The Great Supplier Network Debate – and Some New Music!

It’s the time of year at Spend Matters where if we’re not furiously writing or attending or speaking at any number of procurement events, we’re putting together free webinars just for you, our readers, to attend. Here are three that will be coming your way in the next few weeks:

Tuesday, May 21, 2013 9-10am CDT

The Great Debate: Will Supplier Networks Thrive, Implode, or Evolve?

This is what AP, treasury, procurement, and supply chain managers need to know about the future of eProcurement, e-invoicing and business connectivity - featuring a live panel discussion that incorporates audience questions and commentary in real-time. Jason Busch wrote about what you can expect on this one here (including the possibility of throwing chairs at Tradeshift’s Christian Lanng!)

Thursday, May 30, 10-11am CDT

Good Data: Spend Analysis Tactics to Attack Supplier Performance Management

What if it were possible to turn supplier performance data (typically fragmented, unstructured, and transactional) into globally comparable, actionable information that actually shows your total cost of ownership? It is, and Spend Matters Lead Analyst Thomas Kase sat down with German Torres of FMC Technologies (a major oil and gas company with $6.5B in revenue) to find out how.

Wednesday, June 5,  11am-12pm CDT

Putting the Supplier at the Heart of Procurement

You may have seen Peter’s post on this one yesterday - be sure to not only register for the event, but keep an eye out for the free research paper that will come with it!

In other news this week:

New music!

For music, I'm going to leave the new Vampire Weekend and the new Daft Punk alone. Here is a wonderful little band out of Seattle called Charms (they somewhat remind me of a modern-day Close Lobsters, who I previously mentioned here).

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