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Which came first? Procurement’s transformation or technology’s?

March 22, 2018


In the second poll from today’s webinar The Rise of Post Modern ERP & its impact on procurement, the following question was asked; How much will your role as a procurement professional change in the postmodern ERP era? No, the strikeout of the word procurement is not a typo. I will explain that momentarily. The results of […]

Back From Extended Assignment

March 14, 2018


Over the past six-plus weeks there were times that I felt like donning a red a white striped toque and shirt. For those with children, you will get from where I am coming. Suffice to say, I have never been absent from this blog for this length of time since I launched it in May […]

Watch My Latest YouTube Webinar Video “The Emergence Of The Hybrid P2P Era.”

December 5, 2017


Last week I hosted a webinar on the emergence of the hybrid P2P era, and what it means for procurement professionals. Here is the overview of the webinar, the video of which you can watch below. The Emergence Of The Hybrid P2P Era “Enterprises must evolve rapidly to stay competitive in our modern, fast-paced world. […]

Procurious Gen NEXT Report informative but not surprising

October 18, 2017


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 […]

Bombardier Deal With Airbus Demonstrates Procurement’s Value

October 17, 2017


“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 […]

ISM/Zycus Poll Results On Procurement Relationships Telling

September 19, 2017


During this morning’s ISM/Zycus Webinar, I ran three polls. With close to 190 people in attendance, here are the results with my take on what each response means. There was also a very active chat room throughout the entire webinar, so you will definitely want to listen to the on-demand version as soon as it is […]

My Most Memorable Radio Segments

September 7, 2017


Isn’t it funny that you do not realize how quickly and imperceptibly time slips away? You blink, and your newborn baby girl is suddenly twelve and talking about boys. By the way, to all prospective suitors, I carry in my trunk at all times a shovel and a bag of lye – just saying. Anyway, […]