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Procurement good practice

A focus on SMEs – social value and a cost-saving initiative

Apart from various Home Office initiatives, which include the spending target/aspiration/ambition with SMEs, and The Prompt Payment Code in response to the Government’s ‘Creating a […]

The dangers of dirty data — How to do a quick and easy spot-check

“Data is not my responsibility or a priority as a CPO” … Yes it is! Data should be everyone’s responsibility, from the bottom of an […]

How to run an IT change programme without destroying your reputation

This Sponsored Post comes from Mark Elkington, Senior Managing Consultant at Barkers Commercial Services Limited. When IT projects go wrong they can threaten the very […]

UK and US finance leaders on the role of Procurement in the business

The April 2020 Proxima Finance Leaders Outlook report, a survey* of CFOs and financial directors in the UK and the US, also has some interesting […]

Why invest in a contract management solution? Listen to our webinar and the question will be – why wouldn’t you?

We have just hosted an interactive webinar with eProcurement specialists Medius (Wax Digital) drawing on their expertise in the contract management space: “Contract Management – […]

Proactis at eWorld – the next decade of procurement

In our overview of eworld, we said we would tell you more about the session on What Might the New Decade Have in Store for […]

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 […]