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New Paper: Is Change Management Still Relevant in The Emerging Digital Era?

May 10, 2018

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Focusing on the inherent link between vendor rationalization, maverick spend and change management this discussion paper will seek to answer the question; is change management as we know it from a procurement standpoint still relevant in the digital era? By referencing more than 15 years of research, this paper will show how the intuitive nature […]

New Paper: Digital Transformation in Procurement

April 6, 2018

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Discussion Paper Focus: This paper examines the four cultural influences that impact digital transformation within an organization.

New Intel case study provides interesting insight in terms of supplier accessibility

February 27, 2014

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The following Intel Case Study is quite interesting in terms of demonstrating how the emerging B2B world is transitioning to a more nimble technological platform that provides equal access across a company’s supply base regardless of vendor size.  Or to put it another way, we have come a long way since the limiting days of […]

Dangerous Supply Chain Myths: Talent Attraction White Paper

August 24, 2011

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“A supply chain is not an abstract network driven by processes and machines, but a real network driven by people.  Good supply chains run on good people.  Supply Chain Success will be impossible without the right talent, which is becoming rarer every day thanks to the global talent war.  Any organization that does not have […]

Five thought provoking and controversial white papers available when you subscribe to the PI Supply Chain Resource Library

June 22, 2011

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Over the years I have been engaged to do research and then write about specific areas of procurement.  This has included my government funded work relative to the utilization of an agent-based model in the development of a web-based, on-demand platform back in 1998, to commodity characteristic analysis and ERP vendor studies. Suffice to say […]

With SAP, failure is not an option . . . often times its the only option!

September 20, 2010

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What does a bankrupt drug store chain, a County in Washington and an IT integrator have in common?  All have collectively lost tens of millions of dollars through failed SAP initiatives. The following is a white paper that was originally released in early 2008 and examines the myriad of challenges experienced by government organizations in […]

Transparency in Government Procurement White Paper Now Available

September 7, 2010

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At the end of April a Roundtable Discussion featuring four leading procurement experts assembled during the 3rd Annual Business of Government Show in Washington, DC to discuss transparency in the government procurement process. Broadcast live across the Blog Talk Radio Network, this 90-Minute PI Window on Business Special covered the issues, problems and yes even […]