tier two MSP providers to consider.

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Analyzing the Rise of Procurement Staff Augmentation Services: 2011 Update

Spend Matters Perspective – Free Research Download Analyzing the Rise of Procurement Staff Augmentation Services: 2011 Update Jason Busch, Executive Editor, Spend Matters At Spend Matters, we track many aspects of the procurement and operations world. And in most of the areas we analyze, it’s possible to see an evolutionary approach to the market adoption of new types of products and services. But procurement staff augmentation services are different. In what feels like a compressed period of time, procurement staff augmentation has exploded into an entirely new market niche that was barely on the radar screen before its ascent. And since […]

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