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procurement best practice

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Supplier Management – Exploring Regulation and Reputation

One of our more recent papers this year comes courtesy of Peter Smith in conjunction with supplier information management firm HICX. The firm held a breakfast […]

Supplier Management Moves To The Top of The Procurement Agenda

Daniel Ball, business development director, Wax Digital, explains why SRM is becoming more important than ever. Traditionally, businesses have come to market for eProcurement technology […]

The Importance of Linking Your Sales and Bid Teams

We wrote at the end of last year about how Procurement can play an important role in Sales, and wondered why we don’t see much […]

Best Practice – The Holy Grail of Procurement

Another of the presentations we attended at eWorld on March 1st came from Graham Bell and Peter Stediford, both client engagement managers at Capita Integrated […]

Public Spend Forum Europe – Public Procurement Highlights from this Week

Public Spend Forum Europe is dedicated to European public sector procurement, and aims to be a global community and knowledge network for public procurement and the public […]

Negotiation: Time To Change Mindset and Approach? Part 1

This advisory post comes to us from Christo Zeller, Principal, at Efficio, the procurement consulting firm. Part 2 follows tomorrow. Picture the following scenario: a supplier […]

SRM and the Importance of Teamwork

Towards the end of last year, we ran a series of supplier relationship management-related posts from ex-CPO, SRM guru and Managing Director at Four Pillars, David […]

Time To Rebalance Procurement’s ‘Cost over Value’ Philosophy

Daniel Ball, Founder and  Director at Wax Digital considers the cost over value equation that shapes our purchasing decisions. According to a survey by retail analyst Conlumino, […]

A Firm but Fair Approach to Supplier Portal Use

Supplier portal engagement can be a major challenge: Daniel Ball, director at Wax Digital, UK eProcurement solution provider of Source-to-Pay solutions to mid-size and large […]