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The supplier data quality dilemma – what it means for procurement

While it is widely accepted that digital transformation relies on the effective application of digital technologies, a recent report into the challenges and opportunities associated […]

Beyond Command and Control – a Better Way of Contracting for Complex Services?

John Seddon is a highly original and interesting thinker, whose work over the years has often gone against the grain of conventional ideas about business […]

Hays / CIPS Salary Guide Out Now – and Wisdom from the CIPS CEO

Last week, the 2019 Hays / CIPS Procurement Salary Guide report was launched (in the very pleasant setting of the Cap Gemini conference suite, on […]

A Licence to Play – Procurement Book Review

Spend Matters published a short extract a few weeks back from a relatively new book, A Licence to Play, published by Pelckmans Pro.  I promised […]

A Licence To Play – Business Management Through a Procurement Lens

We recently discovered a new procurement book - A Licence to Play. It is written by three senior procurement, purchasing and supply chain professionals who […]

CIPS Paper – The Future of Procurement and Supply Management (Part 2)

Today we’re continuing our review of the recent CIPS publication, The Future of Procurement and Supply Management (PSM) (see part 1 yesterday). The second part […]

CIPS Paper – The Future of Procurement and Supply Management

As we said last week, we will be looking at “the Future of Procurement” over the summer. The recent CIPS publication, The Future of Procurement […]

Book Review: “Relationship Management – Unlocking the Hidden Value in Your Supply Base”

It’s almost four years since we reviewed Jonathan O’Brien’s book “Supplier Relationship Management – Unlocking the hidden value in your supply base”. This impressive work, […]

Basware Report on Prompt Payments – Still An Issue for UK SMEs

Last week Payments and eProcurement firm Basware published the results of a UK survey around small business and prompt payment. The survey of over 2,000 […]

eProcurement 2018 Trends and Forecast – and Fixing the Tail!

Our colleagues at Spend Matters US last week published a very good series of articles as part of the PRO subscription service, looking at 2018 […]

Latest Edbury Daley Report on Procurement Recruitment Paints a Stormy Landscape

Manchester-based global procurement technology recruitment specialists, Edbury Daley, have just released their second report of this year into the conditions and trends in the procurement […]