Last chance to download these procurement papers for free!

- August 22, 2014 4:27 AM | Categories:

Every research library can do with a seasonal cleaning, and Spend Matters is no exception. Come September 1, the papers in this post will go behind the paywall and no longer be available to download for free (so snap them up while you can!) Click through for those and all of the other latest news from Spend Matters US.

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Cold beer or hot coffee? Procurement planning and demand forecasting at temporary events

- August 22, 2014 12:03 AM | Categories:

This is the second blog from Daniel Ball of Wax Digital in the “avoiding the temporary tantrums” series,  looking at the challenges of purchasing around temporary sporting events and festivals. It focuses on the issue of forecasting. How do you ensure you buy what you need at the right quality, correct quantity and at the right price? Surprises occur at most major events. To name a few recent sporting examples, Murray’s early exit from Wimbledon, a 13-year old winning a swimming medal in Glasgow, or the Spanish football team’s disastrous exit in Brazil (not to mention the host team’s humbling […]

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Public procurement – what happens if Scotland leaves the UK?

Peter Smith - August 21, 2014 7:24 AM
So what happens in terms of public sector procurement if Scotland votes to leave the United Kingdom? That’s the central question that the citizens of Scotland are wrestling with ... more ▸
 

Dr Ian George on Procurement Transformation – Ways of Working

Nancy Clinton - August 21, 2014 4:30 AM
Continuing the theme of Procurement Transformation, we’re delighted to feature the next in the series from Dr Ian George, a senior partner and practising consultant at Agile Par... more ▸
 

Beeline buys OnForce, VMS market a hive of activity …

Peter Smith - August 21, 2014 12:09 AM
Beeline are part of the huge Adecco staffing group, but operate independently as a leading international provider of Vendor Management Software (VMS), used by clients to manage the... more ▸
 

IT supply chain developments and their impact on buying decisions – part 2

Nancy Clinton - August 20, 2014 7:30 AM
We are pleased to welcome this post from Al Nagar, Head of Benchmarking at Mercato Solutions, which marks the second in a series of advisory posts on the IT equipment supply cha... more ▸
 

Ebola and the Potential Supply Chain Impact – What is Prudent for Procurement? pro

Thomas Kase - August 13, 2014 2:35 AM
Ebola is a disease that presents as a hemorrhagic fever. These are not exactly comforting words, as those afflicted bleed profusely (from the inside) and up to 90 percent of tho... more ▸
 

Lessons From Beeline – Exploring the Latest in Global Services Procurement (Part 1) pro

Jason Busch - August 12, 2014 10:13 AM
Earlier this summer, vendor management system (VMS) provider Beeline updated Spend Matters on trends they were seeing in the global services procurement markets. This briefi... more ▸
 

Ask the Expert: Should You Be Worried About Ebola and Your Supply Chain? Plus

Sheena Smith - August 12, 2014 9:07 AM
Should you be worried about Ebola? What can you do about this issue, and similar illnesses that might disrupt your supply chain and/or put your employees and suppliers at risk? On... more ▸
 

IQNavigator Sells MSP Business to MSX: MSP Background and Deal Analysis pro

Jason Busch - August 11, 2014 2:24 AM
Last week, IQNavigator announced that it had sold its managed services provi... more ▸
 

SciQuest – That “S” is Now For Sourcing (In More Ways Than One) pro

Jason Busch - August 8, 2014 2:27 AM
If anyone had come to us five years ago and suggested that SciQuest, at that time a highly specialized eProcurement provider to the higher education, life sciences/pharma, a... more ▸
 

Beware Ariba’s Patent Treasure Chest: Spot Market and Importable Template Plus

Thomas Kase - August 7, 2014 2:35 AM
In Spend Matters’ view, Ariba has amassed what appears to be the largest IP portfolio in the procurement technology sector. It is important for competitors and customers t... more ▸