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Welcome to the Procurement Research Library

We hope this body of research will serve as a useful guide for companies and practitioners as they wrestle with the right set of technology, content, services, internal talent and process investments to get more from specific procurement and operations initiatives.

Spend Matters Free Research Library downloads are sponsored. Sponsoring organizations have no opportunity to influence the site content or research content beyond any other software or service provider.

Items in the Library can be downloaded after filling out a short form. There is also a Free Research level membership that will allow you single sign-on access to all the free downloads. Spend Matters PRO and Spend Matters Plus members have single sign-on activated automatically. Just sign in and download.

Access to Premium Research is restricted to Spend Matters PRO members.

The Free Procurement Research Library consists of four groups of research:

Featured Procurement Research

“30 Under 30” Shines Light on Supply Chain Superstars

The manufacturing and supply chain worlds are dominated by baby boomers. While these sage procurement professionals have decades of experience in the industry, they will soon retire, and a younger generation will need to take over. ThomasNet.com and Institute for Supply Management recently teamed up to call attention to the most outstanding millenials in the industry in its first ever “30 Under 30” Rising Supply Chain Stars Recognition Program.