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We asked Chief Execs: what should the business focus on in times of crisis? – Keep Liquidity Going

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As we wrote earlier this week, here and here, Spend Matters’ analysts and editors are well placed to hear from the market about what would […]

We asked Chief Execs: what can procurement do for the business in times of crisis? – Orchestration and Control

As a procurement- and supply-related research, news and publishing platform, Spend Matters’ analysts and editors are well placed to hear from the market about what […]

We asked Chief Execs: what can procurement do for the business in times of crisis? – Process Continuity

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As a procurement- and supply-related research, news and publishing platform, Spend Matters’ analysts and editors are well placed to hear from the market about what […]

Contagion in the Supply Chain – advice from an insolvency professional

Nick Hood, Business Risk Analyst at Company Watch, was one of the standout speakers at eWorld on March 3rd. Nick has spent the past 25 […]

Procurement in Difficult Times – Don’t Use Your Hammer, Use Your Brain!

Four years ago, our then MD Peter Smith wrote a blog about Procurement's strategies and actions in times of trouble. Some readers have requested this […]

Category Management – still a value-creation tool for procurement, Part 2

Yesterday we began our conversation with Mark Webb of Future Purchasing about whether category management has had its day or is still as critical to […]

Category Management: still a value-creation tool for procurement – part 1

Category Management has long been - in fact for about 30 years - referred to as the most powerful instrument in procurement’s tool box. As […]

A.T. Kearney lays down fundamentals of a plastics exit strategy before 2021

Procurement teams across the EU will need to adjust their mindset alongside their supply chains in preparation for the upcoming ban on single-use plastics set […]

eWorld London overview – not deserted as we almost expected

Yesterday we attended eWorld in London, although we had been wondering whether anyone would turn up for this global, procurement and supply industry event given […]

How procurement value transformation was achieved at BT – an eWorld keynote

It’s not too late to register for eWorld Procurement and Supply which takes place next Tuesday March 3rd in London. eWorld gathers procurement practitioners, solution […]

GSCOP – Get trained, know the code, speak up!

We haven’t heard from 4C Associates in some time, but they look to have been busy with new hires and a new website. We’ll be […]

In Case You Missed It … Procurement and Supply Market 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 […]