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Highlights from my interview with Bravo VP Dan Warn regarding Ontario Government implementation by Jon Hansen

July 15, 2015

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Yesterday’s interview with Bravo Vice President Dan Warn was a fast but comfortably-paced discussion, in which the exec provided much needed insight into the Ontario government implementation, including the purported challenges highlighted in my recent posts. The big question of course was whether or not Bravo has or had employed strong-arm tactics, by suggesting that […]

The Daniel Warn Factor: What can Bravo learn from the Blue Cross Blue Shield implementation? by Jon Hansen?

July 12, 2015

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“As CPO, led complete procurement transformation in less than 18 months including the design and adoption of a new purchasing policy, strategic sourcing process, vendor management program, implementation of P2P and eSourcing solutions, and creation of a procurement dashboard to monitor key performance metrics and target areas for continuous improvement. This resulted in an increase […]

Managing change is the key to Virginia’s continuing success with eVA by Jon Hansen

June 19, 2015

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Change is inevitable. Our ability to not only recognize this immutable truth, but adapt to it, is the key to whether change will be a good thing or not. In my post yesterday, I talked with IACCM’s CEO and founder Tim Cummins about the importance of leadership succession planning. His reference to Warren Buffett’s “progression of the […]

Breaking The NIGP Code? by Jon Hansen

June 18, 2015

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Back in the middle of April, I wrote a post titled What is the real cost of moving away from the NIGP Code? At the time, there seemed to be a notable reluctance on the part of NIGP Code licensees such as States, to make the switch to another taxonomy. According to feedback, this reluctance was based upon […]

In honoring NIGP CEO, has CIPS undermined procurement’s creditability? by Jon Hansen

June 8, 2015

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A colleague asked me what I had thought of Rick Grimm being awarded a Fellowship by the UK-based Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply, which is the organization’s highest grade of membership. As I wasn’t previously aware of it, my first reaction was “hmmmm, that’s interesting . . .maybe he is getting the boot and […]

The Other Side of Grimm by Jon Hansen

May 20, 2015

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A colleague recently asked me the following question; will those who oppose NIGP’s Chief Executive Rick Grimm be annoyed because my coverage may not have demonized him as they had hoped? It is an interesting query on many levels. To start, I think it is safe to say that this story overall is frustrating to many regardless of […]

New NIGP 990 Return Review: Optics Versus Profitability – Which Is More Important? by Jon Hansen

May 15, 2015

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“The consumer survey found that 74% of respondents would be unlikely to buy products or services from a company involved in controversial supplier practices. It also points out a number of other key findings – all in all companies who are not actively monitoring the business practices of their suppliers, or who are engaged in […]

Jumping Down The #CodeGate Rabbit Holes by Jon Hansen

May 14, 2015

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“In a fall down the rabbit hole, an individual sets off on the path with a goal, gets sidetracked by various events and changes direction several times along the way, eventually ending up somewhere unexpected, typically without having satisfied the original purpose of the quest. Nevertheless, the path often leads to serendipitous discoveries. Furthermore, according to […]

What Role Did The Collective NIGP Membership Play In The #CodeGate Scandal? by Jon Hansen

May 12, 2015

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Collective guilt is particularly interesting, because it can lead to pro-social behaviors (such as apologies or restitution to injured groups), but also can motivate people to turn a blind eye to their own groups’s past misdeeds. – Elliot R. Smith, Indiana University According to multiple sources, the industry buzz regarding Procurement Insights’ coverage of #CodeGate is that […]

Stumbling And Stonewalling Its Way Through CodeGate, Why Would Anyone Want To Belong To The NIGP by Jon Hansen

May 10, 2015

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Dear Mr. Hansen, I provided our 990s as required by Section 6014(b) of the Internal Revenue Code and IRS instruction.  The additional information you have requested goes beyond the public disclosure requirement.  I will not expend additional NIGP resources to provide you with this information. Regards, Tina First, NIGP CEO Rick Grimm implodes by way of his […]