Chief Procurement Officer – a New Spend Matters Website

- January 27, 2015 10:00 AM | Categories:

We bring you tidings of another new website in the Spend Matters family! Hot on the heels of Spend MĂ©xico y America Latina (for all you Spanish speakers out there), the new site is simply called “Chief Procurement Officer”. It is run by our friends from Spend Matters and Metal Miner in the USA, and is aimed at – guess what – the Chief Procurement Officer and equivalent community. Here is Jason Busch, Spend Matters founder, explaining the reasoning behind the site. “Our published content volume continues to increase (we now have nearly 25,000 free site members on Spend Matters, […]

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The NHS Malthusian Challenge — Purchasing and Beyond (Part 3)

- January 27, 2015 7:39 AM | Categories:

This is the last in a three-part series from guest author, Adrian Fawcett, Chairman of Healthcare Cost Recovery, the UK’s leading financial reimbursement specialist for the NHS. If you missed Parts 1 and 2 they are here and here. 5 Themes for Lasting Change Future speculations on the shape of the NHS have presented a myriad of new proposals around flexible models of service delivery, tailored to the needs of local populations with hints at everything from virtual, online and tele-health clinics’ initial doctors’ appointments to the proposal of A&E in-house pharmacies and the like. If we were to step back further […]

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Nora Huovila of Sievo – Thoughts on the London Weather and Data Handling

Peter Smith - January 27, 2015 4:30 AM
Spend Matters – and our readers I’m sure – offers a warm welcome to the wonderful city of London to Nora Huovila, the new Head of Business Development, UK, from Finnish softw... more ▸

Exclusive – Now UK Government Is Accused of Supplier Bullying as it Demands Price Reductions!

Peter Smith - January 27, 2015 4:04 AM
After organisations such as Tesco and Premier Foods were criticised for demanding additional payments from suppliers, and Heinz and Sainsbury’s (amongst others) were similarly ta... more ▸

Catalog Management to the Rescue! Vroozi’s smartOCI Extends ERP Into Indirect Spend Without P2P pro

Jason Busch - January 27, 2015 2:52 AM
Most companies have a wide range of technology solutions that support their purchasing function (e.g., e-procurement, spend analysis, contract management, supplier management, sour... more ▸

More on Supplier Bullying – The Wider Issues

Peter Smith - January 26, 2015 7:30 AM
Last week, we published this excellent article from Andrew Cox, founder of IAPPS and procurement guru, arguing that the recent cases of “supplier bullying” (buyers demanding pr... more ▸

Can a Procurement Professional Learn from the New Indian Prime Minister?

Peter Smith - January 26, 2015 4:31 AM
We are delighted to  feature this thought-provoking guest article from Sanyam Khurana of procurement solutions firm GEP. For more interesting thinking on Procurement, visit the GE... more ▸

Getting the Most From Consulting Firms and Engagements – The Evolution of the Operations, Procurement and Sourcing Consulting Market (Part 4) pro

Jason Busch - January 26, 2015 3:06 AM
Today we wrap up our "Evolution of the Operations, Procurement and Sourcing Consulting Market" PRO series, written by Jason Busch, founder and managing director, and Pierre Mitchel... more ▸

Best of Spend Matters Network – Week of Jan. 19 Plus

Kaitlyn McAvoy - January 23, 2015 10:18 AM
We offer our most popular posts from around the Spend Matters Network this week. Find out what our readers have been checking out, from football commentary on Spend Matters to unet... more ▸

Becoming a Smarter Services Customer – The Evolution of the Operations, Procurement and Sourcing Consulting Market (Part 3) pro

Jason Busch - January 22, 2015 2:45 AM
In Part 3 of our series examining the evolution of operations, procurement and sourcing consulting, we turn our attention to maximizing value and becoming a smarter services custom... more ▸

Secrets to Better Technology RFPs – Avoiding Hijackings, Dying References and Key Takeaways pro

Thomas Kase - January 21, 2015 2:28 AM
Quick: Who do you think has the upper hand in procurement/vendor negotiations when it comes to buying technology, and specifically, enterprise applications? If you guessed the prov... more ▸

Tungsten’s Half-Year Results: Short-Term Disappointment, but Long-Term Promise Plus

Peter Smith - January 20, 2015 2:32 AM
In an excellent article last week, Jason Busch of Spend Matters and David Gustin of Trade Financing Matters took a look at dispelling some myths about 2 key players in the e-invoic... more ▸