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ProcureCon Indirect – SRM with Les Ball (and Others)

How do the largest and top-performing firms address the key issue of Supplier Relationship Management, what tools do they use and what are the other […]

Down the Procurement Pub with CIOs, April Fools and A. K. Paul

OK, it has been Easter week and whilst we have been working, the Spend Matters team has taken a few days out between us to […]

Procurement and Cyber Security – New Best Friends?

We are delighted to publish this post by Lucy Ashdown, head of network compliance for Tungsten Network, leading global eInvoicing, financing and analytics expert.   Cyber security […]

Bid Feedback – What Procurement Says, What Procurement Means

Here is another of our "best of" posts from 2015 for your holiday period reading pleasure!  ____________ I still do a small amount of consulting work […]

Charles Dominick of Next Level Purchasing Gives Us His Ten Commandments

Going back to our “10 commandments for procurement” theme that we’re looking at this summer, it's been pointed out to us that there is an […]

Procurement – The Innovation Mavens

Alan Day, Chairman and Founder State of Flux, discusses how Procurement can become idea mavens for their organisation and how information on supplier innovation can be […]

Selecting the Right Outsourcing Provider

Milan Panchmatia, Director at 4C Associates, leading procurement consulting / outsourcing services provider, gives professional advice on procurement outsourcing.  Deciding to bring on a third-party provider can have […]

Dealing with Price Volatility in the Food and Drink Sector

We are delighted to publish another thought-provoking post from Milan Panchmatia, Director  at 4C Associates, a well established procurement consulting and managed services firm, on how strategic procurement departments in […]

Encouraging Risk, Procurement Scenario Planning, Robert Plant’s 65th Birthday

Direct procurement webinar next week! Join Pierre Mitchell and E2open's Mondher Ben Hamida as they discuss the results of our recent direct procurement survey conducted with ISM. Takeaways include: […]

Procurement Transformation Webinar: Separating Out Transformational Leaders

On Thursday of this week (March 28th) at 11:00 AM EDT, I’ll be participating in a webinar with Emptoris/IBM that is tackling the topic of the future […]

Procurement Buzzword-Palooza Part 2: ‘Power Words’ (and Titles)

Words are powerful, and can obviously be used to convey meaning and exert influence. This is not just in mission statements or presentations, but also […]

Procurement and Finance Week on Spend Matters US

In looking back at what we’ve written in the past week, I realized that at least 80% of it had something to do with finance, […]