“The office of the CPO has a lot to think about in 2014: economic challenges, talent management concerns, and technology issues, in addition to running an increasingly globalized operation.”
— Aberdeen Group, The CPO’s Economic Agenda for 2014: Risk, Regulation, and Uncertainty

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Cloning Your Very Best Buyer

A sourcing team with 15 different commodity managers will follow 15 different processes all with differing results. What if you could take a "best practice" process and implemented the controls through technology, with the tools and templates needed to conduct the activity.

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Using Spend Under Management Principles to Drive Improved Financial Performance

Ever wonder why many companies view indirect procurement as a non-strategic back office function?

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Trends in Source-to-Settle for Manufacturers

Exclusive technology guide offering global insights from top market and product analysts on the results driven by Source-to-Settle solutions for the Manufacturing industry.

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It’s Time to Think Differently About Indirect Procurement

by Chris Lakatos

Senior management’s top priority remains the same – drive value for the business. And while procurement manager’s feet are held to the fire to achieve cost reduction targets and improve productivity, many struggle because they are still using outdated tools and technology. Alternatively, for end users, their focus is simply to get their job done […]

Driving Value with Exceptional Customer Service

by Autumn Geilow

Fast paced, essential, and intelligent are all words to describe our Results Desk team. Prepared to help with any functional or technology questions our customers or suppliers might have, the Results Desk acts as a value multiplier helping to ensure clients unlock the maximum return on their eProcurement investment. This team of results focused personalities […]

Wrangling the Complexity of Indirect Procurement

by Chris Lakatos

It’s no mystery why indirect spend is often ignored. By its sheer nature, optimization has proven to be incredibly challenging. Unlike direct materials which are often highly engineered, associated with a specific set of approved suppliers, and controlled precisely through ERP and MRP technologies, indirect spend is comprised of a highly fragmented group of suppliers […]

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Join us for the 40th annual World Congress. An incredible 2-day event featuring more than 20 industry speakers will provide unparalleled opportunity to hear from top level decision-makers.

ISM Diversity 2016

ISM is the largest global organization dedicated to advancing the practice of procurement and supply management.

Procurecon Indirect East 2016

Procurecon 2016 - Your best source for gaining practical knowledge that will not only help you does your job better today... but prepare you for your job tomorrow.

Procurecon Indirect Europe 2016

Access indirect procurement leaders from the top 50 companies and find out how to lead the indirect procurement strategy of the future.

Publications

  • Spend Matters

    Spend Matters collective sites are the largest and most influential in the procurement sector – and together, they have the largest and broadest range of practitioners and advisors reading them than any other analyst, blog, media or subscription service.

  • MyPurchasingCenter.com

    My Purchasing Center™ provides the essential information required by purchasing and procurement management professionals to keep their companies competitive in a dynamic global marketplace. My Purchasing Center™ reports news, pinpoints trends, interprets events and presents proprietary pricing and supply data through unique content developed through its editorial staff and strategic content partnerships.

  • Sourcing Interest Group

    SIG is a membership organization that provides thought leadership and networking opportunities to executives in sourcing, procurement and outsourcing from Fortune 500 and Global 1000 companies. The organization is unique in that it blends practitioners, service providers and advisory firms in a non-commercial environment.

  • HfS

    HfS serves the research, governance and strategy needs of business operations and IT leaders across finance, supply chain, human resources, marketing and core industry functions. HfS applies its acclaimed crowdsourced Blueprint MethodologyTM to evaluate the performance of service providers in terms of innovating and then executing against those business outcomes.