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Down the Procurement Pub with HICX, Jaggaer, CSR, CIPS and Blue Stones

Excuse my indulgence, but for the next few weeks, I may feature a few of my all-time favourite Down the Procurement Pub photos before I […]

A Taste of International Public Procurement Transformation Approaches and Attitudes

More than 500 participants from about 100 different countries gathered at the Global Public Procurement Conference in Washington DC in September. Over two days it offered […]

Procurement Policy and Kanye West – How Technology Can Change Document and Content Management

If I said we’re going to talk about procurement policy statements and other key documents – maybe standard operating models, process descriptions and the like […]

Views on Strategic Procurement from Coupa Customers

The first panel session of the day at Coupa Inspire recently was a customer Q&A moderated by Chandar Pattabhiram, Coupa’s CMO. He had lined up […]

Category Management Survey – An Invitation for You

At some point, we suspect that artificial intelligence might have a profound effect on category management, but in the meantime, it continues to be an […]

Down the Icelandic Procurement Pub with the £10 Beer …

Greetings from Iceland! We didn’t have a summer holiday this year, with daughter getting married and all that, so we are now as you read […]

Four Go To Coupa Inspire – And What We Found There

Stunning views yesterday of the iconic Canary Wharf skyscrapers from the Intercontinental Hotel, O2, host of Coupa Inspire. Our good friend and colleague over from […]

Are you Really Managing Procurement – Per Angusta Webinar Available On-Demand

Our recent webinar was titled Are you Really Managing Procurement – or Does Stuff Just Happen? It was sponsored by solution provider Per Angusta, and […]

PFI – The Biggest Rip-Off in UK Public Sector History?

The announcements in the UK government budget last week about PFI (Private Finance Initiative) came as no great surprise. Chancellor Philp Hammond signaled the end […]

Down the Procurement Pub with an Announcement, Bloom, Coupa and Sundara Karma Kama

So, a somewhat different Down the Procurement Pub today… with an announcement. After exactly 8 years of Spend Matters UK/Europe, I’ve decided it is time […]

Brexit is Coming! What Does Procurement Need to be Doing Now?

One fears that the reaction to any mention of Brexit today (in the UK at least) will either be a sigh or perhaps a diatribe, […]

NHS Procurement Review – A Rather Odd Consulting Approach?

I’ve agreed to Chair the “Future of Procurement in the NHS” conference (more details via that link) in Manchester in December. I’ll try and help […]