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.

Spend Matters’ 50 Providers to Watch/50 Providers to Know to be released at SIG Procurement Technology Summit

We will be releasing our 7th annual ‘50 Providers to Know/50 Providers to Watch’ lists on April 21st in conjunction with the SIG Procurement Technology Summit, where we will be handing out recognition plaques to providers on the exhibition floor. To be considered by the Spend Matters analyst team for next year’s 50 to Watch/Know lists, procurement service providers can create a free listing in the Spend Matters’ Almanac, a directory which contains 500+ vendor descriptions across 25 service/technology categories as well as over 140 unbiased analyst insights and related articles.

50/50 Webinar

Our Chief Research Officer Pierre Mitchell will co-host a Q&A webinar with Analyst Magnus Bergfors to explore what you should know about the procurement technology and service providers on the 2020 lists. The webinar will take place on Thursday, April 30th – at 10:00am CT for US viewers and 3:00pm GMT for European viewers.

Don't forget Magnus will be speaking, virtually, for Basware at:

Basware, Push, Play, Connect to take place virtually between April 21 and 23 - more details to come on the website here.  Magnus will be discussing a favourite topic of his - 'to suite or not to suite.'

Coronavirus updates/news/advice

riskmethods has released its Supply Chain Visibility Kit™ to help enterprises quickly understand which segments of their supply network are impacted by the coronavirus

Consider these procurement technology providers to get you through the COVID-19 Pandemic (Part 1: Introduction) [PRO]

McKinsey issues COVID-19: Implications for business

CIPS issues practical steps for supply chain managers

Coronavirus and Supply Risk Management: Tips for being prepared

Coronavirus update: Trade with Europe isn’t part of U.S. travel ban

As coronavirus outbreak forces firms to cancel events, these tips can help you negotiate with the venues

Procurement Leaders (and others) postpone event as coronavirus precaution

Managing Metal Price Volatility: How the Coronavirus Will Impact Metal Prices Throughout 2020 - March 20

Special Webinar – IACCM - Coronavirus (Covid-19): the contractual implications

Public Spend Forum - webinar March 16 - Force Majeure? Understanding Your Rights and Responsibilities as a Government Contractor 

And in other news ...

UK Police £100m contract for interpretation services starts Sept 2020 for 7 years – suppliers can start applying via DPS

British Steel sale completes

DXC Technology and Tradeshift align to transform Accounts Payable and Procurement processes

Vodafone launches cybersecurity managed service

Inverto appoints Thibault Lecat as second MD for UK expansion  

IR35 - Government needs to end this confusing legislation

70% percent surge in online payment fraud in 2019 Report

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