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Best of Spend Matters Network – Week of Jan. 12 [Plus +]

- January 16, 2015 10:17 AM

Happy Friday! Today, we give you our top articles published this week throughout the Spend Matters Network. Check out our most noteworthy posts from Spend Matters' US and UK sites, as well as those from MetalMiner and Trade Financing Matters. Enjoy!

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Supply Risk Management 2015 (Part 3): Seizing Leadership and Learning From Example [PRO]

- January 12, 2015 2:23 AM

As we conclude our examination of collected leadership, tactic and management lessons from top supply risk management programs, we explore the role of technology (and why there is no such thing as a “supply risk management software market”), extending enterprise risk management into the supply chain, why no silver risk bullets exist and how to frame the problem for maximum effect. This 3-part Spend Matters PRO brief, co-authored by Spend Matters Chief Research Officer Pierre Mitchell and Spend Matters Vice President of Research Thomas Kase provides an outlook on how best to manage supply risk programs. Thomas and Pierre, combined with Jason Busch, Spend Matters founder and managing director, have tackled supply chain risk for over a decade in their research. The 3 collectively bring 50 years of experience to exploring the intersections of procurement, risk management, supplier management and the supply chain.

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Best Of Spend Matters Network – Week of Jan. 5 [Plus +]

- January 9, 2015 10:16 AM

Happy Friday! And, welcome back to the Spend Matters Network "best of" roundup - the first of the new year! Here, we give you our most noteworthy and popular posts published on our website this week.

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Supply Risk Management 2015 (Part 2): Best Practices [PRO]

- January 8, 2015 2:59 AM

As our examination of supply risk management best practices for 2015 continues, we turn our attention to measuring supply risk scoring in business terms, incorporating variation and volatility into risk models (beyond just structural complexity), showing risk graphically and fully considering supply risk management as an embedded process. This 3-part Spend Matters PRO brief, authored by Chief Research Officer Pierre Mitchell, provides an outlook on how best to manage supply risk programs in 2015. The lessons he presents are based on his experience working with and learning from best practice procurement and supply chain organizations – and academics in the field.

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Supply Risk Management 2015: Lessons from Leaders [PRO]

- January 7, 2015 2:25 AM

Supply risk is not a new topic, nor will it be going away anytime soon. But, it's no time to be complacent. In this 3-part Spend Matters PRO research brief, Spend Matters Chief Research Officer Pierre Mitchell provides his outlook on how best to manage supply risk programs in 2015, based on lessons from leaders. We begin today with how to think globally and implement locally, aligning risk and reward and how to create and track the right set of metrics and benchmarks.

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What Re-establishing Diplomatic Relationships With Cuba Means For the Supply Chain [Plus +]

- December 19, 2014 2:29 PM

We are still far from making any comparison with the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989, however, this is big news for Cubans in particular and it can be a good economic opportunity for the US, too - and not just cigar aficionados. Let's set aside concerns over the oppressive leadership in Cuba and just look at the good news. While there is still a lot to figure out, this is one step toward Cuba's globalization, but not necessarily toward democratization. At Spend Matters, we try to go beyond the political implications and also analyze the potential implications for, or opportunities to, American and Cuban businesses and their supply chains.

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Best of Spend Matters Network – Week of Dec. 15 [Plus +]

- December 19, 2014 6:13 AM

Happy Friday, and welcome back to the Spend Matters Network's Best of Roundup - giving you the most noteworthy articles we published this week!

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Best of Spend Matters Network – Week of Dec. 8 [Plus +]

- December 12, 2014 10:26 AM

Welcome back to our best of roundup – bringing you the best articles of the week published on the Spend Matters Network. Enjoy!

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Best of Spend Matters Network – Week of Dec. 1 [Plus +]

- December 5, 2014 10:19 AM

Happy Friday, and welcome to another installment of our best of roundup – where we provide you with the most popular and noteworthy articles published around the Spend Matters Network this week. Enjoy!

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Best of Spend Matters Network – Week of Oct. 20 [Plus +]

- October 24, 2014 6:10 AM

Check out the most popular and noteworthy articles the Spend Matters Network published this week!

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Get the Most Out of Invoice Discounting Programs, Supplier Uptake and Savings [PRO]

- October 16, 2014 2:39 AM

Last week we considered a number of the findings from Taulia’s recent survey of 3,800 suppliers using its network. The findings we previewed contain a number of key (highly positive, in our analysis) data points to suggest that the potential for adoption of invoice discounting programs within a diverse supply base is material indeed. Today we continue our analysis of the supplier survey data that Taulia shared at its event and conclude with key takeaways for practitioners, providers and lenders to maximize invoice discounting enthusiasm, uptake and savings.

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Best Of Spend Matters Network – Week of Oct. 6 [Plus +]

- October 10, 2014 10:25 AM

file9411346624378-1 Happy Friday! And welcome to this week's Best Of Roundup – giving you the most popular and noteworthy articles published on the Spend Matters Network throughout the week. Enjoy!

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