E-procurement’s second wind (2) – Vinimaya

16 Feb 2012 Posted by Pete Loughlin in e-Procurement

In the first post in this series, we put forward the view that e-procurement has never lived up to its promise.  The promise of buying everything from an on-line catalogue. A system that would enforce compliance to contract, eliminate maverick spend, reduce the cost of…

e-day in the Emerald Isle

10 Feb 2012 Posted by Pete Loughlin in e-invoicing, Electronic Invoicing

It was a great day for Ireland and a great day for Celtrino, the Irish supply chain document automation people. Yesterday was e-day, the day that the launch was announced of Ireland’s the first Government and public sector e-Invoicing project. It’s a pilot and the…

The procurement game plan

10 Feb 2012 Posted by Pete Loughlin in Procurement Best Practices

Many will know of, if not know personally, Charles Dominick of Next Level Purchasing fame. The Procurement Game Plan is a new book that Charles has co-written together with Soheila Lunney and he kindly sent me a copy this week to review. Now I can…

The psychology of social media

08 Feb 2012 Posted by Pete Loughlin in Social Media

I can tell a lot about you just from the fact that you’re reading this. You have a professional interest in purchasing or finance or both – that’s not exactly rocket science to work that out – but I can tell more. You’re conscientious. You…