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YOU WANT PROCUREMENT SUCCESS? PUT THE HORSE BACK IN FRONT OF THE CART (EXCERPT)

May 14, 2019

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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 […]

Beyond Trends: Industry Experts And Practitioners Weigh In On What Will Matter Most To Procurement Pros in 2019 No. #2

February 5, 2019

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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? Okay, and as […]