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1. Blockchain and the Supply Chain
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 a ...
Created on 15 March 2017
2. P2P Network Options
In the first of a series on supplier networks, Xavier Olivera reviews the capabilities that need to be mixed and matched by participants. He takes us through the P2P process and identifies decisions ...
Created on 24 January 2017
3. History of Procurement Software
Jason Busch takes an ambitious shot at tracing the history of procurement technology in a recent piece on the Spend Matters site. It's a great start at identifying how procurement has grown up along with ...
Created on 20 December 2016
4. Analyzing Procurement Technology
On the Spend Matters site, Jason Busch applies a tool called the 5 Forces Diagram to analyze procurement technology.It's an interesting exercise that helps a user think about a particular company, process, ...
Created on 30 November 2016
5. WalMart's Newest Supplier Challenges
Any supplier who does business with WalMart knows it can be, in a word, challenging. With the pressures facing the world's largest retailer from all sides, its suppliers may feel a little more pain.On ...
Created on 30 June 2016
6. Open Text Notes
Bob Ferrari from Supply Chain Matters recently attended the Open Text analyst event and gleaned a lot of interesting information about the direction B2B technology is heading.Open Text (formerly GXS, which ...
Created on 02 May 2016
7. Uncovering Spend Management Opportunities
Managing supplier spend is at the core of the procurement function. The more information available to management to help them perform, the better.In a guest article on the Spend Matters site, Mickey North ...
Created on 17 December 2015
8. Supplier Compliance Problems
Virtually everyone has supplier compliance programs, according to recent research by MetricStream. Those important programs, though, have non-compliance problems, many of which are the result of a lack ...
Created on 19 October 2015
9. Justifying a Supply Chain Project
Justifying a new supply chain project can be rough. The more data the better, as they say, but you really need to make sure it's meaningful.Pierre Mitchell, on the Spend Matters site, looks at how numbers ...
Created on 22 July 2015
10. The Strategy of Spend
Is there a magic algorithm to decide from which suppliers to source specific products and categories? Not according to Rick Long, in a guest blog on the Spend Matters site.Different approaches produce ...
Created on 30 April 2015
11. Big Data and Purchasing
...  Center site, Matthew McGovern looks at several ways that Big Data can be used to attack common problems in procurement and supplier management.It's good to get a little dose of reality on this topic. Che ...
Created on 04 November 2014
12. Leave Sourcing to BOB?
It's one of those timeless questions: best of breed, or ERP? At one point, ERP had the upper hand, but recent analysis may be pointing in another direction.Supply chain practitioners involved in sourcing ...
Created on 07 April 2014
13. A Vision for Supplier Management
Declan Kearney presents an outline for a national supplier management strategy in a recent article on the Procurement Leaders site.Taking advantage of advances in technology, collaboraton, metrics, and ...
Created on 24 December 2013
14. Kiss the Frog
Jason Busch from Spend Matters sat in on a panel discussion with several procurement leaders, and the 'kissing the frog' topic was discussed. No, it's not what you think....Read Jason's account of how ...
Created on 20 April 2013
15. More on Microsoft-Hubwoo
We posted an article yesterday about the Microsoft-Hubwoo partnership. In a followup column, Jason Busch at Spend Matters discusses the state of mid-range ERPs for purchasing and suppy management.There ...
Created on 24 March 2013
16. Intuit's Future
Jason Busch, on the Spend Matters site, reviews where Intuit stands in their plans for additional service offerings.Their partnerships are providing a hint on direction. As usual, Jason has a good handle ...
Created on 20 March 2013
17. Invest in Supplier Management
...  of supplier management to improve your supply chain may be a better choice. Check it out HERE. ...
Created on 13 March 2013
18. SIM Challenges
In a two-part (so far) series on the Spend Matters site, Pierre Mitchell discusses the challenges and opportunities of Supplier Information Management.A lot of work is needed in this arena to leverage ...
Created on 11 March 2013
19. Oracle vs. Ariba
It's not exactly Armageddon, but two heavyweights are battling it out in the P2P market. Both Oracle and the SAP/Ariba combo have strong, yet different capabilities.Jason Busch does his usual fine analysis ...
Created on 20 February 2013
20. Sourcing Tools: ERP or Best-of-Breed?
Spend Matters tackles how to determine what's the best fit for sourcing tools between ERP and best-of-breed.Jason Busch provides a nice selection continuum to help the process. Check it out HERE.
Created on 27 January 2013