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Research papers

Managing Complex Categories – recommendations from our new paper

We recently launched our briefing paper, snappily titled “Managing Complex Categories – Beware the Complexity of Standardisation!”  It’s sponsored by Marketing Services spend management company […]

Procurement and Marketing – Demonstrating Corporate Social Responsibility in the Marketing Services World

Last week we launched a short research paper titled “Demonstrating Corporate Social Responsibility in the Marketing Services World”. It was produced in conjunction with ProProcure, […]

State of Flux new Supplier Relationship Management report out today

The latest State of Flux Supplier Relationship Management (SRM) annual survey was released today. It seems to get bigger every year, this one running to […]

CSR and Marketing Spend – a new Spend Matters Paper

Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) continues to be a hot topic for the procurement profession and of course for many of our colleagues in other parts […]

A Seat at the Top Table – Board representation is about you AND the procurement function

We introduced our new paper “A Seat at the Top Table” the other day, available to download here, and written by Ed Cross, Executive Director […]

The Analytical CPO – reader comments and another extract

(Please note - I drafted this piece a couple of days ago so I haven't included the very recent comments here!) Thanks for all the […]

Contract Management – Building the Business Case, part 3

The wait is over! Part 3 of “Building the Business Case for Contract Management” is now available, with thanks to sponsors BravoSolution. That means you […]

Spend Matters Paper: Choosing the Right Tools – How Procurement Can Better Align with Both Trade and Brand Marketing’s Needs

Phew - made it! The last paper! So here’s a plan - through August and into September we’re highlighting all the research papers, briefings and […]

Spend Matters Papers: Contract Management – making the business case for investment

So here’s a plan - through August and into September we’re highlighting all the research papers, briefings and so on that we’ve produced in the […]

Spend Matters Paper – Putting the Supplier at the Heart of Procurement Thinking

So here’s a plan - through August we’re going to highlight all the research papers, briefings and so on that we’ve produced in the last […]

Spend Matters Papers: Supplier Lifecycle Management

So here’s a plan - through August we’re going to highlight all the research papers, briefings and so on that we’ve produced in the last […]

Spend Matters Papers: Balancing internal and external service provision – key decisions for procurement professionals

So here’s a plan - through August we’re going to highlight all the research papers, briefings and so on that we’ve produced in the last […]