Browsing All Posts filed under »Procurement Foundry«

Despite the obvious challenges, social distancing measures would fall apart if not for supply chains

April 23, 2020

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As "stretched" as our supply chains have been due to the COVID-19 pandemic, they are still performing rather well in some important areas. Check out my latest article in Procurement Foundry to see where they are having a positive impact.

Two industry vets with deep SAP Ariba experience reflect on procurement’s 20-year journey into the digital age (Procurement Foundry Special)

February 20, 2020

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Reminiscent of the early days of Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software in which a sales representative for Oracle once told me that he doesn't get out of bed for any deal less than $1 million, beyond the hype there is uncertainty and disappointment.

Ace is the place . . . for procurement excellence (Procurement Foundry Special)

February 3, 2020

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Ace Hardware’s Senior Manager – Corporate Procurement, talks about why his company's procurement practice is so successful.

Hugging the cloud: How to get your arms around cloud services (Procurement Foundry Special)

January 10, 2020

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Have you "hugged" the cloud. Whether you have or haven't, you will want to read this post.

Sorry, Charlie, there is something wrong with the world’s seafood supply chain (Procurement Foundry Special)

December 6, 2019

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Sorry, Charlie but there is something wrong with our seafood supply chain.

Is purchasing a bad word? (Procurement Foundry Special)

December 5, 2019

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Which would you rather be; a purchasing professional, procurement professional, strategic sourcing professional?

5 Things to Consider Before Your Next Review (Procurement Foundry Special)

November 26, 2019

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When you think of performance reviews what immediately comes to mind? Chances are you may have overlooked at least a couple of these 5 tips to get the most from your review.

Moving vendors from order takers to strategic innovation providers (Procurement Foundry Special)

November 20, 2019

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When it comes to the topic of vendor innovation, a story by Peter Smith continues to stand out years later.

Chief Procurement Officer – Really? Is it time to Rebrand that Office? (Procurement Foundry Special)

November 18, 2019

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The CPO does not brand enough, methinks!

Ageism in Procurement? What exactly is going on? (Procurement Foundry Special)

November 15, 2019

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Regardless of age or sex, or whatever other “ism” differences there may be, there is always common ground.