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The Socially Responsible Procurement Practice: Moving Beyond Social Consciousness (enterprising non-profits Profile)

September 9, 2008


“The question this raises is quite simply what set of circumstances will elevate green procurement from a nice to do “boutique” status to a more meaningful (and essential) element of a sound purchasing strategy?  At the risk of answering my own question, I do not think that green procurement in and of itself will achieve […]

Source One: The “Thinking” Professional’s Solution (Source One LLC Profile)

September 8, 2008


A Gartner study released at its 2003 Gartner Symposium/Itxpo 2003 stated half of the year’s outsourcing projects would fail to deliver on bottom-line promises. (Information Week; March 26, 2003) “Few Outsourcing mega deals have been successful in the past 10 years – at least 50% fail in the first year and 80% don’t produce any […]

Challenging the Integrity of your Supply Chain: The Weak Links of Hidden Risks (Katzscan Profile)

September 3, 2008


“In the fall of 2004, the Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission, known as COSO, released their Enterprise Risk Management – Integrated Framework, which was authored by PricewaterhouseCoopers.  This principles-based framework provides direction and criteria for improving an organization’s ability to manage risk.  Moreover, the enterprise risk management framework is fully aligned with […]

Overcoming the challenges of an ineffective RFP process: Improved collaboration through intelligence synchronization (QStrat Profile)

August 29, 2008


I have had close to 30 reader responses to my recent posts on the utilization of the RFP or e-tendering process for the acquisition of goods and services. While there have been successful demonstrations of its utilization relative to MERX (MERX: An Evolution to a Broader Market), and of course the Commonwealth of Virginia’s eVA […]

MERX: An Evolution to a Broader Market (MERX Profile)

August 27, 2008


“Regardless of the moniker, the majority of government initiative elemental roots can be traced back to the New Public Management (NPM) ideology in which efficiency, accountability, decentralisation and marketisation are the main components or drivers (J.E. Lane, Public Sector Reform: Only deregulation, privatization and marketisation, Public Sector Reform, 1997). Since the early 80s the NPM […]

The Web 2.0 Association: Reader Response (CPPC-CCMP Profile)

August 26, 2008


Response to our recent sponsor profile articles is quite active with the posting on services procurement garnering more than 20 comments. As is our normal practice, I am more than pleased to share these comments with you starting with the feedback that was received from a supply chain professional in Panama regarding the August 20th post […]

The Web 2.0 Association: A Dynamic Engagement Between Stakeholders Sharing The Same Interests And Goals (Canadian Public Procurement Council Profile)

August 20, 2008


Traditional membership models for many associations have become somewhat stagnate in that they are not effectively aligned with the emerging Web 2.0 world of dynamic engagement between stakeholders sharing the same interests and goals. According to CPPC-CCMP President Kathleen Muretti, recognizing and responding to this changing landscape is a key tenet of her council’s value […]

Leveling the intagible playing field of professional services procurement (Beyond Referrals Profile)

August 19, 2008


“I stated that the worst thing a purchasing person can do when using an RFP to buy professional services is to exclude a project budget. Immediately, a rebuttal was offered, “But if I give them the budget,” stated the attendee, “they are all just going to come in at that budget.” He was right. But […]

The Disconnect between the Procedural Demands and Operational Requirements of Effective Contract Services Engagement (CW Solutions Profile)

August 14, 2008


“You take what you can get in order to pay rent, buy food, she explains.  If you can find a group that might have potential for hiring on permanently, you take the risk of staying around and putting in a lot of hours, proving yourself to these folks. She says she has been in several […]

Metric Synchronization Versus Standardization: The Real Value Behind IEE (Smarter Solutions Profile,

August 11, 2008


“Like a politician stumping for votes, proclamations by senior executives (and many industry pundits) that people and not technology are what is important rarely translates from the realm of oratory pontification into meaningful real-world application. This is due in large part to the fact that outside of the framework of political correctness, communication as Bill […]