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Increasing UK Retail Prices – When Will the Retailer Blink?

We welcome this opinion piece from Jeremy Smith, Director at European procurement consultancy 4C Associates  on increasing UK retail prices. Sales growth is struggling, in fact a […]

Down the Procurement Pub with the MCA, riskmethods, 4C and Nothing But Thieves

I had a very pleasant lunch and catch-up with Milan Panchmatia of 4C Associates this week at Covent Garden brasserie Balthazar.  Excellent service, good food, […]

Down the Procurement Christmas Pub – Season’s Greetings From Spend Matters

For all our readers who celebrate at this time of year, a very happy Christmas from Spend Matters! Nancy Clinton and I – as well […]

Using External Services To Drive Procurement Leadership – Read Our New Paper

We have a new briefing paper available - “Achieving procurement leadership through external services”.  You can download it here, free on registration. We wrote it […]

Why Procurement Leaders Need External Support – New Paper Out Now

We have a new briefing paper available - “Achieving procurement leadership through external services”.  You can download it here, free on registration. We wrote it […]

Achieving Procurement Leadership Through External Services – New Paper Available Now

We have a new briefing paper for your delight and delectation. The title is “Achieving procurement leadership through external services”, and in it we look […]

Managing Risk – Collaborative Supplier Relationship Management (Part 3)

This is the last in a three-part series of articles by Jeremy Smith, Director at management procurement consultancy 4C Associates on the changing role of procurement, supplier […]

Managing Risk – Increase Your Focus on the Value of Procurement Capabilities (Part 2)

This is the second in a three-part series of articles by Jeremy Smith, Director at management procurement consultancy 4C Associates on the changing role of procurement, supplier […]

Managing Risk – Data-Driven Supplier Management Programmes Are Key (Part 1)

This is the first in a three-part series of articles by Jeremy Smith, Director at management procurement consultancy 4C Associates on the changing roles of procurement, […]

Comments on Brexit From Wax Digital and 4C Associates

We've started getting some comments in from our friends in the procurement industry. No doubt more will follow, but here are the first couple. Firstly, […]

Is Marketing Procurement Dead? More Thoughts From Our Webinar

During our recent webinar with 4C Associates titled Is Marketing Procurement Dead, Milan Panchmatia of 4C and I looked at the reasons why certain complex […]

Procurement of Marketing Services – Will It Survive?

I remember having a blazing row with a McKinsey partner about whether 'goods' or 'services' were harder to buy (generally). He said 'goods' – he was […]