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Afternoon Coffee: Tariffs, uncertainty remain after U.S.-China trade deal; 6 AP automation firms merge into 1; federal supply chain plan decried

After the United States and China signed the phase one of their trade deal yesterday, businesses are trying to figure out what the tariffs and terms mean for their supply chains. In other news, six expense and AP automation firms — Abacus, Captio, Certify, Chrome River, Nexonia and Tallie — merge into one and call the company Emburse. A new proposal that would let the Commerce Department cancel international deals is getting pushback. And a panel of experts has recommendations for the FAA over Boeing's grounded 787 MAX. Afternoon Coffee brings you the latest procurement and supply chain news.

Afternoon Coffee: U.S., China sign initial trade deal; Amazon ends FedEx ban; Cleo updates solution; ‘50/50’ for 2020

The U.S. and China on Wednesday signed phase one of a trade agreement that begins to curb a trade war in its second year. In other news, Amazon eases its ban on using FedEx Ground. And the implementation provider Cleo updates its solution that helps supply chains. Afternoon Coffee brings you the latest news in procurement and supply chain news.

Afternoon Coffee: Tradeshift restructuring; Is ‘New Law’ like Atrium disrupting itself?; U.S. won’t label China a currency manipulator; Shelby Group funding

Tradeshift announces a $240 million funding round, and CEO Christian Lanng talks to Spend Matters about the details, strategy and the future. Read the full interview here. In other news, China won't be labeled a currency manipulator, the U.S. Treasury says. And catch up on interesting developments in New Law, where tech considerations have outweighed having lawyers for one business, Atrium. Afternoon Coffee brings you the latest in procurement and supply chain news.

Afternoon Coffee: It’s time to update Almanac for “50/50”; U.S.-China trade war analyzed; 737 Max grounding may hurt GDP

This year, the annual Spend Matters “50 Providers to Know” and “50 Providers to Watch” lists will be released April 22 at the SIG Procurement Technology Summit in Florida. To be considered for the lists, your company must have an up-to-date listing in the Spend Matters Almanac. Be sure to add or update your listing here by Feb. 7! In other news, the U.S.-China trade deal's phase one will be signed this week, and The Wall Street Journal takes a look back at the two years of tariffs and the fallout. And the Treasury secretary says the grounding of the Boeing 737 Max could hurt the GDP this year. Afternoon Coffee brings you the latest in procurement and supply chain news.

Commodities Roundup: WTO rules on Airbus subsidies, GM strike drags on, steel prices decline

For the buyers and category managers out there, especially those of you deep in the weeds of buying and managing commodities, here’s a quick rundown of news and thoughts from particular commodity markets. MetalMiner, a sister site to Spend Matters, scours the landscape for what matters. This week:

Commodities Roundup: China’s steel production rises; U.S. seeks rare earths sources; gloomy copper forecast; September auto sales decline

For the buyers and category managers out there, especially those of you deep in the weeds of buying and managing commodities, here’s a quick rundown of news and thoughts from particular commodity markets. MetalMiner, a sister site of ours, scours the landscape for what matters. This week:

Commodities Roundup: Housing starts, steel prices and Greenland’s melting ice

For the buyers and category managers out there, especially those of you deep in the weeds of buying and managing commodities, here’s a quick rundown of news and thoughts from particular commodity markets. MetalMiner, a sister site of ours, scours the landscape for what matters. This week:

Commodities Roundup: EU revisits steel quotas; GM worker strike; oil prices rise after attack in Saudi

For the buyers and category managers out there, especially those of you deep in the weeds of buying and managing commodities, here’s a quick rundown of news and thoughts from particular commodity markets. MetalMiner, a sister site of ours, scours the landscape for what matters. This week:

Afternoon Coffee: SolutionMap updates quarterly rankings; new Deloitte-ASCM digital tool; Cargill expanding in China

For this quarter, Spend Matters has updated its SolutionMap rankings of 56 procurement software providers. In other news, Deloitte and ASCM teamed up on a project to help businesses digitally transform, releasing the Digital Capabilities Model for Supply Networks. Also, agribusiness giant Cargill is expanding in China. And U.S. factory production rises for August, but the U.S.-China trade war has dragged it down over the last 12 months, the AP reports. Afternoon Coffee brings you the latest procurement and supply chain news.

Commodities Roundup: Gold, Auto Sales and Stock Market Tremors

For the buyers and category managers out there, especially those of you deep in the weeds of buying and managing commodities, here’s a quick rundown of news and thoughts from particular commodity markets. MetalMiner, a sister site of ours, scours the landscape for what matters. This week:

Afternoon Coffee: Upwork reports second-quarter growth; China imports oil from Iran despite U.S. sanctions; Huawei ban update

Get an update on Upwork's second-quarter financial results, and learn more about China's oil imports from Iran as well as more information about the U.S. restrictions on Huawei telecommunications. Also, take a look at how an organic grocer is upgrading its supply chain. Afternoon Coffee brings you the latest news about procurement and supply chains.