86% of UK sales and marketing teams say procurement hinders progress

Sales and marketing is the department least likely to get the best deal from its suppliers, with a massive 86% saying procurement hinders their progress,...

Overcoming the challenge of supplier portal adoption

Daniel Ball, Director at Wax Digital discusses how to best manage the process of supplier portal engagement in an exclusive blog for Spend Matters. Adopting...

IT department revealed as major culprit for maverick spend

Billions of pounds of business IT spend is being put at risk annually by IT teams that skirt corporate procurement rules and processes, according to...

5 Ways Finance Can Collaborate with Procurement

Finance and procurement serve a very similar purpose and are considered a team due to their closely related interests and targets. This suggests they should...

What’s your appetite for risk?

Supply chain risk is increasing by the day, with 9 in 10 organisations at risk of a significant supply chain disruption over the next year...

Ensuring your relationship with finance pays dividends

Daniel Ball, Director at Wax digital, discusses the relationship between procurement and finance in an exclusive blog for Supply Management. Procurement and finance have a...

eSourcing software: keeping a tight rein on your supply chain

Alun Morris, eSourcing expert at Wax Digital, looks at how eSourcing software can be used for more than identifying and evaluating new suppliers to get...

Finance is from Mars, Procurement is from Venus

Despite sharing financial processes, software systems and one commonly reporting to the other, finance and procurement teams often behave like they’re from different planets, suggests...

A Wax perspective on the CPO Viewpoint results

In this exclusive guest blog, Wax Digital’s Chief Operations Manager, Marcus Willbourn, discusses some of the key insights discovered in the recently launched CPO Viewpoint...

Are procurement rule breakers squandering UK business budgets?

Rule breakers in UK businesses could be squandering budgets, using risky suppliers and spending without permission, due to a lack of collaboration with procurement, according...

The procurement response to Lord Carter’s interim report on NHS spending

Helen Lisle, associate director of procurement at County Durham and Darlington NHS foundation Trust (CDDFT), has  acknowledged the need for control over supplier and clinician...

Wax Digital web3 doesn’t cloud over complexity

Following the first article in this Spend Matters series (you can visit the Spend Matters website to read the first PRO article here), Xavier Olivera...