Malcom Harrison – the Next CIPS CEO Speaks (Part 2)

In part 1 of our interview with Malcom Harrison, who will take over as the new Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply (CIPS) chief executive […]

The Passport Office – A Personal Supply Chain Experience

My UK passport was getting close to expiry (June), and as I may well be needing it in March, April and May, I thought the […]

Mid-Week Procurement News RoundUp

We're starting a short, sharp weekly news roundup of the smaller stories you may, or may not, have come across in your busy procurement week. The […]

Catalant: Vendor Snapshot (Part 3) – Competitive and Summary Analysis [PRO]

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In the previous two installments of this Spend Matters PRO Vendor Snapshot series (Parts 1 and Part 2), we provided an overview of Catalant and its solution offering(s) as well an analysis and evaluation of solution strengths and weaknesses. In Part 3, we provide a SWOT assessment and competitive analysis of Catalant in the context of an evolving contingent workforce and services intermediation industry made up of long-established providers and innovative new entrants.

Exclusive! Malcom Harrison – the Next CIPS CEO Speaks (Part 1)

Following the news that Malcolm Harrison is to leave his post as chief executive of the government central procurement organisation, Crown Commercial Service (CCS), to […]

Tax Hit On BBC Presenter – Consequences For Interim / Contingent Workforce

A high-profile legal case last week that ended in bad news for Look North presenter Christa Ackroyd and good news for Her Majesty’s Revenue and […]

Supplier Information Webinar – Recording Available Now

Last week I ran the latest Real World Procurement (RWP) webinar, titled What Do You Need to Know About Your Suppliers? Until recently I would […]

Zycus: Vendor Snapshot (Part 3) — Summary and Competitive Analysis [PRO]

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For many years, Zycus’ self-proclaimed corporate objective was to become a “top three” procurement technology solutions provider. The irony of this goal was that it would ultimately — at least until Q2 2018 — prove elusive, not because of a failure to execute on objectives but rather how the market (e.g., Jaggaer’s strategy of combining multiple larger vendors and niche specialists under a single roof) moved against Zycus through unexpected actions. But more important than this is what Zycus’ initiatives [...]

Bernhard Raschke of Korn Ferry – Talent in the Digital Supply Chain Age (Part 2)

In Part 1 we featured our interview with Bernhard Raschke, who leads the procurement and supply chain practice in London for top recruiters and talent […]

Sven Hits The 100,000 Mark – And A TCO Dilemma

It was a notable day for Sven last week. He hit a significant milestone – 100,000 miles on the clock. You can see the (not […]

Zycus: Vendor Snapshot (Part 2) — Product Strengths and Weaknesses [PRO]

Zycus is one of roughly half-a-dozen true source-to-pay (S2P) platform providers that offer more than lip service across all of the elements that comprise this solution area. In some modular areas, however, its technology is deeper than others. For example, while Zycus has the RFX and auction functionality found in just about every sourcing platform, it also brings sourcing project management, spend analysis, a supplier network with supplier relationship management functionality and contract lifecycle management. Zycus also brings significant support [...]

Bernhard Raschke of Korn Ferry – Talent in the Digital Supply Chain Age (Part 1)

We mentioned the recent report The Supply Chain Digital Disruption - Its impact on executive talent from executive search and leadership experts Korn Ferry here […]