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Trump Has Little Impact On Copper

The perceived demand in China has been the leading push in Copper prices-not Donald Trump. Stuart Burns, MetalMiner.

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Have Commodity Prices Finally Bottomed Out?

Rising commodity prices have the experts talking about a bull market. But what do buyers need to keep an eye on in the coming 12 months?

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Donio Leaves Concur & Eberhard Becomes President

Concur has named Mike Eberhard president to replace Elena Donio, who will become CEO of Axiom. Eberhard, who was president of global distribution, joined Concur in 2003 and has held various roles.

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Coupa IPO Likely Will Fund More Acquisitions

Jason Busch—founder and head of strategy at research and advisory firm Azul Partners—anticipates Coupa will use the IPO funds to continue acquiring companies as it has been doing. Earlier this year, Coupa acquired contract management and automation company Contractually, and in July 2015, it acquired open booking platform TripScanner and cloud e-invoicing company InvoiceSmash. In February of last year, it acquired procurement cloud software provider ZenPurchase.

The Workplace Will Be Radically Different By 2025; Are You Ready?

Work, as we know it, has changed dramatically in the past few years. Many Americans are frustrated and confused about the smartest way to get in front of what is happening. Should we start taking coding classes at General Assembly, invest in a new degree, or launch a solo business so we aren’t dependent on a “steady” job that could disappear overnight?

Upwork’s New Pricing Model Sparks Outcry Forbes May 7 2016

Up in arms about a change in Upwork’s business model that will raise the fees some freelancers pay to find work there, workers on the platform have taken to Twitter and Reddit to make their voices heard.

The Morning Download: Readers Share Views on Economics of Cloud Computing

SpendMatters offered a similar critique on its website: “The WSJ article almost implies on-premise delivery is cheaper than getting your solutions delivered in a software-as-a-service (SaaS) format. This is hardly the case — and it frankly overlooks the true total cost of ownership (TCO) for on-premise solutions.

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The Disappearing Procurement Function

Peter Smith, Managing Editor of Spend Matters Europe reckons that procurement is fast disappearing as a function.Peter says that the procurement function might not exist in 20 years. Instead it will become the role of every employee to achieve value from third party suppliers.

Obama’s SupplierPay Program Is Off To A Good

It is no secret that supply chains can be disrupted by their weakest links. But in the last recession life got tougher for a critical piece of many supply chains – small suppliers to big firms.

Future challenges for procurement in the higher education sector

In a competitive world, the UK’s universities are rising to the challenge of maintaining their position as world leaders. And so should their procurement teams says Peter Smith.

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