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1. Connectivity Benefits for Suppliers
(News)
The benefits of connecting electronically with suppliers are well documented. In the final installment of his series on supplier networks, Xavier Olivera discusses why connectivity matters and the risks ...
Created on 28 January 2017
2. Supplier Networks, Part 2
(News)
In the 2nd part in the series on supplier networks, Xavier Olivera provides a great summary of the basics of platforms and networks for procurement.The benefits for supply chains from process and capability ...
Created on 26 January 2017
3. P2P Network Options
(News)
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
4. SAP to P2P Integration Fun & Games
(News)
Integrating SAP with a P2P system can be challengiing. In fact, the technical part is the easy piece, according to Jason Busch. The business process changes add a complex layer to the whole thing. ...
Created on 25 October 2016
5. Whither the Supplier Catalog?
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Jason Busch and Pierre Mitchell of Spend Matters are duking it out on the topic of catalog use in procurement. In 2 recent posts on the site, we learn the pro and con arguments as well as alternatives ...
Created on 19 September 2016
6. Integrating the Procurement Pieces
(News)
When you have an ERP, P2P systems, supplier networks, and various supply chain system components running your supply chain functions, you have your hands full. Integrating the technology pieces is tough, ...
Created on 11 August 2016
7. Supplier Networks in 2016
(News)
There's no one around who does a better job analyzing the topic of supplier networks than Jason Busch of Spend Matters. In a recent article on the site, he reviews where he thinks networks are going i ...
Created on 28 January 2016
8. Smart Manufacturing and Supply Chain Innovation
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Supply chains will become more agile, dynamic, and complex in the coming years, according to Valentijn de Leeuw of the ARC Advisory Group. The SMART Manufacturing Initiative is intended to help drive those ...
Created on 27 October 2015
9. Ten Major Impacts of Big Data on Supply Chains
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Louis Columbus does a great job identifying exactly how the use of Big Data technology is impacting supply chains in a recent article on the Cloud Tech site. Some truly impressive results are being seen ...
Created on 08 October 2015
10. Impact of the Latest Ariba Outage
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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 Ar ...
Created on 13 May 2014
11. Where's Your Recovery Plan?
(Technology)
... to the ability of the downstream supplier network's resiliency. But that isn't what the report shows. Instead of deep and verifiable analysis APQC reports that 48% use "informal risk assessments such ...
Created on 12 May 2014
12. What Are Supplier Networks?
(News)
In the latest of his "Plain English' series, Jason Busch from Spend Matters attempts to explain what supplier networks do and don't do. He's keeping it simple, which is always laudable.Hopefully, his  ...
Created on 16 December 2013
13. Will Supplier Networks Supplant EDI?
(News)
EDI has been around a long time and is still the backbone of supply chains and eCommerce worldwide. It's not without its detractors, though, and some think that supplier networks may replace it at som ...
Created on 21 July 2013
14. Supplier Networks
(News)
eProcurement can be a challenging topic for your business. There are different platforms, systems, networks, fee structures, processes.... the list is endless.Fortunately, the folks at Spend Matters spend ...
Created on 01 July 2013
15. EDI or What?
(News)
Those of us 'in the business' realize there's a problem in differentiating between EDI and other forms of B2B communications. Jason Busch from Spend Matters has thoughts on the subject.His proposal to ...
Created on 06 June 2013
16. EDI & P2P Predictions
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Jason Busch from Spend Matters is an acknowledged expert on business-to-business electronic connectivity. At a recent conference, he made a few interesting predictions.Although the basic functions performed ...
Created on 05 June 2013
17. Ariba-ThomasNet Implications
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We identified good thoughts on the partnership between Ariba and ThomasNet last week on the Spend Matters site. They've also looked at it in the context of future supplier networks. Jason Busch doe ...
Created on 24 March 2012
18. VISION 2020: A View of Procurement in 2020
(Supply)
... floor. Instead of enterprises charting their own courses in innovation, a transition from ‘buyers and suppliers’ to ‘integrated supplier networks’ will enable greater coordination of innovation road maps ...
Created on 14 March 2012
19. VISION 2020: A View of Procurement in 2020
(Retail)
... floor. Instead of enterprises charting their own courses in innovation, a transition from ‘buyers and suppliers’ to ‘integrated supplier networks’ will enable greater coordination of innovation road maps ...
Created on 14 March 2012
20. VISION 2020: A View of Procurement in 2020
(Logistics)
... floor. Instead of enterprises charting their own courses in innovation, a transition from ‘buyers and suppliers’ to ‘integrated supplier networks’ will enable greater coordination of innovation road maps ...
Created on 14 March 2012