Spend Matters’ very own VP of Research Nick Heinzmann has been nominated as a ‘Rising Star’ finalist in the Sourcing Industry Group’s 2022 Future Sourcing Awards. The awards annually recognize organizations and individuals who are transforming, leading and innovating in sourcing, procurement and supply industries.
Nick Heinzmann has been nominated for the individual Rising Star Award, which recognizes him as someone who is relatively new to the industry and yet has demonstrated outstanding thought leadership, expertise and who is expected to make a lasting impact.
An extended article on the nomination and awards can be found here on Spend Matters.
State of Supply Chain Sustainability report for 2022 released, shows focus areas continue to shift
The 2022 State of Supply Chain Sustainability report has arrived. The latest report explores how supply chain sustainability practices are being implemented globally as well as what that means for professionals, enterprises, industries and the planet as a whole.
The report is founded on a large-scale international survey of supply chain professionals with over 3,300 respondents which was conducted in late 2021. Survey results were then combined with 15 executive interviews and supported by news and social media content analysis from the same year.
“With now three years of data and observations, our research is uniquely positioned to observe supply chain sustainability efforts over time — in terms of both priorities and practices,” said David Correll, MIT CTL research scientist and lead investigator on the study. “And this year, we’re extremely pleased to have offered our survey in multiple languages, which allowed us to collect and analyze more responses from more parts of the world to gain an even richer understanding of the state of supply chain sustainability.”
The link for more information on the State of Supply Chain Sustainability can be found here.
Amazon Business launches ‘Buy Local’ in Europe
Amazon Business has launched its new ‘Buy Local’ initiative in Europe. With Buy Local, Chief Procurement Officers (CPOs) and their teams will have the ability to identify sellers on a county or even city level, make local purchasing decisions and invest in local businesses. Buy Local also comes with access to Amazon Business Analytics reporting tools so any spend can be tracked, managed and reported.
Fabricio Pedroza, General Manager, UK&I said: “Sourcing products and services from local businesses offers a huge opportunity, but at the same time, it is challenging to change existing supply chains, particularly within bigger companies. We created Buy Local feature on Amazon stores with the aim of making this easy and achievable for CPOs by simplifying the local buying process at scale across their organisation, enabling them to buy more locally and responsibly, while fulfilling today’s and future targets.”
The free feature is now available for business customers of all sizes on Amazon Business UK&I, as well across Europe at Amazon Business France, Amazon Business Italy, Amazon Business Spain and Amazon Business Germany.
Click here for the full report on Amazon Business’ Buy Local launch.
Digital Procurement World announcements
Digital Procerement World has announced its first 100 speakers for its upcoming conference this September, and Spend Matters’ very own Jason Bush will be one of them. The conference will take place in Amsterdam with an online option for those wanting to listen from afar. There will be presentations, demonstrations, networking and evening events for those participating in person, and more.
Read about Spend Matters Future 5 announcements at last year’s Digital Procurement World here.
Tickets can be purchased online, with a saving of €500 if booked by August 17th.
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