No, Minister – Be Careful About Supplier Bias, Even If The Tech Is Good For The NHS

The appointment of Matt Hancock as the UK's  top Health Minister a few months back followed the upheaval around Boris Johnson and other Brexiteers leaving […]

AdaptOne: Vendor Snapshot (Part 2) — Product Strengths and Weaknesses [PRO]

supplier network

As a standalone component of procurement, supplier management is not new. Nor is the technology to enable it. But most procurement organizations still only have sourcing or e-procurement technology (at best) with capabilities that offer targeted supplier support for larger vendors. From a supplier management standpoint, the majority of firms still pay little attention to the long tail of hundreds, thousands or even tens of thousands of suppliers that they do business with. One of the key promises of supplier [...]

Sammy Rashed – Twelve Steps to a Fulfilling Career

I’ve always struggled a little to give career advice to anyone, given that my career, in truth, has been pretty random in nature. That was […]

Public Spend Forum – Public Procurement Highlights from this Week

Public Spend Forum (PSF) is a public sector procurement global community and market intelligence platform dedicated to improving public procurement and the public sector market. […]

Are Your Procurement KPIs Balanced or Obsolete? [Plus +]

As our Spend Matters Plus analysis of procurement key performance indicators (KPIs) continues, we will turn our attention to additional metrics by which you can measure procurement performance including supply base development and spend under management. We will also examine how to discover if organizational procurement KPIs are off balance, favoring one area over another or the strategic over the tactical, or if they’re just right. This analysis builds on a prior chapter of this research brief that provides an [...]

Down the Procurement Pub with the NHS, Amazon, Blockchain and Welshly Arms

Not much pubbing this week but I'm back in the north-east now, and this is my cousin Kathryn's pub, the Lambton Arms in Sherburn village. […]

HICX Solutions – Moving into the Future (Part 3)

Continuing our interview with Costas Xyloyiannis and Hassan Ismail, founders of HICX solutions (part 1 is here and part 2 here), we look at further […]

AdaptOne: Vendor Snapshot (Part 1) — Background and Solution Overview [PRO]

The supplier lifecycle management software market — which can be segregated at least half a dozen different ways — includes dozens upon dozens of different providers specializing in one or more enterprise technology areas. These include supplier information management (SIM), supplier performance management (SPM), supplier relationship management (SRM), supplier quality management (SQM), supplier discovery management (SDM), supplier diversity, supplier risk management, and governance, risk and compliance (GRC).  Some of these areas are data-centric, others are process-centric and others still are [...]

Procurement Value – It’s Not All About Savings

We’re less than a week away from our webinar in conjunction with Coupa Software,  on Tuesday September 25th, titled "Procurement Delivers Value in Eight Ways […]

HICX Solutions – Diving Into the Product (Part 2)

In part one of our interview with Costas Xyloyiannis and Hassan Ismail, founders of HICX Solutions, we looked at the history of the software-as-a-service firm. […]

Aquiire: Vendor Snapshot (Part 3) — Summary and Competitive Analysis [PRO]

BuyerQuest

The competitive landscape for e-procurement software still counts dozens of vendors globally that offer varying degrees of solution breadth, depth and focus. One provider that drives to the core of e-procurement requirements (search, shopping, catalog management, compliance, requisitioning and approvals) with a set of deep and differentiated capabilities is Aquiire. This third and final installment of our Vendor Snapshot covering Aquiire provides an objective SWOT analysis of the vendor and offers a competitive segmentation analysis and comparison. It also includes [...]

NHS Services – CCG Commissioning Issues Need Attention

Sometimes we get a "comment" on a post that is so interesting, we want to run it as a full article on the basis that […]