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Supply Risk Management 2015: Lessons from Leaders

When it comes to supply risk, you may have heard the term "think globally and implement locally" as a way to align risk and reward. You also know that it's critical to create the right set of metrics and benchmarks in this area, but in our experience, we haven't spoken to many people who have a good idea of where to even start. In this paper, Chief Research Officer Pierre Mitchell will walk you through some good starting points based on lessons learned from industry leaders.

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Ask the Expert: 2015 Procurement Predictions – Part 1

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This is the first in an Ask the Expert series featuring our 2015 Procurement Predictions, produced by the entire Spend Matters analyst team. Featuring Jason Busch and Pierre Mitchell, this kick-off event discusses sustainability, innovation, using "fear" as a tool, mass configurability, and the transition from B2B to B2C.

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Sustainability in Procurement: Prevent the Next Bangladesh Factory Fire From Happening Again

In our experience advising and doing research in the realm of risk management, many Spend Matters readers instinctively write longer and longer contracts with more and more regulations to follow. But these don’t necessarily prevent tragedies (even though they keep contract managers and attorneys in business). But how realistic is that? You will become cripplingly difficult to work with – and suppliers would pass along increased costs. This paper walks you through the Spend Matters risk management starting point.

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Ask the Expert: Intellectual Property, Patents & Proprietary Procurement Solutions

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Thomas Kase, VP Research, talks about Ariba’s cache of patents, what they cover, and who might be in violation. He looks at the most recent of Ariba’s 74 patents, in particular those awarded over the past three years – and those published in the same time period but still awaiting decision by the US Patent Office. This session covers ground for both practitioners and providers.

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Ask the Expert: From Russia With Risk — Sanctions, Embargoes, and Your Supply Chain

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Supply Risk is coming to you! We couldn’t convince Putin to join us on this Ask the Expert session, but we did secure Gert van der Heijden of Spend Matters Netherlands. He covers how Russian sanctions might impact your supply chain, risk management tactics for this specific situation, different scenarios to consider, and solutions to support your contingency strategy.

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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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Manufacturing and Direct Materials Sourcing: A Planning Guide for the Next Decade

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Explores five key tactics and strategies in detail as well as broader trends in the global manufacturing and policy climate impacting sourcing and related supplier management and supply chain decisions.

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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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Webinar Slides: Managing Supplier Risk in a Post-Recession Recession

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These slides are from the October 7th webinar, featuring a dynamic and interactive discussion take a collaborative approach in managing your supplier relationships - with three leading supply management experts.

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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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