Tagged Content: General News

Airbus Doesn’t See One Order All Year for Double-Decker Plane, L.L. Bean Works Double Time to Fill Orders

- December 19, 2014 12:37 PM | Categories: Afternoon Coffee

Airbus now offers a double-decker plane with luxurious features such as shower suits and stand-up bars. L.L. Bean is facing a different challenge: filling the many orders it is receiving for its iconic rubber and leather boots. Afternoon Coffee brings you the latest in supply chain and procurement news.

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Retailers Frustrated With West Coast Port Slowdown, Eased Sanctions With Cuba Could Increase US Exports

- December 18, 2014 12:45 PM | Categories: Afternoon Coffee

Retailers are feeling the negative effects of the continued port slowdown on the West Coast. And, US companies will more easily be able to export products to Cuba now, as trade sanctions between the two nations have eased. Afternoon Coffee brings you the latest in supply chain and procurement news.

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New, Free Research Download Available from Trade Financing Matters

- December 18, 2014 8:49 AM | Categories: Learning / Research

Trade Financing Matters, a Spend Matters sister site, recently released a new, free research download: On–Demand, Event Triggered Finance With Network Models – A Game Changer? David Gustin, executive editor of Trade Financing Matters, explores how to easily manage risk by financing suppliers with an approved buyer invoice. His expert analysis delves deep into network models and whether an on-demand, event triggered system can truly revolutionize this space. Download the PDF of this new paper here.

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J.P. Morgan Loses Its CPO

- December 18, 2014 6:29 AM | Categories: Breaking News, Industry News

J.P. Morgan is without a chief procurement officer. Richard Buccarelli, who served as CPO and had been with the bank since 2009, left the company several weeks ago. Why Buccarelli left was not made clear, and it's unclear what his next move may be.

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Ford Cuts Spending by Recycling Aluminum, New York Rejects Fracking Proposal

- December 17, 2014 12:46 PM | Categories: Afternoon Coffee

Ford Motor Company will recycle scrap aluminum to use to make new 2015 F-159 pickup trucks. And, New York's health and environmental commissions rejected a hydraulic fracturing proposal today. Afternoon Coffee brings you the latest in supply chain and procurement news.

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Repsol Buys Talisman, Amazon Extends Holiday Delivery Deadline

- December 16, 2014 12:14 PM | Categories: Afternoon Coffee

Repsol announced today it will be buying Canadian oil and natural gas producer Talisman Energy. And, Amazon has extended its deadline for deliveries until Friday. Afternoon Coffee brings you the latest in supply chain and procurement news.

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Exploring Periscope Holdings’ Acquisition of BidSync

- December 16, 2014 10:08 AM | Categories: Analysis, E-Sourcing, eProcurement / Procurement, P2P, Public Sector

file000458994938 Earlier today, Spend Matters PRO provided a detailed look at BuySpeed and BidSync, 2 providers joining forces (along with the parent company Periscope Holdings and the core investor, Parthenon Capital) to target state and local government and the higher education market. The combination creates some degree of consolidation in the still highly-fragmented and under-penetrated market for procurement solutions within state and local government and higher education. Check out some of the highlights from the PRO analysis in this post.

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The Bridge on the River Buy’n’Supply: Register for Tomorrow’s Webinar

- December 16, 2014 8:43 AM | Categories: Learning / Research

Time is running out! Register for The Services Procurement Disconnect – An Unequal Marketplace Between Buyers and Suppliers, a new webinar from the Spend Matters Team and Beeline. Join us tomorrow, Dec. 17 at 1 p.m. CST and receive tangible takeaways on how to build more strategic (and fruitful) relationships within the services procurement sphere. This’ll be one you won’t want to miss!

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Italian Olive Oil Prices Jump 121% Year-on-Year

- December 15, 2014 2:29 PM | Categories: Commodities, Guest Post

Spend Matters welcomes this guest post from James Hutchings of Mintec. Ever widening knowledge of the health benefits of Mediterranean-based diets, with its focus on fruit and vegetables, wholemeal grains, beans and pulses, fish and most specifically olive oil, has led the US to become the third largest consumer of olive oil in the world, despite only producing 2% of the world’s crop. Olive oil consumption in the US has more than tripled since 1990, and while this year consumption will be slightly down year-on-year, it will still reach 0.29m tonnes in 2014/15.

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Repsol S.A. Considers Talisman Takeover, PetSmart is Bought by BC Partners

- December 15, 2014 12:21 PM | Categories: Afternoon Coffee

Spanish oil and gas company Repsol S.A. is in talks with Talisman Energy Inc. to takeover the Canadian energy firm. And, BC Partners, a private equity firm, will buy the United State’s largest pet store chain PetSmart Inc. Afternoon Coffee brings you the latest in supply chain and procurement news.

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Holiday Spending Higher Outside US, Consumer Sentiment Jumps in December

- December 12, 2014 12:17 PM | Categories: Afternoon Coffee

Christmas is less than 2 weeks away, and it appears consumers outside the US are spending more of their income on holiday gifts this year. However, consumer sentiment in the US is on the rise. Afternoon Coffee brings you the latest in supply chain and procurement news.

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Top 10 in 2015: Invoice Discounting and Why This Will Be Its Year

- December 12, 2014 8:08 AM | Categories: Learning / Research

With the year winding down, media outlets everywhere will be delivering their Top 10 lists. Top 10 albums of the year, Top 10 new shows of the fall season and so on and so forth. We here at Spend Matters have created our own list and proudly present it in this new, free piece of downloadable research: 10 Reasons Why 2015 Will Be A Banner Year For Invoice Discounting. Jason Busch, executive editor of Spend Matters, Pierre Mitchell, chief research officer of Spend Matters and David Gustin, executive editor of Trade Financing Matters, offer in-depth commentary on why they think upwards of 25 percent of growth can be expected next year from the Global 2000 as a result of adopting invoice discounting. Download the paper here.

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