Social Media and Procurement – not to mention Zoella and Tinder

- October 2, 2014 7:26 AM | Categories:

Next week, Thursday the 9th of October to be precise, at 2.30pm in the City of London, I’m speaking at an event run by Oracle and Enrich. It’s a first for me in terms of the topic; Social Media. Or to give the session its full and glorious title, “From Facebook to Supplier Collaboration – how the social media explosion will fundamentally change procurement”. I’ve got some serious content to discuss of course, around how procurement can and should understand and then use social media principles as well as actual tools to drive business success. I believe we are going […]

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The Spend Matters Stock Portfolio – Just Like the Ryder Cup [Plus +]

- October 2, 2014 6:43 AM | Categories:

We are now three quarters of the way through the year and through our 2014 stock portfolio competition between Jason Busch, representing the mighty USA, and me, Peter Smith, representing Europe. And I'm afraid, just like the Ryder Cup, it is turning into a bit of a non-contest, with Europe clearly ahead.

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Supplier Relationship Management – our review of Jonathan O’Brien’s new book

Peter Smith - October 2, 2014 4:31 AM
Jonathan O’Brien has accomplished a rare feat of authoring three important books in our industry with the publication of “Supplier Relationship Management – Unlocking the hid... more ▸

SID4GOV procurement portal: an online marketplace for suppliers and buyers

Nancy Clinton - October 2, 2014 12:15 AM
NQC is the developer of SID4GOV, now enhanced further as the platform to enable all public sector buyers to access supplier information through a single online system. It gathers i... more ▸

Private Health providers – problems with Circle but there may be wider issues

Peter Smith - October 1, 2014 7:31 AM
Nothing polarises public opinion in the UK like the NHS. And the use of the private sector in delivering health care sits right at the heart of the fundamental debate about the ser... more ▸

50 Shades of Pay: Shade 6 – Working Capital Optimization Using Spend Analysis and Payment Clocks Plus

Pierre Mitchell - October 1, 2014 6:24 AM
In the last installment of our 50 Shades series, we discussed the importance and value of mining the transactions that disburse cash to suppliers. We also discussed the “perfect ... more ▸

The Orchestra of SRM

Nancy Clinton - October 1, 2014 4:57 AM
Ask a procurement professional what “SRM” stands for and they will most likely answer “Supplier Relationship Management.” Ask what SRM is, however, and the chances are you ... more ▸

Announcing Spend Matters monthly hot topics – starting with Complex Professional Services

Peter Smith - October 1, 2014 12:07 AM
It’s October! And in the innovative, challenging spirit of Spend Matters, we’re going to be starting a new initiative this month. Regular readers will know that Spend Matters U... more ▸

CPO Insight: Procurement Transformation – Myth or Reality? Plus

Peter Smith - September 30, 2014 6:27 AM
I'm writing this from the economy cabin of a very busy London to Dubai flight, on my way to run a couple of workshops in Dubai and Abu Dhabi for the BravoSolution joint venture in ... more ▸

Lessons and Key Takeaways From Taulia’s Customer Conference: Tips, Insights and More Plus

Jason Busch - September 29, 2014 10:42 AM
Last week, Jason Busch, founder and managing director of Spend Matters, spent two days at Taulia’s Customer Conference. Jason also facilitated a panel with two CPOs and a P2P pro... more ▸

Best Of Spend Matters’ Network – Week of Sept. 22 Plus

Kaitlyn McAvoy - September 26, 2014 10:24 AM
Welcome to week four of the Spend Matters’ “Best Of” roundup - bringing you the most noteworthy articles posted to our websites this week. Check out our latest stories to rea... more ▸

Fifty Shades of Pay: Shade 5 – Diving Into the Invoice-to-Pay “Transaction Factory” Plus

Pierre Mitchell - September 25, 2014 6:32 AM
In our last installment of this “50 Shades” series on spend analysis, we alluded to the concept of the “transaction factory.” Basically, we’re talking about managing tran... more ▸