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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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Put procurement at heart of innovation, says Lego buyer

Procurement needs to be involved in innovation from the inception of products, one of Lego’s top buyers has said. By the time a new product has come to market, it is too late for procurement to make an impact on innovative processes, said Emma Freiha, senior sourcing manager at Lego. At this point customers are […]

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How Northumbria University implemented P2P

User experience and engagement was fundamental to introducing a procurement-to-pay (P2P) system at Northumbria University, its commercial director has said. Introducing a new P2P system was one of the first things Mark Gill, commercial director at the university, was asked to do when he joined the institution. The organisation had already tried and failed twice […]

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How to ensure public sector outsourcing works

Contract planning and a “spirit of cooperation” are the two major planks to successful public sector outsourcing, the head of IRIS Consulting has said. Speaking at the eWorld Procurement conference in London yesterday, John Harvey, managing director of IRIS Consulting, shared the lessons he learned from his career supporting government outsourcing projects, including a review into local […]

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Stakeholder engagement at heart of procurement at McLaren

Putting the needs the company’s engineers first is at the heart of procurement at McLaren, its top buyer has said. Jamie Foster, group procurement director at McLaren Group, said personal relationships with stakeholders was key to his role in supporting and enabling the business. Speaking at the eWorld Procurement conference in London, Foster said: “Everyone talks about […]

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