Spend Matters UK/Europe Weekly Round-Up

Spend Matters UK has started a new feature: "Procurement Question of the Week". Check out this week's question here, dealing with driving procurement benefit from spend analysis.

Procurement heads on the Boards? Check out the debate over on Procurement Leaders to see a sarcastic comment by Peter and some commentary "about various reports claiming that CPOs are now on a high percentage of company Boards."

Government 'lean procurement' review – details and predictions -- We reported a while ago that Cabinet Office had instigated a 'lean procurement' study. Following a Freedom of Information request, we got a bit more information about it.

Health Exclusive – NHS SBS 'acquires' procurement agency and the follow up to the news. -- "We see this as a positive move generally mainly on the grounds that the new entity will be able to offer range of services to health customers; and it may start the process of a much-needed rationalisation of the overly complicated procurement 'landscape' in Health."

A Spend Matters guest columnist gives quite a good outlook on where music is going in 2011.

- Sheena Moore

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