Search Results for »Vendor Rationalization«

2022 SAP Paper On CPO Challenges Takes Us Back To A 2009 Post On Vendor Rationalization

June 7, 2022


How does a vendor rationalization strategy still make sense in a post-pandemic world? We asked the same question in 2009!

Kraft Buys Into the Mirage of Vendor Rationalization (REVISITED)

September 9, 2009


How does a vendor rationalization strategy still make sense in a post-pandemic world?

The Continuing Dangers of Vendor Rationalization

November 27, 2007


As mentioned in my previous post, the feedback I receive from procurement professionals who attend my conferences never fail to make an impact in terms of the grassroots challenges they face on a daily basis. Often times, it is the adherence to long held beliefs and strategies that undermine their efforts to deliver maximum value […]

Unfortunately, some traditional mainstream pundits continue to miss the mark when it comes to Coupa and similar-type vendor solutions

March 2, 2010


I just read Torbjorn Thorsen’s post on his  Purchasing Transformation Blog, and while gently making reference to the fact that Spend Matters’ Jason Busch was “correct in his analysis” regarding a recent post comparing Coupa to Ariba, he went on to say that “there are a few areas where the correct analysis unfortunately gets in […]

Getting Procurement Out of The Digital Transformation Rabbit Hole, e.g., Cost Savings and Digitalization

October 24, 2022


Why do procurement digital transformation initiatives succeed or fail?

Making A Case for Maverick Spend and A Maverick Mindset

October 18, 2022


Why is maverick spending bad? Maybe in the right circumstances it is good - but what are those circumstances?

New Paper: Is Change Management Still Relevant in The Emerging Digital Era?

May 10, 2018


Focusing on the inherent link between vendor rationalization, maverick spend and change management this discussion paper will seek to answer the question; is change management as we know it from a procurement standpoint still relevant in the digital era? By referencing more than 15 years of research, this paper will show how the intuitive nature […]

The Impact Of An M&A On The Procurement Department

March 25, 2015


This morning I read a post by Roz Usheroff regarding the just announced merger between Kraft and Heinz, and how an employee can both survive and thrive when an M&A occurs. Overall it was a great post, which provided practical insights and tips on what an employee should do when their company has either acquired […]

3 supply chain concepts that should finally (and mercifully) be abandoned in 2013 by Jon Hansen

December 18, 2013


In numerous articles that I have written over the years, I have made reference to three concepts that should once and for all be removed from the supply chain vernacular. I am of course talking about Maverick Spend, Change Management and Vendor Rationalization. In a world where both public and private sector organizations are looking […]

Top PI Blog Posts Countdown No. 2: Double Marginalization and the Decentralized Supply Chain

November 2, 2012


Editor’s Note: As we approach my 1,000th Procurement Insights blog post (we are now at 999 posts), I have over the past week, been sharing with you the top 5 posts in terms of overall reads. Today’s submission, which ranked number 2 with 13,077 reads, was written on August 9th, 2007.  The focus of the […]