Best Of Spend Matters Network – Week of Jan. 26 [Plus +]

- January 30, 2015 9:51 AM | Categories:

As January comes to a close, we offer the latest edition of the Best of Spend Matters Network Roundup. Today, as every Friday, we give you the most noteworthy articles from the week published on our network of websites - from Spend Matters US and UK sites, Public Spend Matters Europe, Trade Financing Matters and MetalMiner. Enjoy!

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Down the Procurement Pub with Achilles, Capita, MCA and GO Awards, and Peace

- January 30, 2015 7:31 AM | Categories:

Reading Festival2 Oddly enough, I haven’t done much pubbing recently, in part because I’m trying the 5:2 diet. Shall I bore you about that? Maybe not today. So in these cold, snowy days, (the A1(M) was decidedly “interesting” in various blizzards yesterday afternoon as I drove home), let’s remember that we are only seven months away from the sunshine (maybe) and heat of the UK’s August Bank Holiday weekend, and Reading & Leeds Music Festivals. Something to look forward to… __________________________ Achilles, the supplier information management firm, announced two new senior appointments this week; we wish them good luck! Steve Lane is […]

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Lessons from leaders in supply risk management + the best business books of 2015

Sheena Smith - January 30, 2015 4:33 AM
We're wrapping up our webinar series on 2015 procurement predictions, blabbing about business books, drawing connections from the circular economy and The Breakfast Club (soundtrac... more ▸

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

Nancy Clinton - January 30, 2015 12:32 AM
Time again for a roundup of the articles published on Public Spend Matters Europe (PSME) this week. Our public sector site is receiving more and more interest from the public pro... more ▸

Selecting an eSourcing Toolset – How to Match Your Strategic Requirements to Technology Offerings

Nancy Clinton - January 29, 2015 7:30 AM
We are pleased to bring you another post on our eSourcing hot topic this month from Dr Alan Holland, Founder and CEO, Keelvar – sourcing optimisation and advanced eAuctions ... more ▸

Procurement Strategy and Organisation – the Subtle Drivers to Consider

Peter Smith - January 29, 2015 4:40 AM
Everyone knows that the procurement’s strategy and organisational structure (which are obviously closely aligned) must follow the wider organisation’s strategy. If there is an ... more ▸

Syriza Wins in Greece – Is it the Beginning of the End for the Euro? Plus

Peter Smith - January 29, 2015 2:36 AM
The victory of left-wing party Syriza in this week's Greek elections could have far-reaching implications well beyond Greece itself, and at the extreme, could be the beginning of t... more ▸

Are Aggressive Buyers Stupid or Guilty of Segmentation Errors?

Nancy Clinton - January 29, 2015 12:20 AM
Professor Andrew Cox, founder and leader of the International Institute for Advanced Purchasing & Supply, shares his response to the recent debate over supplier bullying sparke... more ▸

Catalog Management: Vroozi, smartOCI and Enabling P2P as an ERP Extension pro

Jason Busch - January 28, 2015 2:35 AM
Catalog management is a Trojan horse of sorts. Inside complex ERP procurement environments, it can serve as a gateway to driving indirect and services spend under management as a f... 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 ▸

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 ▸