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1. Army Develops New Supply Chain
According to NextGov, the Army will develop the “most sophisticated supply chain system”. To do so it has awarded contracts worth more than $418 million to contractors.   Read the articleon NextGov ...
Created on 16 April 2018
2. Blockchain Comes to Mining.
Blockchain is helping mining companies bring transparency to the supply chain, reports Mining Technology. It can help them broker contracts between to firms, track commodities and even conflict minerals, ...
Created on 16 April 2018
3. Blockchain Obstacles and Opportunities
... to explore some of the many other uses of blockchain technology. Among those applications are peer-to-peer payments, smart contracts, digital voting, supply chain tracking, exchange of goods and secure ...
Created on 01 January 2018
4. Supply Chain Resolutions for 2017
If you've not yet developed your 2017 New Year's resolutions, fear not: Michael Gravier has produced a great list in a recent Industry Week article.It's a great compilation and, if you succeed with every ...
Created on 13 December 2016
5. Combating the Slow Pay Tactic
As a supplier, it's tough enough to meet customer expectations and contract conditions in the best of times. When customers begin to stretch out payments as a cash flow improvement tactic that is now in ...
Created on 06 September 2016
6. ERP Market Hits a Few Snags
ERP vendors are going through a lot of turmoil, with cloud computing, license model changes, and the strong dollar combining to affect year-over-year growth. None of the individual companies really excelled, ...
Created on 11 April 2016
7. What's the Difference: SasS, Cloud, or Hosted
... eal 'installation' or systems installed locally. Short term commitments - subscriptions are generally by the month. Cloud Low cost of entry. Short term contracts based on actual use of the resou ...
Created on 05 April 2016
8. Clouds Defined
... ally. Short term commitments - subscriptions are generally by the month. Cloud Low cost of entry. Short term contracts based on actual use of the resources. Requires little planning with  ...
Created on 29 December 2015
9. Building a Buying Engine
How do you start to build your own guided buying engine? Well, Pierre Mitchell from the Spend Matters group has some good ideas.He provides the basics in a recent article on their site, and the benefits ...
Created on 28 December 2015
10. Difference Between Outsourcing and Managed Services
... ity of managing a company's people and processes to minimize operational disruption while outsourcing contracts typically involve processes being managed by new resources, often in a lower cost environ ...
Created on 28 August 2015
11. Why VANs are Important to the Transportation/3PL Industry
...  proprietary, then they have a big lock for follow-on contracts, called Sole Source Justification. The notice for award w/o bid goes something like this: As XYZ Corp. is the only company with knowledg ...
Created on 06 August 2015
12. You Too Can Be An EDI Service Provider
... t VANs are obsolete! The current externally configured VAN structure (big solutions, long contracts) is better implemented as a Web Services API (Application Programming Interface). That will give you t ...
Created on 02 February 2015
13. Electronic Invoicing On Rapid Uptick
... the third straight year of record revenues. The company gained 64 new customer contracts in 2014, joining the more than 80,000 companies operating on its business network. In 2014 alone, more than $84 ...
Created on 19 January 2015
14. Electronic Invoicing On The Upswing Worldwide
... as of January 1, 2016, suppliers to the Federal Administration with contracts valued at or above 5000 CHF will be required to utilize e-invoices.  While the Swiss Federal Administration has been capable ...
Created on 05 December 2014
15. Egypt Hopes New Suez Canal Dredging To Double Revenues, Improve Economy
... route between Europe and Asia. Six firms, two from the Netherlands, two from Belgium and one each from the UAE and the United States, recently signed contracts to dredge the new canal. Meanwhile, the ...
Created on 22 October 2014
16. Impact of the Latest Ariba Outage
When supplier networks are up and running, it's a beautiful thing for automating processes and improving workflow. When they aren't, it's a nightmare.Spend Matters' Pierre Mitchell reviews the latest Ariba ...
Created on 13 May 2014
17. Bigger is Not Always Better – Exploring EDI Solutions
Recently I've had opportunity to converse with suppliers who have won contracts with large organizations….refreshing to see.  Maybe our economy is continuing to turn for the better - that's only my own opini ...
Created on 27 January 2014
18. Contracts and the ERP
Contract management is always a challenge that usually takes place in an informational 'silo'. Is there a better approach?In a Spend Matters post, Joe Alphonse looks at how ERP and other central systems ...
Created on 02 January 2014
19. Procurement Risks
The term 'supply chain risk' covers a lot of ground because supply chains are so complex. Each component of the chain, whether it's logistics, warehouse management, inventory control, or whatever, has ...
Created on 23 June 2013
20. EDI Costs are Rising
... e provided by external service providers that you have contracts with. And the prices can fluctuate based on either contract provisions or arbitrary changes in price schedules. Specifically these cos ...
Created on 29 May 2013