2018 Beeline Conference: CEO Doug Leeby Talks Integration Hurdles, What Lies Ahead

Doug Leeby kicked off the 2018 Beeline Conference Tuesday with a talk on how Beeline has done over the past year and where it is headed. Given our interest in Beeline’s progress post-merger with IQNavigator, Leeby’s talk was very helpful. Compared with past years, Leeby’s keynote was notably more serious, focused on the here and now rather than technology and innovation. Specifically, Leeby emphasized Beeline’s increased “customer focus” — no doubt of critical importance given the typical challenges that come with integrating two companies.

Afternoon Coffee: LawGeex Raises $12 Million in New Funding, Tesla Temporarily Halts Model 3 Production Again

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LawGeex, a relatively new vendor in the contract management space, announced Tuesday it had closed a $12 million funding round led by venture capital fund Aleph. Tesla’s beleaguered Model 3 sedan is halting production again this week, this time for four to five days to “improve automation” on the assembly line. Afternoon Coffee brings you the latest in procurement and supply chain news.

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