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New PI Poll: Does procurement need (deserve) independent media coverage?

May 1, 2017

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SupplierWatch: Which 7.317 billion USD Automotive Giant Might Be In Trouble?

November 7, 2017

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According to CreditRiskMonitor’s FRISK® score – which has a 96 percent accuracy rate, Southfield Michigan-based Federal-Mogul could be in big trouble. The FRISK® score indicates a company’s level of financial stress based on the probability of a bankruptcy over a one year period. Its clients rely on this information so they can protect themselves against future […]

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Ivalua’s MS Office Approach To Acquisitions​

November 3, 2017

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Energized and rapid is the best way that I can describe this morning’s interview with Ivalua CMO Alex Saric regarding the company’s recent acquisition of Directworks.     In fact, I would be hard-pressed to remember any other segment that had a similar sprint-like pace to today’s show. That said, it was also one of […]

PI Radio EXCLUSIVE: Zycus Horizon 2017 Panel on Supply Chain Risk

November 1, 2017

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In October I had the privilege of moderating two panels featuring international industry experts discussing some of our industry’s most pressing questions. I am pleased to provide you with this PI Window On The World exclusive broadcast of one of those discussions which were on supplier risk assessment and mitigation. INNOVATION TRACK (Lafitte Room) The Evolution […]

Procurious Gen NEXT Report informative but not surprising

October 18, 2017

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Would you believe that… … over two-thirds of procurement professionals are unclear about their long-term career plans … more than half don’t trust their own bosses to help with their career progression … just under half intend to change roles within the next two years In the above excerpt from an email, I received from Procurious regarding […]

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Bombardier Deal With Airbus Demonstrates Procurement’s Value

October 17, 2017

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“In exchange, it will offer Bombardier’s 100- to 150-seat plane its global procurement, sales and marketing and customer support expertise.” – Bombardier hands control of C Series airliner to Airbus, Globe And Mail October 16th, 2017 Right off the bat, I am not going to suggest that the just-announced deal between Canada’s Bombardier and France’s Airbus […]

Next Week; My Take On Horizon 2017 #HZN17

October 13, 2017

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Earlier this week I was in New Orleans – or the Big Easy as it is better known at Horizon 2017 moderating two discussions featuring expert panelists from around the globe. The first – which was on the Main Stage was titled Procurement Automation in Postmodern ERP Age. The dialogue was energized as both panelists, […]

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“Risking It All” series launches next week with two great​ guests!

October 13, 2017

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“Everybody talks about risk, but nobody does anything about it.” Okay, so I took some liberties with the famous Mark Twain, and Charles Dudley Warner joke about the weather and made it about risk. However, and different from the weather, procurement professionals can do something about risk, but for whatever reason choose not to. At least […]