In Case You Missed It … Procurement, Supply and Coronavirus Roundup

We can't comment on every press release that hits our desks, but here are a few market news stories this week that we thought we should bring to your attention, and some of our own you may have missed.

How to run an IT change programme without destroying your reputation

A new whitepaper from UK procurement and commercial services firm Barkers, highlights the pitfalls to watch out for when running an IT change programme. Many of the tips included, while focused on IT Services Contracts, are equally applicable to service contracts for areas other than IT. Download the paper here.

50 To Watch and 50 To Know vendors - analyst videos

This year we have launched a set of vidoes alongside our 50/50 list release in advance of SIG’s Procurement Technology Summit (May 11-15, 2020).  The videos feature one of our analysts talking about why the vendor made the list, its strengths and what sets it apart.

Spend Matters debuts ‘Vendor Analysis'

Spend Matters will start using the name “Vendor Analysis” for our analysts’ PRO subscription content about procurement technology providers and their solutions. The previous names, Vendor Snapshot and Vendor Introduction, have already been changed in our archive, but the content will remain the same.

Coronavirus: vendor news roundup

(Find all our coronavirus coverage here)

Good to see so many firms pulling together at this time - see also last week's roundup for more firms' initiatives. This week - in no order other than when it arrived in our inbox:

Inverto completes supply chain, finance and procurement leaders Covid-19 navigation study

In its new report Inverto, the procurement and supply chain management consultancy arm of Boston Consulting Group, discovers what leaders in supply chain, finance and procurement are doing to keep their companies running. Nearly two-thirds of companies have now taken business resilience, liquidity and supply measures to maintain their business activities.

Every UK manufacturer that is helping to produce PPE and equipment for NHS workers

The Manufacturer is keeping a list/showcase of all UK-based manufacturing firms that are providing Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), such as masks, shield, gowns, gloves, hand sanitiser and medical equipment, to the NHS with a particular emphasis on those who have changed their usual production output. You can add your firm to the list.

Online tool uses Everest Group data to track COVID-19 impact on outsourcing locations

Everest Group has created a dynamic and interactive tracker that provides a comparative view on COVID-19 risk exposure across locations and also how the risk has evolved in the last two months across 37 countries. The tracker is updated every weekday.

New Free Coronavirus News-based Monitor

To help data-driven professionals face the challenging new market conditions, Ravenpack launched a live and interactive website to help navigate the oceans of information currently available on the novel coronavirus and its impact on world affairs.

Avetta Joins National Safety Council

Avetta has joined the National Safety Council task force to support the SAFER: Safe Actions for Employee Returns initiative – a comprehensive, multifaceted plan developed to guide employers through the process of safely resuming traditional work and operations now and in a post-pandemic environment.


Spend Matters Coronavirus Response - We are asking readers for their view from the Covid-19 trenches, on what you are perceiving and what would really help. Please fill in the survey and tell us your pain points, depending on what you share we’ll follow up with you directly. This is a non-commercial effort to help procurement organisations understand how they can help themselves, their supply chains, and beyond.

Spend Matters - PRO series examining categories of relevant solutions that procurement, finance and supply chain organisations should investigate to reduce, and even mitigate, coronavirus supply risk, is now free - see our coronavirus roundup and interviews with CEOs on procurement in crisis here.


And in other news ...

AI-powered process mining software Celonis launches new operational applications

The Digital Transformation of Supply Chain: Lux Research report categorises the supply chain into six distinct parts: planning and forecasting, purchasing and procurement, inventory, warehousing, transport, and supply chain platforms

GROHE selects JAGGAER to help simplify highly complex logistics and procurement process

Santander strengthens international trade operations for SMEs with completion of investment in Ebury

UK Business department gets ministerial direction for coronavirus grants

Xeeva Unveils Significant Enhancements Across Its Indirect Spend Management Solutions


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