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Procurement good practice

Nestlé at Sustain 2019 – Igniting Change Through CSR

Last week Spend Matters founder, Jason Busch, was over from the US attending the EcoVadis Sustain 2019 event in Paris. EcoVadis works with firms on […]

The Importance of Linking Your Sales and Bid Teams

We wrote at the end of last year about how Procurement can play an important role in Sales, and wondered why we don’t see much […]

A Licence To Play – Business Management Through a Procurement Lens

We recently discovered a new procurement book - A Licence to Play. It is written by three senior procurement, purchasing and supply chain professionals who […]

Reaching the Top of the Maturity Curve

Proactis was the headline sponsor at eWorld this year, which meant, among other things, they got to have two speaking slots, and we attended them […]

EMCOR UK – An Interview on ISO 20400 and Sustainability in Practice

Recently, leading Facilities Management provider EMCOR UK gained conformity to the ISO 20400: 2017 standard for sustainable procurement. They are the first in their industry […]

Digital Procurement – Five Points for Procurement Leaders to Consider

Our new briefing paper Digital Procurement, Digital Transformation - Five Points for Procurement Leaders to Consider comes from independent spend management solutions provider, Jaggaer.  It was produced in […]

Understanding Your Suppliers from Below the Surface

One of our new papers for this year comes courtesy of supplier information management firm HICX and our ex-MD Peter Smith. You may remember the popular […]

Procurement With Heart

There should (rightly) be a CSR aspect to commerce; gone should be the days of the ‘show me the money’ attitude with consideration for nothing […]

Is Your Business Prepared To Fight Fraud In The Digital Age?

We are pleased to welcome this guest post from Laurence Cook, CEO, Maistro plc Corporate fraud is a clear and present danger for every organisation: […]

The Motivations Behind Cyber Attacks and How To Control That Risk

As we mentioned last month, we have launched a new paper on cyber risk, free to download it was written by Peter Smith in conjunction […]

Working Towards a More Open and Accessible Public Sector Marketplace – for Suppliers and Buyers

 "... government markets are supposed to be open - the fact is, the government market is one of the most closed in the world, with significant […]

Contract Lifecycle Management – A Strategic Business Asset

Recently, I’ve been getting under the skin of a lot of S2P technologies, and it has made me think more about their application, and how […]