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Jaggaer Rev Event – Register Now For Procurement Insight in Magnificent Munich

It is just two weeks now to the Jaggaer Rev event in Munich Germany (June 25th / 26th). I’m going to be there, I’m delighted […]

Down the Procurement Pointless Pub with Trump, HCSA, Sorrell and Tracyanne

I confess to being a Pointless fan – we record the BBC tea-time quiz programmes and watch over dinner. But if I’ve been away regularly, […]

SAP Ariba LIVE – Day One In Amsterdam

Good morning from Amsterdam!  Copenhagen last week, Amsterdam this – but very much a flying visit, in at lunchtime yesterday, out at 7pm tonight, after […]

Greetings From Copenhagen – Day One of ProcureCon Indirect

Greetings from wonderful, wonderful Copenhagen (our older readers will understand the reference …).  My first experience of the city was as a 20-year old student, […]

Trade Wars – Relative Negotiation Positions More Complex Than They First Appear

As the trade wars between the US and China escalate, the relative negotiating positions of the two primary parties are interesting to compare. At first […]

Passport Procurement Exposes Brexit Divisions – Free Trade or Protectionism?

Let’s give our UK government some credit for their handling of the passport procurement issue.  It would have been easy for ministers to panic when […]

Procurement’s Gender Gap – Is It Really A Procurement Problem?

An article published by Procurement Leaders that popped up in my feed the other day managed to be both thought-provoking and somewhat naïve in equal […]

Crisis in Catalonia – the Supply Chain Risk Perspective

There are many implications and issues around the events in Catalonia, with the government there declaring independence from Spain. That was rapidly followed by the […]

Kraft Heinz and Unilever Merger OFF – Might Have Been Good News For Procurement?

(Breaking News - Sunday 6pm - Kraft Heinz pull out of after reading that Spend Matters has some misgivings about the proposed deal  ... seriously, […]

Sam Walsh, New CIPS President, Caught Up In Rio Tinto Payments Investigation

Obtaining and retaining mining rights in the developing world is a tricky and often murky business. Such rights can be worth billions to the mining […]

Trump Day on Spend Matters – Everything Procurement Professionals Need To Consider

Today is ‘Trump Day’ on Spend Matters UK/Europe! We have several articles from our Spend Matters team as well as some excellent and stimulating guest […]

Welcome to a “Risky” New Sponsor – Can riskmethods Protect Your Business?

Eagle-eyed readers will have spotted last week a new Associate Sponsor logo appearing on the site. riskmethods (lower case and a single word) “provides comprehensive […]