Best of Spend Matters Network – Week of Nov. 17 [Plus +]

- November 21, 2014 10:13 AM | Categories:

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!

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How do you choose procurement technology that grows with you?

- November 21, 2014 7:07 AM | Categories:

It appears as though the US team has decided that churning out new research papers and planning webinars is the only way to stay warm during this frigid early winter we find ourselves in. Click through for tons of new stuff, as well as a round-up of everything else we've been up to state-side.

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Down the Procurement Lift with HCSA, Xchanging, Procurious and Peace

Peter Smith - November 21, 2014 4:23 AM
I called the lift to the 18th floor last night to go down to the HCSA dinner and as the door opened I was faced by this terrifying scene – a lift full of past present and fut... more ▸

This Week’s Summary of Articles from Public Spend Matters Europe

Nancy Clinton - November 21, 2014 12:15 AM
It’s that time of the week again when we give you a roundup of the articles published on Public Spend Matters Europe. Our site, launched on September 1st, is continuing to receiv... more ▸

Health Care Supplies Association Dinner and Awards

Peter Smith - November 20, 2014 5:20 PM
The glittering Health Care Supplies Association Dinner tonight was really very enjoyable. Very good food actually (Hilton Manchester Deansgate – respect) , liked the piano pl... more ▸

Circle Subcontracting Back to Local Hospital – Rejected!

Nancy Clinton - November 20, 2014 7:30 AM
Bedford Hospital Trust refused to sign a contract to become a subcontractor of private healthcare provider Circle Partnership earlier this month amid fears that the arrangement of ... more ▸

Exclusive! Lord Carter Snubs NHS Procurement Conference – HCSA Delegates Distraught!

Peter Smith - November 20, 2014 4:31 AM
The big news from the HCSA (health care supplies association) annual conference in Manchester is that Lord Carter, who Chairs the NHS Procurement and Efficiency Board, isn’t ... 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 ▸

Focusing on Efficiency with the AT Kearney 2014 ROSMA Benchmark Report Plus

Pierre Mitchell - November 19, 2014 6:29 AM
Earlier this week, we began our series analyzing the new AT Kearney 2014 ROSMA Benchmark Report, “Building the Brand of Procurement and Supply.” I first talked about the contex... more ▸

Results and Additional Analysis of AT Kearney 2014 ROSMA Benchmark Report Plus

Pierre Mitchell - November 18, 2014 6:45 AM
In the previous installment of this series, I outlined the background and approach for the 2014 AT Kearney Return on Supply Management Assets (ROSMA) benchmark report that can be f... more ▸

Investing in P2P, Trade Financing and Procurement Tech: Where the Smart Money Is Plus

Jason Busch - November 17, 2014 6:24 AM
This year, I’ve spent what feels like about half my time working “around” the money side of this sector with a range of individuals, private firms and providers evaluating, m... more ▸