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Women In Procurement – Equality Opportunity Means Equal Pay

August 9, 2019


A Time For True Equality! Check out my recent article in THE PROCUREMENT ITALIA MAGAZINE Year 5 Number 3 - 2019


May 14, 2019


This article by an end-user client presents one of the best eProcurement strategies I have seen in my close to 25 years in the procurement world.

Is it time that we step aside and let technology manage our relationships?

April 22, 2019


As you know, I write for many different publications, one of which is a new science and technology publication; Nirvanium. In my most recent article titled Human Inconsistencies In A Digitally Harmonious World, I pose the question “does technology collaborate better than people?” Based on my research, one could make a reasonable argument that we procurement […]

What Table? Why Procurement Has To Stop Chasing Ghosts From The Past

April 2, 2019


I always enjoy getting involved in a good debate, which is why I was happy that Buyers Meeting Point’s Kelly Barner brought me into a discussion regarding an article on LinkedIn; Procurement, seeking respect, may be looking for a seat at the wrong table. In responding to the post by Rich Weissman, Barner wrote the following: […]

The Real Engine Driving Digital Transformation

March 7, 2019


One of the common and I would say perhaps the most important underlying theme throughout the 13 interviews I did with industry thought leaders and IT Executives at #ActivateDigital2019 was the fact that people are the engine that drives digital transformation. Specifically, communication and collaboration. In the above video, I take my turn on the […]

Beyond Trends: Industry Experts And Practitioners Weigh In On What Will Matter Most To Procurement Pros in 2019 No. #6

February 25, 2019


As a lead-up to my Beyond Trends: Transformational realities redefining procurement panel on March 12th, I reached out to people in the procurement world asking them a simple, and somewhat straightforward question; in your opinion what do you believe is or will be the single most significant development that will impact procurement in 2019? In this sixth […]

Take Your Seat: Based On IDC Predictions Now Is Time For Procurement To Step Up To The Plate

February 12, 2019


Digital Transformation. Everyone’s talking about it, but according to a McKinsey Survey of 1,600 companies around the globe, only 23 percent of the executives who responded to their survey have a digital strategy in place. From a procurement standpoint, just 2 percent of those companies have a strategy regarding a digital supply chain. Where is […]