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Clauses, Contracts and Conventions

In our overview post on eWorld last week, we promised you the key takeaways from law firm CMS on Brexit, contract clauses and the supply chain. Partner Sam de Silva, adviser on the negotiation and drafting of complex commercial agreements and specialising in strategic IT and telecommunications, gave a 40-minute explanation (free advice basically) of […]

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eWorld Procurement and Supply Autumn Conference Overview

Once we’d beaten the driving rain on our journey to eWorld Procurement and Supply yesterday, the sight of the Grand Connaught Rooms off Covent Garden was very welcome. We were well looked after by the staff and were glad of the nice hot drinks and breakfast bites on offer courtesy of Proactis. The first session […]

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From Lunch with Oligarchs to Working with Debarred Suppliers, AppZen’s State of AI in Spend Auditing Report Sheds Light on Business Spend

San Jose, Calif. – August 7, 2019 AppZen, the world’s leading AI platform for modern finance teams, has released its August 2019 “The State of AI in Business Spend” report, which uncovers trends and insights on enterprise spend auditing. The report based on expense reports, invoices and contracts from billions of transactions across hundreds of […]

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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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