Browsing All posts tagged under »Bill Michels«

New eBook: Procurement Experts Outlook For 2018

March 29, 2018


What does a future with Big Data, Robotic Process Automation, and Artificial Intelligence look like for procurement professionals? In this new eBook industry thought leaders such as Bill Michels, Robert Handfield, Kelly Barner, and Tim Cummins provide their perspectives on not only what that future will look like, but how procurement professionals can position themselves to […]

Is the traditional association dead? Not if you’re proactively evolving your curriculum like ISM!

March 19, 2012


On the 28th of March I will have an opportunity to talk with ADR International’s Bill Michel about his organization recently being acquired by the Institute for Supply Management or ISM. For those of you who have followed both this blog and the PI Window on Business Show on Blog Talk Radio, you know that […]

In the Year 2020 . . . Workforce

July 12, 2011


As posted this past past Friday, each day this week I will be providing my take on the top 5 predictions for the year 2020 from Bob Lohfeld’s July 7th Washington Technology article aptly named 5 predictions for the 2020 market. Today we tackle prediction number 2, the workforce. Lohfeld’s prognostication: The workforce will be […]

25 Years and a Call To Action

May 18, 2011


London, May 16, 2011 – ADR International today marks its 25th anniversary with a call to all in the procurement and sourcing community to build on the impressive improvements in procurement professionalism, standing and the skills set of the procurement community achieved over the past quarter century. from the  ADR International Celebrates 25th Anniversary press […]

Supply Chains are indeed the ties that bind us all in a global economy

March 12, 2011


Last June 23rd I can vividly recall the feelings I had when while sitting at my desk, our region was struck by what turned out to be a 5.0 magnitude earthquake.  With the epicenter a mere 25 kilometers from my office, the rolling build-up and corresponding shaking, was tantamount to a jet airplane flying through […]

With Baxter Kawasaki Let’s The Good Times Roll!

August 18, 2010


In another one of those moments when you realize that your are just a few short years away from wearing plaid shirts, pants that buckle over your belly button and running shoes (not because your athletic but because you need the arch support), the first thing that came to mind when I received word that […]

Thought Leaders Segment: Bill Michels Live from ISM’s 95th Annual International Conference

April 21, 2010


Joining us on May 26th at 9:30 AM EST on the PI Window on Business Show from ISM’s 95th Annual International Supply Management Conference and Educational Exhibit in sunny San Diego is Bill Michels. During this Special 30-Minute segment, Bill will discuss how the recovery is putting strain on supply managers because organizations have lost […]

PI Window on Business Thought Leaders Series Expands to Include Public Sector Procurement

April 7, 2010


As announced here in my December 31st, 2009 post “Exciting New Vistas Await the PI Window on Business Show in 2010,” we have launched the new Business Thought Leaders Series in which we will be joined by industry experts to share their perspectives on the key areas of everyday business including Venture Capital investment, logistics […]

Uncluttering Your Brand: Why The Ariba Exchange is The Same Old Song with an Ineffective Beat

March 17, 2010


Second, it seems to me that the advantage of the stand-alone blog (versus a broader platform) is that it is uncluttered. I struggle to bother with things like LinkedIn and Twitter, I have so rarely found anything useful on either of them. The blog can be more like the daily news headlines, once you trust […]

Is the U.S. Government or a competitor in charge of the Congressional hearings involving Toyota?

February 24, 2010


Today’s Business Thought Leaders segment with author and industry expert Bill Michels was incredible.  Of the several noteworthy observations Michels provided, his revelation that the current Congressional hearings regarding the Toyota recall has the Japanese manufacturer actually giving testimony before a competitor raises a number of red flags. The moment that the U.S. Government became […]