Best Of Spend Matters Network – Week of Oct. 27 [Plus +]

- October 31, 2014 11:02 AM | Categories:

Happy Friday. And Happy Halloween! Check out this week’s best post from the Spend Matters Network! Best of Spend Matters 50 Shades of Pay: Shade 8 – Analyzing the “Bookends” of Purchases Another article from Pierre Mitchell’s 50 Shades of Pay series. In this post, he talks about the “bookends” of the transactional purchasing process – namely the requisitioning and receiving process. Find out why exactly we are discussing these “sub-processes.” Exploring MBO Partners – Putting the Freelancer First to Capture Contingent Spend Beyond Staffing Check out Jason Busch’s in-depth analysis of MBO Partners. He covers not only the provider’s technology capability, […]

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Vampire Halloweeen – Tender for Fresh Blood Products

- October 31, 2014 11:00 AM | Categories:

Dear sir, We have completed your tender for the supply of emergency blood services to the National Health Service. We understand that this is a critical service, to supply blood products at times of national shortage or emergency. Given the importance of this contract, you can be assured that we will do everything in our (considerable and mythical) power to help you meet your needs. Here is our completed tender submission. We are available for the short listed interview on any date at your convenience between the hours of 7pm and 7am. Name :   The Nosferatu Corporation plc Contact name: […]

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IT Supply Chain Developments and Their Impact on Buying Decisions – Part 4

Nancy Clinton - October 31, 2014 8:30 AM
We are pleased to welcome another post from Al Nagar, Head of Benchmarking, KnowledgeBus, at Mercato Solutions, which marks the fourth in a series of advisory posts on the IT ... more ▸

BOO! Why Supply Chains Prefer Snowmen at Halloween

Nancy Clinton - October 31, 2014 6:00 AM
You probably weren’t expecting a post at midday – we like to surprise! The shops, both brick and virtual, go mad at this time of year with bulk offerings of spooky sweets for w... more ▸

Join us today to hear the scariest procurement stories we can think of!

Sheena Smith - October 31, 2014 4:13 AM
Happy Halloween! If you'd like to take a break toward the end of your day, we'd love to have you join us for a quick webinar today where we'll showcase the scariest, spookiest, and... more ▸

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

Nancy Clinton - October 31, 2014 12:01 AM
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 e... more ▸

Buying Complex Services – the Supplier’s View

Peter Smith - October 30, 2014 7:31 AM
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 ... 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 ▸

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 ▸