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Public Spend Forum – a new US website from Spend Matters and Censeo Consulting

My US colleague Jason Busch and Spend Matters US have teamed up to launch a new US website – Public Spend Forum. It is a […]

Procurement isn’t aligned with strategies for business success – Guy Strafford comments

Guy Strafford, one of the directors of Proxima, procurement outsourcing service providers,  has written a very thought provoking piece on their blog. You can read […]

Supplier networks and the Purchasing Insight fee calculator

Continuing our supplier networks theme this week, Pete Loughlin at Purchasing Insight (who is always worth reading and incredibly knowledgeable on P2P and e-invoicing stuff) […]

NHS Shared Business Services – our series isn’t liked by everyone!

You may have read our series on the NHS Shared Services operation (SBS) that we published just before Christmas, following my visit to their centre […]

More about the Horses for Sources debate on the “outsourcing” definition

We discussed last week the soul-searching going on at Horses for Sources, the outsourcing advisory firm, around the very use and definition of the term […]

What’s in a name? Horses for Sources asks – whither Outsourcing?

Horses for Sources is the incredibly successful outsourcing advisory service (based on a excellent website / blog social media approach) run by Phil Fersht. Recently, […]

Responsible Procurement – a free guide to an important topic

We featured a guest post recently from Alis Sindbjerg Hemmingsen who runs Responsible Procurement Excellence, a consulting / advisory firm based in Copenhagen. We haven’t […]

Procurement as “Trusted Advisors” – well, sometimes…

We featured David Atkinson’s excellent piece on the role of procurement yesterday. He sees the “trusted advisor” as the role to which procurement should aspire. […]

The democratisation of procurement thought leadership – part 2

We commented yesterday on part 1 of Jason Busch’s series for Spend Matters US, covering the growing ecosystem of procurement thought leadership. In his second […]

The democratisation of procurement thought leadership (part 1)

Jason Busch (Spend Matters US) has written a couple of posts recently around the growth in the number of sources of information and ideas in […]

Procurement Outsourcing – Xchanging, Proxima, Procurian and insight from HfS

We reported here and here on the name changes from the buyingTeam and ICG Commerce to Proxima and Procurian respectively.  And it’s been an interesting […]

Staffordshire, Somerset – more on procurement outsourcing

We had another bumper set of comments on our article covering the Staffordshire Council outsource of procurement.  If you haven’t read them, do go and […]