Our partners at ISM Western Washington are holding their first event of the fall. They have Jerrod Steele and team from Amazon coming to speak on "Trends and Outlook for Optimizing Tail Spend."
Should be a great event. Register on their site at:
More detail on the event:
Leaders pursue strategic sourcing, eProcurement solutions, eMarketplaces/networks, managed services, and payment tools (e.g., virtual commercial cards) individually, but also try to “connect the dots” to create integrated systems for:
1. Requisitioners wanting a business-to-consumer (B2C) like experience and catalog selection to get what they need.
2. Right sized controls and spend visibility from a procurement best practices standpoint.
Further discussion will concern the next spend frontier for indirect spend: services spend and the trend towards AI and machine learning to learn what users want AND what the enterprise wants (i.e., “guided buying”).