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What is an SRM?

This guest blog is written by Howard Price. Howard is a Procurement, Supply Chain and Cost Transformation Consulting. To be able to understand the importance of an SRM, I’m goi...more

Guest Blog: Is a training agreement actually a...

This week's guest blog comes from Procurement Punk, an anonymous industry influencer who shares his thoughts via Twitter. Modern slavery example: A sign of modern slavery, for ex...more

The Power is with Business: Reverse Auctions

We are pleased to welcome a guest post by Andrew Lister from Beam Energy Labs, a platform helping businesses assess and procure solar and batteries. You may have missed the...more

Something other than the Football…BREXIT

This edition of our Blog is written by Richard Ainley who currently works at Manchester Airports Group as their e-Commerce and Performance Spend Manager. He has previously held sen...more

Ooh la la, aren’t we De La Rueful!

It’s hard to avoid the political quagmire that is the Home Office decision to source the new UK Passport from French firm Gemalto, ahead of the UK’s De La Rue. There are...more

BYE BYE France

After 8 hours travelling on a boat I finally put the wheels of my car on British soil. My first reaction was, why did they not drive on the right side of the road like everybody el...more

The Trials and Tribulations of a Software-as-a-Service Company

Market Dojo provides an eSourcing solution based entirely in the cloud. And whilst we boast about all the benefits of being a SaaS company, such as pay per use pricing and delivery...more

Market Dojo Interview with Founding Owners of the...

Our latest blog post introduces the founders of an exciting new venture for procurement news - A Trending in Procurement app. Co-Founder Leslie McBride reached out to us here at...more

The Development of Spend Data Analysis

Eddie McGeachie offered to write a guest blog for Market Dojo. Eddie is the co-founder of Seaforth Analytical Services. They are data analytics specialists providing spend analy...more

Introducing the LAVERGNE PROCUREMENT MATRIX

We recently encountered an article on Linkedin by Rémy de Lavergne, a highly experienced procurement professional with a specialism in Logistics. Rémy had clearly put some though...more

Odesma Presentation – 20th June 2017

From our presentation at Procurement Summit 2015 entitled, "Strategies to maximise your eAuction returns"....more

Tail Spend by Greg Tennyson

This is the second guest article by Greg Tennyson, CPO at VSP Global, discussing the importance of managing your Tail Spend. Pareto This Tail Spend Tail Spend generally foll...more

E-Auctions Software: A Case Study of a Niche...

This is a paper written by Dr Peter James from Bristol Business School at UWE Bristol for the 2012 IPSERA conference. Similar papers can be found at www.ipsera.com....more

CPO’s first 100 days by Erik Van Kampen

Market Dojo continues its search into transforming procurement teams in the CPO’s first 100 days. This time our guest contributor is Erik Van Kampen. Erik is an experienced and ...more

Part 2 – The CPO’s first hundred days…

Market Dojo continues its search into transforming procurement teams in the CPO’s first 100 days. Dr Paul Joesbury has experience as a CPO at a number of organisations including ...more

Part 1 – The CPO’s first hundred days….

Market Dojo continues its search into transforming procurement teams in the CPO’s first 100 days. Dr Paul Joesbury has experience as a CPO at a number of organisations including ...more

Kraljic Matrix for Evaluation of e-Auction Opportunities

Andrey Matveev offered to write a guest blog for Market Dojo. Andrey has pioneered fully-managed eAuctions in Russian retail. Andrey’s expertise comes from both sides of the neg...more

CPO's First 100 Days

Inspired by Donald Trump's first 100 days in office, Market Dojo are investigating what the first 100 days of a successful CPO would look like. Grey Tennyson, Chief Procurement Of...more

CPO’s First 100 Days

Inspired by Donald Trump's first 100 days in office, Market Dojo are investigating what the first 100 days of a successful CPO would look like. Grey Tennyson, Chief Procurement Of...more

Behind the scenes at Market Dojo

Hi, I'm Ed, And this is my Market Dojo experience. Firstly, I had no idea about the company apart from my own research. In my research, I kept on seeing words which were unfamilia...more

The Future of Spend Analysis

Eddie McGeachie offered to write a guest blog for Market Dojo. Eddie is the co-founder of Seaforth Analytical Services. They are data analytics specialists providing spend analy...more

The Development of Spend Data Analysis

Eddie McGeachie offered to write a guest blog for Market Dojo. Eddie is the co-founder of Seaforth Analytical Services. They are data analytics specialists providing spend analy...more

Five minutes with award-winning consultancy Odesma

Before our inaugural Market Dojo Event on Thursday 6th April 2017, we caught up with presenter Nick Ford. Nick is an Executive Director of Odesma and has over 28 years experie...more

[Guest Blog] Lessons learned from my experience using...

