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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

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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

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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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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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