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

- October 31, 2014 12:01 AM | Categories:

Six weeks in and our new site, Public Spend Matters Europe, is continuing to receive a good reception from the public procurement community around Europe. There’s a new article every day so the volume of diverse and interesting reads is really starting to mount up. Each Friday, we are featuring a brief summary of the main articles published that week on PSME. If you see something of interest, please click through and take a look at the whole thing – there’s lots to catch up on around Europe. Brands and Trademarks Specified Too Often in EU Tenders – OFE Webinar Too often, public […]

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Buying Complex Services – the Supplier’s View

- October 30, 2014 7:31 AM | Categories:

To finish off our month looking at Buying Complex Services as our hot topic, today we have the view from the supplier side. Following on from our features on the use of frameworks and preferred supplier lists, we asked our informant (who wanted to remain anonymous) to give us their perspective. Even better, they quoted a bit of feedback they provided to a buyer recently to explain why they weren’t going to bid on a particular requirement. “With around 20 potential suppliers on the framework,  resulting in a 5% chance of winning,  we have to think very carefully about which […]

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How Procurement Professionals Can Add Value to Business Performance: Some Further Thoughts

Nancy Clinton - October 30, 2014 4:28 AM
Gerard Chick, chief knowledge officer, Optimum Procurement Group has produced a series of articles looking at a number of key areas where procurement professionals can add value to... more ▸

Sigi Osagie – Author and Procurement Provocateur (part 2)

Peter Smith - October 30, 2014 3:19 AM
Here is part 2 of our Procurement Provocateurs interview with Sigi Osagie (part 1 was here). His book Procurement Mojo – Strengthening the Function and Raising its Profile”... more ▸

Choosing Procurement Technology That Grows With You pro

Thomas Kase - October 30, 2014 2:23 AM
As a procurement practitioner, when you start looking at the portfolio of solutions you have available today, some patterns will likely emerge. First, you’ll have a range of tool... more ▸

The A to Z of Procurement Transformation

Nancy Clinton - October 29, 2014 7:30 AM
In January this year we began a series of articles that looked at the transformation of procurement as a source of competitive advantage — a subject we had been pondering bot... more ▸

Sigi Osagie – Author and Procurement Provocateur (part 1)

Peter Smith - October 29, 2014 4:31 AM
Sigi Osagie’s story is an unusual one for a senior procurement and supply chain executive. He came to England from his native country of Nigeria, and found a job “clean... more ▸

Top 4 Ways CPOs Will Use Social Media Plus

Peter Smith - October 29, 2014 2:28 AM
In Part 1 of this series we looked at the principles of social media, which give an insight into how and why it has been such a phenomenon. Aspects such as the way it enables users... more ▸

Exploring MBO Partners – Putting the Freelancer First to Capture Contingent Spend Beyond Staffing pro

Jason Busch - October 28, 2014 6:35 AM
In this two-part Spend Matters PRO research brief, Jason Busch, founder and managing director of Spend Matters, explores MBO Partners in detail. We will be offering a look at how t... more ▸

50 Shades of Pay: Shade 8 – Analyzing the “Bookends” of Purchases Plus

Pierre Mitchell - October 27, 2014 10:04 AM
In some of the previous installments of this series, we discussed why and how you might want to analyze the processes that generate spending so you can spend better by buying and p... more ▸

What Do Procurement People Do All Day? (And What Should They Do?) Plus

Pierre Mitchell - October 24, 2014 10:19 AM
I saw a blog post a few months back asking the question about how chief procurement officers (CPOs) spend their time. Although the post was really just a Trojan Horse for campaigni... more ▸

Best of Spend Matters Network – Week of Oct. 20 Plus

Kaitlyn McAvoy - October 24, 2014 6:10 AM
Check out the most popular and noteworthy articles the Spend Matters Network published this week!... more ▸