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Six tips for adopting an e-marketplace

Gemma Dolman, head of indirect purchasing at bathroom supplier Bristan Group, told delegates at eWorld Procurement and Supply how to successfully adopt an e-marketplace. 1. Take it from the top Dolman highlighted their secrets to success, discovered through their experience adopting Amazon Business marketplace into their system. Like all integration operations, compliance often starts from […]

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Everyone has ‘sand supplier’, warns risk consultant

Paying attention to the smallest detail is critical if companies are to avoid disasters caused by the supply chain, a risk management expert has warned procurement professionals. Andrew Leach, supply chain risk management consultant at Company Watch, told delegates at E-World Procurement & Supply Seminar in London this week how Boeing narrowly avoided suffering major […]

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Buyers should see suppliers as partners not competition

Working as a team will improve outcomes for both buyer and supplier,  said Steve Carter, the service architect and integration lead at Crown Commercial Service, who has worked on both sides of the table. “From being a supplier to becoming a buyer has really opened up my eyes,” Carter told delegates at the E-World Procurement & […]

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20 Yrs Ago 3% of Knowledge Was Digitised, Today Just 3% Isn’t: Procurement’s Tipping Point

A future led by the likes of AI, robotics and 3D printing will change the workplace as we know it. What this might mean for procurement, and how we will not only survive but thrive in it, is the subject of the keynote at this year’s eWorld Procurement and Supply on March 5th.

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Peter Smith at eWorld – Identifying the Right Procurement Solutions and Providers in a Shifting Market

If you are going to be at eWorld next week, one presentation not to be missed is Procurement Technology: A Paradigm Shift In How We Source Solutions. We would say that of course because it is our own session presented by Spend Matters Europe co-founder, Peter Smith – back by popular demand. Anyone who has […]

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A Day Out at eWorld …

… that’s how we heard it described by one delegate as we were (snooping) accidentally listening. ‘I’m sure I could be doing other things, he said, but I can’t think what they might be.’ Which we took to be that he’d had a good day. eWorld Procurement and Supply yesterday was probably busier than we’ve […]

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Storms, Sand And Cavemen – It Must Be Spring eWorld

The arrival of daffodils, snow drops and extreme weather, courtesy of storm Freya, can only mean one thing – yes, the return of spring eWorld! And if spring’s all about new life and new beginnings, last week’s eworld hit the spot beautifully. Breaking away from Westminster’s QE11 Centre for the first time in 7 years, […]

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Sourceit announce launch of new software at eWorld Procurement & Supply

Melbourne, VIC Australia – February 25th, 2019 – Sourceithq Pty Ltd, a global provider of cloud-based procurement software announced today the launch of their new RFQ (request for quote) software at this year’s eWorld Procurement & Supply Conference in London on March 5th. “We’re excited to be attending this year’s eWorld Procurement & Supply Conference […]

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Record Numbers at eWorld, and “NaïveGate” Controversy Stuns Delegates.

The latest edition of eWorld yesterday at the QEII Centre in Westminster was very successful and lived up to the view that, in our time running Spend Matters Europe, this is the most improved procurement event in the calendar – it’s short, has varied content and is free to attend, an attractive combination. Sure, Procurement […]

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Social value should be ‘front and centre’

Any political party serious about governing needs to put social value “front and centre”, the policy’s architect has said. Chris White, the former Conservative MP whose private member’s bill became the Public Services (Social Value) Act, said the law’s impact had been “exclusively positive” and that government was becoming increasingly aware there was an appetite […]

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