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Meet the Team – Today Let’s Meet Sheena

It’s about time we introduced our readers to the brilliant people behind the commercial and client services side to Spend Matters.Sheena Smith (no relation...

Live ISM2019 Dispatch: Building a High-Performance Procurement Team Focused on Value Creation

ISM 2019 featured some excellent procurement advancement and transformation case studies, such as “The Challenges of a New CPO” covered in an earlier dispatch....

In the warehouse of the future, time is of the essence

CHICAGO — The average warehouse worker spends only 20% of his or her shift performing the activity that generates revenue for a business: picking....

Afternoon Coffee: Mercedes-Benz Betting on Batteries; Boeing Records Zero 737 Max Orders

AdobeStock/mrnovel80But first, oil production in the Western hemisphere has taken a hit. US sanctions depleted Venezuela's oil production to a new low last month, according...

ISM 2019 Dispatch: Challenges of a New Chief Procurement Officer

Caldwell Hart has taken on the greatest challenge of his career, and he is thriving.As the very first CPO of MKS Instruments, a global...

Walmart adds nearly 4K robots to stores

Brief Published April 10, 2019 First Published on Dive Brief: Walmart on Tuesday announced it would be adding more robots to its stores: 1,500 additional "Auto-C" robots, which are...

Cloud AP Automation: Where Transparency and Security Intersect

jijomathai/Adobe StockSpend Matters welcomes this guest post from Laurent Charpentier, COO and chief innovation officer at Yooz Inc. After years of false starts, accounts payable departments...

3 ways to succeed in category management

HOUSTON — Category management isn't a one-size-fits-all approach, Professor Janet Hartley replied when asked about best practices for deciding which types and how much of...

Procurement Technology, Digitization Can Blunt Economic Headwinds, GEP Report Says

Although global GDP grew a healthy 3.1% in 2018, the year finished with a rocky fourth quarter. Against this backdrop, GEP has released its...

Insights into ERP systems in supply chain planning and implementation

I recently had the opportunity to talk with William Cure, a Certified SCM Change Leader with over 40 years of hands on experience. In...