Jon Brinsmead has been buying goods and services for clients for over 20 years,  working with the likes of Unilever and Transport for London whilst providing training in commerci...more

Five minutes with Executive Search specialist Iain Mckenna

We caught up with presenter Iain McKenna, before the 2017 Market Dojo Event.  Iain is the Managing Director of Sourcing Solved and presented “The Human Condition: Finding The...more

[Guest Blog] Teaching deal making with Market Dojo

Jon Brinsmead has been buying goods and services for clients for over 20 years including Ahold Delhaize, Unilever and Transport for London. Over the same period of time, Jon has b...more

Simplify, enhance and economise – Legal eProcurement

In a recent article featured in the January 2017 edition of The Oath. Khaled Shivji, Head of Legal at Aggreko explains how he has used Market Dojo to successfully appoint a l...more

Spend Matters – The A-Z of Reverse Auctions

We are delighted to have our recent article on the A-Z of Reverse Auctions published on Spend Management blog, Spend Matters. The article highlights our A-Z complication...more

10 Contract Management Questions That You Need To...

Market Dojo is pleased to welcome a guest post from Noel Green. Noel is the Founder of ContractsWise, the innovative cloud-based contract management and administrative softwar...more

[Guest Blog] Bruno Alvarez – Some thoughts on...

Bruno Alvarez is regarded in Latin America and the Americas as one of the Leading Contracting and Procurement Experts in the region. Bruno’s background comes from the Energy and...more

[Guest Blog] The Importance of Perspective on Consultants...

Today we are pleased to welcome a guest post from Terri Hudson. Terri is the Managing Director of Baker Wanless. They are a UK based procurement consultancy who have been shortli...more

[Guest Blog] How Consultants Provide Value – Part...

Today we are pleased to welcome a guest post from Terri Hudson. Terri is the Managing Director of Baker Wanless. They are a UK based procurement consultancy who have been shortlis...more

[Guest Blog] Five Takeaways from 20 years in...

Bruno Alvarez is regarded in Latin America and the Americas as one of the Leading Contracting and Procurement Experts in the region. Bruno’s background comes from the Energy and ...more

[Guest Blog] How Consultants Provide Value – Part...

Today we are pleased to welcome a guest post from Terri Hudson. Terri is the Managing Director of Baker Wanless. They are a UK based procurement consultancy who have been shortlist...more

[Guest Blog] What does Lean Procurement mean for...

Tony Lockwood is a published author, lifestyle entrepreneur, high-performance business coach and senior consultant who works with Executive teams to orchestrate the development an...more

[Guest Blog] How to find top procurement talent

We are pleased to welcome a guest post by Adam Maidment from Portfolio Procurement, a market-leading procurement recruitment specialist. Discussing the unique challenges to recruit...more

[Guest Blog] eAuction in the cloud is heaven

Peter Schmidt's latest article discusses the generic benefits of SAAS and what eAuctions in the cloud means to businesses. 'Software as a Service', commonly abbreviated to SAAS, ...more

[Guest Blog] One Man’s Experience with eAuctions

Peter Schmidt writes a guest blog for Market Dojo on his past experience with eAuctions. Peter has a long track record in, sales, consultancy and procurement. He specialises in Tel...more

[Radio Interview] Jon Hansen and Market Dojo on...

We recently had the great pleasure of taking part in a radio interview with Jon Hansen of Procurement Insights in one of a series of interviews as a follow up to Market Dojo being ...more

Are Procurement Professionals Stuck in the Stone Age?...

Market Dojo and Odesma partner to combine their intuitive eSourcing softwareand expertise in offering business advisory services to offer clients a winning procurement solution....more

Are Procurement Professionals Stuck in the Stone Age?...

Market Dojo and Odesma partner to combine their intuitive eSourcing software and expertise in offering business advisory services to offer clients a winning procurement solution. T...more

The Trials and Tribulations of a Software-as-a-Service Company

Market Dojo provides an eSourcing solution based entirely in the cloud. And whilst we boast all the benefits of being a Saas company, such as pay per use pricing and delivery, in...more

Market Dojo: The Past, The Present and The...

"What would Market Dojo be like today if it had started 10 years earlier?" That was the question posed by Jon Hansen of Procurement Insights one fine day in April. Having o...more

Dear UK, Please leave. From France

This article was a challenge to write and should be viewed with good humour and in an amicable fashion. As a good French and European citizen, I am obliged to defend our interests ...more

French Trainee – A last blog from the...

Last week we bid a fond farewell to our intern Alex who spent 9 glorious weeks at Market Dojo HQ. Whilst here he worked on translation of the website, wrote content for the blog an...more

Some more generous client feedback

In case you missed it, we recently enhanced our Case Study page. This included a neat filter option to help our visitors zone into the segment of interest, be it Private or Publ...more

Competition works! But only if customers want it...

