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11 Years Ago Today I Launched This Blog

May 18, 2018

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    It is hard to believe that this blog was launched 11 years ago today. It doesn’t seem that long of a period, yet in many ways, it feels like a lifetime (in a good sense). From the early days when I wondered if I would get an echo of interest from what was […]

If you left procurement, what profession would you choose to work in?

May 2, 2018

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As a follow-up to my post regarding a survey which found that if they had to do it over again 50 percent of procurement pros would have gone into another profession, I wanted to find out what profession they would choose? Based on my initial research it appears that a fair number of former procurement […]

Interview: Why Picking The Right Tech in 2018 Is Going To Be A Challenge

April 30, 2018

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Why Choosing The Right Procurement Technology Is Going To Be Trickier In 2018: Digital Transformation, AI, and Big Data Analytics The chances are that you are familiar with each of the above terms even if it is only a precursory knowledge. However, beyond a transient understanding, what impact will these technological breakthroughs have on procurement […]

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

March 22, 2018

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Editor’s Note: Here is the On-Demand Link To The Webinar: The Rise of Postmodern ERP & its Impact on Procurement 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? […]

Back From Extended Assignment

March 14, 2018

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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

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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

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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 […]