What does procurement need to know about the “circular economy”?

...a lot, it turns out. Many people we've spoken with haven't even heard the phrase. But have no fear: we're hosting a webinar on the topic shortly after Valentine's Day and we're even making it The Breakfast Club-themed for all you John Hughes enthusiasts. Here's more from Jason Busch: "The circular economy is here to stay (but we bet you don’t even know what it is). Don’t worry. We didn’t either. But we spent the past Saturday afternoon in detention studying. Like the cast of The Breakfast Club, regardless of what walk of procurement, finance, or supply chain life you come, it pays to come together on such an important topic – even if you ignored it until now. And we promise a much kinder (and captivating) show than the teachers at Shermer High School can put on."

We'd love if you'd join us for Lessons From The Procurement Breakfast Club: Cramming for the Circular Economy Exam, on Wednesday, February 18 from 1-2pm Central. (Out of your time zone? Have no fear: register anyway and we'll send you the slides and recording).

In other US news:

Spend Matters PRO prices are going up on February 1We expect 2015 to be a huge year for us. In addition to expanding our research and client service team to 12 analysts, we’ve also grown our coverage areas by both topic and geography and have amplified our commentary on services procurement. Not to mention the fact that this year will mark PRO’s third birthday, and you can see why we’re not only excited about what’s to come but thrilled at how much progress has been made in just 3 short years!

Jason Busch discusses some features he'd like to see in Uber for Business. We also think Uber may hail a "new era of corporate T&E."

We continue our exploration of Deloitte's 2014 CPO Study:

We have some new (free) research around how it's actually possible to integrate Cloud P2P solutions with SAP.

And finally, will Ariba and SAP increasingly abandon "upstream" innovation in 2015?

This week in music, it's Steve Gunn. When my husband initially put Way Out Weather on the turntable I thought it was a 70's-era gem he picked up. Turns out it was released in 2014. Listen and enjoy:

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