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For those who are not familiar with AMR, the firm, for the longest time, has been the most influential analyst outfit focused on supply chain and procurement. While it has technology research and practices in many other areas -- and Bruce Richardson, its gregarious uber-analyst, is well regarded in ERP circles -- its true strengths have always been at the intersection of supply chain technology, process and innovation. For many years, there were rumored on-again / off-again discussions between AMR and its Cambridge-neighbor, Forrester. Clearly, George Colony, Forrester's leader, who we know is friends with Tony Friscia, ...
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GAFSP! U.S.-Led Food Security Fund Could Push Better Risk ...
An illustrious lineup was on hand today at the U.S. Treasury for the launch of the somewhat awkwardly named Global Agriculture and Food Security Program (GAFSP), a multidonor trust fund that the global leaders promised to create at the G-20 Summit in Pittsburgh last September. The new fund’s goal: to help countries reduce poverty and hunger by increasing investments in agriculture, particularly amongst smallholder farmers. Speakers included U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner, Microsoft founder and philanthropist Bill Gates, World Bank President Robert Zoellick, Spanish Finance Minister Elena Salgado, Haitian Finance Ronald ... market research, surveys and trends
Procurement and Sourcing News: Asking the Right Questions - Supply ...
Article on Topics of Interest to Sourcing and Procurement Professionals or Related Supply Chain Functions Too Often, Procurement Groups Look Inward Instead of Focusing on Stakeholders, Hackett Groups Consultants Say; Finding Key Themes to Rally Around   SCDigest Editorial Staff What are the types of questions that are driving your company’s procurement organization’s strategies for continuous improvement? Too often, those questions are inwardly focused towards the procurement function itself, ... market research, surveys and trends


Spend Matters: ICG Commerce's 2009 Results Suggest Procurement BPO ...
ICG Commerce, which sell-side analysts at Crag Hallum (an investment bank) suggest is a prime IPO candidate in the coming years, had a strong 2009, according to a recent company press release , adding further fuel to the public offering fire. In their latest announcement from last week, ICG Commerce suggests that "despite the economic challenges" of the past year, the BPO provider "grew revenues by 28 percent in 2009 and increased its spend under management by 33 percent to $13.6 billion." Management suggests that "this growth reflects ICG Commerce's specialized focus on procurement outsourcing and ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
Creating Additional Tools in the Financial Toolbox—
2) more than the lesser of $5 million or 5 percent of proceeds loaned to nongovernmental entity ... sector more flexibility in procurement options in leveraging the ... responsibility and management to the private sector under a ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
Spend Analysis: Visibility for Intelligent Decision-Making
Over the past decade, spend analysis has risen in prominence as the most critical function in the procurement group's toolbox by helping to fuel sourcing pipelines and educating Chief Procurement Officers and Chief Financial Officers in executing more-informed business decisions. Spend analysis has also contributed to a sharp spike in overall corporate spend visibility. This study finds that the vast majority (70%) of organizations have increased their overall spend visibility over the last two years as a direct result of spend analysis processes and tools. "Companies are sitting on a veritable goldmine of ... market trends, news research and surveys resources


LLIN Procurement and Supply Management Workshop
Procurement and Supply Management of LLINs Workshop, 13-15 October 2009. Summary of Presentations/Discussions ... RBM toolbox, partners, countries ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
Small Business Administration SBA Procurement & Grants Management ...
Collaborative technologies and a “procurement toolbox” will facilitate the ..... Supply Chain Management: Procurement. PRISM. Supply Chain Management: ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
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The Procurement Marketplace provides quick reference to UTMB’s web-based supplier network. The Suppliers in the network provide the UTMB end-user with on-line pricing information, product specifications, technical information, and direct ordering processes.  Use of these suppliers reduces time and effort related to requisition creation; reduces order cycle time; increases the accuracy of purchase order and invoice data; and increases utilization of preferred and contract suppliers resulting in lower costs for the most commonly ordered products and services. The below links ...
The New Successful Large Account Management (Revised & Updated)
In the past few decades, account management has been transformed by the most incredible explosion of technological wizardry to appear since the Scientific Revolution of the seventeenth century. Today, even small- to medium-sized firms routinely equip their sales, marketing, and account management people with Web sites, intranets, mobile phones, call centers, PDAs, and e-mail. These aren't options. They're widely acknowledged to constitute an essential, bare-minimum tool set for the twenty-first century. If you don't have these tools today, you're probably not in business. Yet, ...
Does anyone know if they will begin selling the compressed air car ...
An air engine or air motor is a device for converting potential energy from compressed air into kinetic energy to drive other machines. As in a steam engine, expansion of externally supplied pressurized gas performs work against one or more pistons or rotors to move wheels or other tools. The most recent development uses pressurized air as fuel in an engine invented by Guy Nègre, a French engineer. A similar concept is currently being developed by Uruguayan engineer Armando Regusci, Australian Angelo Di Pietro, South Korea Chul-Seung Cho, and more recently, Kernelys' K'Airmobiles Compressed air vehicles. ...