This is a guest post by Vlado Prosenik from Efekto Pro. Efekto Pro are our consultancy partner in Slovenia.  They help customers make purchase more efficient. You can read the o...more

See what the Doctor says…

We would like to thank Sourcing Innovation for two great blog posts on Market Dojo. The Sourcing Innovation blog was started in June of 2006, is authored and edited by Michael ...more

eSourcing returns

We recently met up with a small french consultancy, Effixens at cafe Lala in Hammersmith. On the menu was some fantastic mediterranean food as well as a healthy dose of eSourci...more

Variables in the Adoption of Auctions in Procurement...

Editor’s Note: When Kelly Barner and Alun Rafique submitted this post on the variables in the adoption of auctions, they hit close to home in terms of an area of procurement abo...more

Market Dojo: A Dragon’s Den View by Jon...

Posted on February 4, 2014 by PI Blogger Procurement Insights Blog Editors note:  We had the great pleasure to be picked as a finalist for the 'Year in the life series' on t...more

Domestic eSourcing – a follow-up to Spend Matters

This article is a follow-up piece by Nick Drewe, co-founder of Market Dojo, who used the Market Dojo eSourcing tool to let a contract with local builders for his own home extension...more

Reverse auction entrepreneurs to bid for expansion with...

By The Bristol Post  |  Posted: February 05, 2014 By Gavin Thompson A NORTH Bristol firm has led the way in online reverse auctions, in which businesses get suppliers to bi...more

Spend Matters – Innovation Dojo – another new...

PETER SMITH - January 16, 2014 12:05 AM http://spendmatters.com/uk/innovation-dojo-another-new-product-market-dojo/ We featured Market Dojo and their new ‘Category Dojo’ ...more

Spend Matters – Category Dojo – a new...

PETER SMITH - January 13, 2014 7:31 AM http://spendmatters.com/uk/category-dojo-new-product-market-dojo/ If all the surveys and predictions are correct, topics such as suppli...more

Working with Local Government Procurement – our guest...

The following article featured as a guest post on the excellent Procurement Insights EU blog.  It outlines some of the challenges we have faced whilst working with local governm...more

An Englishman in Paris and the fourth dimension

We were very proud to be invited to the Salon Solutions event in Paris on the 1st-3rd October by our French partner, Effixens. As the only French speaker on the Market Dojo team, i...more

A typical day with Market Dojo – by...

Our intern Antoine Boton sums up his experience on his 6 week internship with Market Dojo.  Here is an outline of his typical day's work with us: Before arriving at the Market Doj...more

First impressions of the UK – by our...

For the next few weeks, we are lucky enough be working with two interns from France, Camélia Chiguer and Antoine Boton.  Here are the observations about the cultural differences ...more

Guest Post – Maximising user adoption of e-sourcing...

Today we are very pleased to welcome a guest post from Optimum Procurement.  Jane McAuliffe from Optimum was kind enough to participate in a recent product requirements workshop,...more

Guest post – Successfully Implementing e-Auctions for Legal...

Back in 2012, we received a great deal of interest from customers and prospects considering the use of Market Dojo for sourcing of legal services. Today we are pleased to welcome ...more

A fantastic article about Market Dojo on Buyers...

Buyers Meeting Point has written a great article about our new Samurai release. We were so pleased, here it is in full: ENTER THE SAMURAI: ESOURCING MADE SIMPLE In October 2010...more

Big thanks to University of Gloucestershire Digital Film...

We would like to say a massive thanks to Tea, Liz, Sanni and their lecturer Ben, all from the Digital Film Production course from University of Gloucestershire , for their time a...more

Market Dojo Interview with Buyers Meeting Point, November...

To get us started, give us a little background on Market Dojo and the team. Two of the founding Directors, Alun Rafique and I, worked as cost reduction consultants for a nearly ...more

Warren Services save Administrative overhead using Quick Quotes

With Quick Quotes, it's difficult to find reasons not to use it. My team think its great. We were worried everyone would say you send too much stuff but everyone's feedback has been “we love it”.

William Bridgman Managing Director at Warren Services

Arqiva use Market Dojo as a key tool within their purchasing strategy

I managed to generate a 48% saving in 2 hours so was very happy with the result! I would definitely recommend these guys. I honestly don't have a bad word to say about them. Excellent service, excellent software and a fantastic experience.

Tara Hunt Category Manager, Arqiva
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Market Dojo helps bring simplicity to a complex procurement environment

The company and people are intuitive, young and enthusiastic in nature. Specsavers will be looking to use Market Dojo as a ‘business as usual’ tool and regard it as an integral part of their negotiation toolkit.

Jasper Raby Procurement Consultant, Specsavers

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