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Best of Spend Matters Network – Week of March 16 [Plus +]

- March 20, 2015 2:44 AM

Best Happy Friday, and welcome to another edition of the Best of Roundup, giving you the most noteworthy articles published around the Spend Matters Network this week. Learn about supply chain risk in Mexico on Spend Matters and how SaaS can impact your procurement projects on our Spend Matters UK site. Public Spend Matters Europe, too, offers tips on how public organizations can procure cloud services. MetalMiner provides expert insight from Metal Procurement Specialist Raul de Frutos on just how low oil and metal prices may slide. Also check out Trade Financing Matters to learn how the Indian government is setting up an electronic trade receivable platform.

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Best of Spend Matters Network – Week of March 9 [Plus +]

- March 13, 2015 2:47 AM

Best It's that time of the week again. Check out today's Best of Roundup, giving you the most noteworthy articles of the week published around the Spend Matters Network. Learn about the Global Soap Project on Spend Matters, and on our Spend Matters UK site, read how young professionals view procurement. MetalMiner features articles on a special recent LME event and Trade Financing Matters talks about the invoice auction market. Enjoy and happy Friday!

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Amazon vs. SAP/Ariba and the Coming Battleground [PRO]

- March 11, 2015 2:35 AM

boxer-boxing-fight-3797 In our previous installment of this series, we highlighted the concept of 3 basic types of value networks: physical, informational and financial. In any network guided by the invisible hand, when 2 firms in a physical supply network want to direct-connect and exchange information, they are happy to consider buying tools to connect or getting that information integration served up as service (and priced accordingly, based on the value of the information integration – not priced according to the value of the goods and services themselves). On the tools side, an increasing number of P2P providers have the ability to create “virtual catalogs” that enable a multi-supplier experience (which may also feature punch-out supplier catalogs – including “double punch-out” or “transparent punch-out” functionality) with an Amazon-like interface and even associated requisition approval workflow if needed.

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Best of Spend Matters Network – Week of March 2 [Plus +]

- March 6, 2015 2:39 AM

Best Happy Friday! Make sure to check out our favorite articles of the week published around the Spend Matters Network. Spend Matters offers an in-depth look at Deem – the "B2B Phoenix" – and our UK sites provide insightful case studies and even an interview with a clown. How does this apply to procurement? Read on to find out. Also, learn about LME warehouse and product changes on MetalMiner and about Seller Electronic Invoice Marketplaces on Trade Financing Matters. Enjoy!

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Best of Spend Matters Network – Week of Feb. 23 [Plus +]

- February 27, 2015 2:26 AM

Best Before your weekend begins, check out the most noteworthy and popular posts this week from the Spend Matters Network. Spend Matters discusses vendor management system and spend management provider solutions, as well as the recent Coupa/ZenPurchase merger. Our UK sites listed the worst procurement interview questions, talked about collaborative buying in the public sector and more. Also, check out our platinum update on MetalMiner and read up on electronic invoice marketplaces at Trade Financing Matters. Happy Friday and enjoy!

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Best of Spend Matters Network – Week of Feb. 16 [Plus +]

- February 20, 2015 2:17 AM

Best It's Friday! Time for this week's edition of the Best of Roundup - giving you the latest and most noteworthy articles published around the Spend Matters Network.

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Best of Spend Matters Network – Week of Feb. 9 [Plus +]

- February 13, 2015 2:45 AM

balloons-birthday-celebration-2013 Welcome to this week's Best of Roundup - giving you the greatest and latest in the Spend Matters Network. Enjoy!

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The Future of B2B E-Commerce in the Extended Supply Network [PRO]

- February 12, 2015 2:41 AM

FZQOV2XR3W We have previously reported on Amazon’s recent foray into B2B via e-procurement application integration, highlighting numerous areas where Amazon (or any online B2B network) needs to focus to ensure robust support for buy-side requirements. In this Spend Matters PRO series, Spend Matters Chief Research Officer Pierre Mitchell analyzes the bigger picture e-commerce opportunity in this massively complex market. We will be using Amazon as an entre to this discussion on the implications for providers, practitioners and the broader market ecosystem. Part 1 frames the broader discussion for this series. We begin by explaining and sizing the market opportunity.

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Best of Spend Matters Network – Week of Feb. 2 [Plus +]

- February 6, 2015 10:03 AM

tumblr_mx1olyYcw11sfie3io1_1280 copy Welcome back to our weekly roundup, where we give you the most noteworthy articles published around the Spend Matters Network this week. Enjoy and Happy Friday!

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Best Of Spend Matters Network – Week of Jan. 26 [Plus +]

- January 30, 2015 9:51 AM

As January comes to a close, we offer the latest edition of the Best of Spend Matters Network Roundup. Today, as every Friday, we give you the most noteworthy articles from the week published on our network of websites - from Spend Matters US and UK sites, Public Spend Matters Europe, Trade Financing Matters and MetalMiner. Enjoy!

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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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