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1. Preparing Your Business for the Holiday Rush
(Retail)
Consumers are continually increasing their holiday spending budgets year-over-year. With more sales opportunities than ever before, can your business handle the influx of orders, customers, and shipments? ...
Created on 04 December 2017
2. Online Holiday Shoppers May Break Distribution Channels
(Retail)
Early results from 2017 holiday shopping show big increases in spending. As of this writing brick and mortar results are still preliminary with Cyber Monday and weekend online purchases still not tallied. ...
Created on 27 November 2017
3. Hospitals Can Save Money in Supply Chain
(News)
According to Healthcare Finance, hospitals overspend $10 million dollars a year in their supply chain. Supply chain costs for hospitals are the second biggest expense, with labor being the largest cost, ...
Created on 10 October 2017
4. The Procurement Pyramid
(News)
You might be familiar with Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs from your PSYC101 class at the U. Are you aware, though, that the procurement function can utilize a similar strategy? In a guest article on Spen ...
Created on 23 March 2017
5. AI Heats Up
(News)
...  Spend Matters site and selects a couple that should have some impact to supply chain and procurement processes. Read about them HERE. ...
Created on 21 March 2017
6. Blockchain and the Supply Chain
(News)
The hot technology topic of the year is blockchain. It's a bit complicated to explain, but Taras Berezowsky on the Spend Matters site not only provides a handy primer on the subject but also gives us  ...
Created on 15 March 2017
7. Sustainability Can Drive Innovation
(News)
In a guest article on the Spend Matters site, Jean Sweeney of 3M describes how sustainability and innovation can peacefully coexist. What can seem like a set of conflicting goals can be complementary and ...
Created on 14 March 2017
8. The Path to a Sustainable Supply Chain
(News)
...  to be on revenue growth and brand strength. On the Spend Matters site, Suhas Apte and Jagdish Sheth explain how this approach builds value. Check it out HERE.  ...
Created on 09 March 2017
9. Developing Risk Management Practices
(News)
Risk awareness in the procurement function has improved considerably. However, risk management is still not consistent across the business landscape.On the Spend Matters site, Sydney Lazarus provides a ...
Created on 06 March 2017
10. Summary of Deloitte's CPO Survey
(News)
Sydney Lazarus reviews recent Deloitte research of Chief Procurement Officers (CPO) on the Spend Matters site.He identifies the big concerns about disruptive technologies and talent gaps/shortages and ...
Created on 25 February 2017
11. Millennials in Supply Chain Roles
(News)
...  bring to the table.In a 2 part series on the Spend Matters site, Sydney Lazarus spells it out in detail. Read part 1 of the series HERE and part 2 HERE. ...
Created on 24 February 2017
12. Best-of-Breed vs ERP Series
(News)
Spend Matters has put together a great series on the ERP vs. Best-of-Breed topic. We posted the first installment but the subsequent ones by Pierre Mitchell were just as helpful. Links to the first ...
Created on 23 February 2017
13. Where is Procurement Heading?
(News)
... c is obvious, but with technological innovation continuing to shake things up, what else is on the way?On the Spend Matters site, Sydney Lazarus makes a few recommendations based on research he's seen. Ch ...
Created on 16 February 2017
14. P2P 101
(News)
eProcurement is a word that gets thrown around a lot these days, but what does it really encompass? It's a broad concept that fortunately the folks at Spend Matters have done a great job taking apart fo ...
Created on 14 February 2017
15. ERP vs. BoB Fight Continues
(News)
Spend Matters is running a great series on the eternal 'ERP vs. Best-of-Breed' question. The first installment by Taras Berezowsky lays out the issue and how they'll approach it.Although it has supposed ...
Created on 09 February 2017
16. How's That Cloud Working Out?
(News)
Are you getting everything you expect from your cloud applications? Is performance up to standards and, more importantly, are you receiving the financial results you signed up for?In a Spend Matters article, ...
Created on 07 February 2017
17. Blockchains in Procurement?
(News)
We've heard the term 'blockchain' a lot over the past year or so. It's interesting to note its advancement along the 'hype cycle' as we read of potential uses for the technology.Thomas Cherian, on the S ...
Created on 29 January 2017
18. Connectivity Benefits for Suppliers
(News)
... of not being connected.Read the article on the Spend Matters site HERE.  ...
Created on 28 January 2017
19. Supplier Networks, Part 2
(News)
... standpoints are significant. Read the article on the Spend Matters site HERE. ...
Created on 26 January 2017
20. P2P Network Options
(News)
... managers must make on how to address requirements. It's a great start to an important topic on the Spend Matters site. Read about it HERE.  ...
Created on 24 January 2017