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Strategic Procurement News and Press Releases

Media coverage, latest procurement news, and official press releases for media and journalists.

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Apple Reports on Its Sources of ‘Conflict Minerals’

Wall Street Journal | May 2014 

Apple Inc. said it believes most of its sources of four minerals associated with war-torn parts of Africa comply with standards designed to prevent money from going to violent militia groups.

The consumer electronics giant, one […]

Three Ways to Fight Back Against Rising Costs

Chain Store Age | May 2014 

American shoppers are in a sea of sticker shock. Rising retail prices are dominating store shelves and in turn, are hurting consumers’ wallets. Food prices have been hit especially hard — skyrocketing by more than […]

Spend Matters 50/50: BravoSolution – A Provider to Know

Spend Matters | April 2014 

Many providers focused on purchase-to-pay or supplier network connectivity tend to dismiss the stuff that occurs before (or after) the transaction as less important. But nothing could be further from the truth. Sourcing, spend analytics, and […]

Grocers’ Price Conundrum: Charge More of Defray Costs

Progressive Grocer | April 2014 

Today’s grocers have reached a crossroad.  The cost of core products – like fruits, vegetables, dairy and meat – continue to rise, but consumer discretionary incomes aren’t keeping pace.

How much of a price increase should grocers […]

Three Must-Dos for Procurement in 2014

Supply Chain Matters | March 2014 

We’re almost through the first quarter of the year, can you believe how time flies? It seems like just yesterday we were making our new year’s resolutions and sifting through predictions of what 2014 would […]

A Final Conflict Minerals Obstacle Awaits: Form SD

Compliance Week | March 2014 

So much work has been put into vetting suppliers and assessing products for compliance with new conflict minerals disclosure requirements that many companies may not have yet fully considered the actual filing protocol that is the […]

Noted Survey: Challenges for Procurement Teams at Mid-Market Firms

Supply Chain Matters | February 2014 

Members of the supply chain management and B2B community are literally bombarded every day by user survey results.  The reasons are many and unfortunate, since by our view, surveys have become too excessive. They are […]

Three New Year’s Resolutions for Procurement

Spend Matters | February 2014 

2014 is well under way, and that means it’s time to establish new procurement goals. Here are three areas to consider focusing on this year.

1. Break down the organizational barriers and make cost savings a company-wide […]