Downloads: Procurement Research

Where Spend Analysis Meets the Supply Chain

Spend Matters Perspective - Free Research Download
Explore the case study of how FMC Technologies, a large oil & gas firm, was able to shift the paradigm of spend analysis to supplier performance management. Download to read their story and come away with action items you can apply to your own organization.

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NEW! P&G: A Case Study in 10 Easy Lessons

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This paper provides 10 lessons procurement organizations can learn from P&G’s efforts to create thoughtful value through their working capital programs.

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Indirect Category Sourcing Savings: Fact or Fiction? Delivering Credible Benefits from Sourcing and Category Management Programmes

In this paper, co-authored by Peter Smith (Spend Matters) and Ed Cross, Executive Director, Procurement Services at Xchanging (XPS), we look at why most organisations would benefit from more focus on the area of programme and delivery management, including rigorous benefits tracking and reporting. We also look at "the Vault" – a new tool developed by XPS which combines capability to support effective programme management and governance with rigourous savings tracking and verification.

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Webinar Slides: Quantifying Supplier Management Returns

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A look at working capital as one of the benefits of supplier management, and a case study example of how Boston University deployed a dynamic supplier information management system that pushed the responsibility for data quality back to the source-the suppliers. Presented by Jason Busch and Richard Stack.

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Webinar Slides: Exploring the Dirty Secrets of Dirty Supplier Data

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If you fix the dirty data problem, you can potentially identify and book savings much faster than through sourcing and spend analysis projects. Provides a look at the information necessary to win the fight against contaminated and outdated data.

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Driving Real Value from Multiple Supplier Framework Contracts

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Explains some of the conditions that enable frameworks to deliver a range of benefits to their users, including excellent value for money. Includes the positives and negatives of frameworks, and highlights better results can be obtained.

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Supplier Lifecycle Management

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A look at the concept of Supplier Lifecycle Management, which works from the premise that the supplier should be considered as central to procurement activities and processes.

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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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