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Bill Michels To Head Up CIPS In The USA – A Direct Challenge to ISM?

In a fascinating announcement on Friday, CIPS (the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply) announced that it has appointed “procurement expert Bill Michels to be […]

David Cameron To Speak at ISM Conference – An Expensive Gimmick?

The US Institute of Supply Management has booked the ex-Prime Minister of the UK, David Cameron, as the keynote speaker for their 2017 conference in […]

CIPS, ISM, Procurious and ProcureCon – the Procurement Conference Market Gets Even More Competitive

Global Procurement Tech Summit

Unfortunately, the Spend Matters Europe team was were not able to attend ProcureCon Indirect earlier this month for personal reasons. But we have two more […]

Baltimore Day Two – the Sun Shines on the ISM / Spend Matters Procurement Tech Summit

Day Two in the Big Brother house ... I'm sorry, day two at the ISM / Spend Matters Procurement Tech Summit and the number of […]

Greetings from Baltimore as ISM / Spend Matters Tech Summit Kicks Off

The Spend Matters / ISM Procurement Tech Summit opened in Baltimore last night - well, it was mainly registration, socialising and a certain amount of […]

Snap Poll With ISM: What’s the Procurement Value Mix Today? In 3 Years?

Our colleagues at Spend Matters US are conducting a snap poll in conjunction with the Institute for Supply Management (ISM) ahead of the ISM Metrics […]

Spend Matters 50/50: ISM – A Provider to Know in 2015

We announced here and here our two (not ranked) lists: Spend Matters 50 To Know and 50 To Watch firms for 2015/2016. In the first case, […]

ROSMA – a Flawed Measure of Procurement Performance

AT Kearney, a top consulting firm, ISM (the US-based Institute of Supply Management) and CIPS are promoting an AT Kearney metric called ROSMA - return on […]

Down the Procurement Pub with CIPS, Apple, SAP, ISM and Ben Khan

The CIPS Fellows last night had a very serious discussion about the future of the Chartered Member status, how procurement can position itself for the […]

ISM acquire ADR North America – US Institute moves further into professional services

Last week, the US based Institute of Supply Management announced the acquisition of ADR North America. Jason Busch and I caught up with ISM’s CEO […]