Who Gets to Keep Procurement Savings – our Paper Answers this Question!

- November 27, 2014 7:32 AM | Categories:

We announced our new research paper (sponsored by BravoSolution) a couple of weeks ago – Three Occasions When Procurement Should Spend More. And you can download it here, free on registration. Today we’ll feature the third excerpt from the paper. We have established by now that it is right for us to spend more on certain occasions – for instance, on marketing services, if that gives a return which generates shareholder value. In the paper, we then get into a little bit of economic modelling and even draw some charts! Here is a sample. “To see how procurement can contribute […]

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IT Supply Chain Developments and Their Impact on Buying Decisions – Part 5

- November 27, 2014 4:31 AM | Categories:

Pleased welcome the next post from Al Nagar, Head of Benchmarking, KnowledgeBus, which marks the fifth in a series of advisory posts sharing recent movements and impactors within key IT product categories to keep you abreast of the latest developments to support purchasing decisions. With Christmas just around the corner, consumers are already beginning to draw up their wish lists, with smartphones and wearable technology top of the list for many. The growing BYOD trend, which is seeing employees increasingly blur the lines between picking up devices intended for home at work, and vice versa, will drive a fresh wave of IT requirements for […]

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NHS Procurement – Value Means Considering Cost AND Outcomes

Peter Smith - November 27, 2014 12:03 AM
It was a shame Lord Carter could not make the HCSA Conference last week (see picture, event was held under interesting blue lighting …), as it would have been good to hear fr... more ▸

AMEE/Spend Network Study Reveals High-Risk Supply Chain in UK Government Spending

Nancy Clinton - November 26, 2014 7:30 AM
A new study has been undertaken to measure the carbon impact of the UK Government supply chain – it’s the first of its kind  and uses each Government Department’s o... more ▸

Identifying And Responding to Risks Faced By A Global Workforce: T&E Meets Risk Management (Part 2) pro

Thomas Kase - November 26, 2014 6:37 AM
What do companies need to be aware of when managing corporate travel and a global workforce? Spend Matters VP of Research Thomas Kase, who has experience working abroad and is our ... more ▸

An Insider’s View of the HCSA Health Procurement Conference

Peter Smith - November 26, 2014 4:31 AM
(Here is a guest post from a senior delegate and Trust procurement leader, with their view of last week’s Healthcare Supplies Association conference!) The annual pilgrimage t... more ▸

Quindell – Is Procurement in the Insurance Sector Competent?

Peter Smith - November 26, 2014 12:03 AM
If you follow the financial markets at all, you may have heard the Quindell story over the past year or so. The firm was built up rapidly through acquisition by Rob Terry who had a... more ▸

Understanding “Duty of Care” When Managing Corporate Travel: T&E Meets Risk Management (Part 1) pro

Thomas Kase - November 25, 2014 6:28 AM
Vendors hawking T&E software that spans travel booking and expense management claim that it is not just about policy compliance, but that it is also about the risk management benef... more ▸

Choosing Procurement Technology – Where Maturity Meets Solutions pro

Thomas Kase - November 24, 2014 6:44 AM
Selecting procurement technology that grows with an organization as it matures is no easy feat. This Spend Matters brief, Part 2 in a series on the topic, explores how to think abo... more ▸

Best of Spend Matters Network – Week of Nov. 17 Plus

Kaitlyn McAvoy - November 21, 2014 10:13 AM
Welcome back to another edition of our "best of" roundup - where we share the most popular and noteworthy articles published around the Spend Matters Network this week. Enjoy!... more ▸

CPOs at ProcureCon Talk About Supplier Innovation – and How to Capture It Plus

Peter Smith - November 20, 2014 2:20 AM
Innovation has become one of the very hottest of hot topics in procurement circles over the last couple of years. At the recent ProcureCon conference in Berlin, it was covered over... more ▸

Ask the Expert: Procurement Performance Management (PPM) – The Ultimate Alignment Tool – Not a Dashboard! Plus

Sheena Smith - November 19, 2014 8:12 AM
In this session, come hear from one of world's pre-eminent experts in PPM, our own Chief Research Officer Pierre Mitchell, to learn how the best procurement organizations use this ... more ▸