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We interrupt this SciQuest Series . . . by Jon Hansen

August 26, 2015

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Analysts, however, didn’t share his unwavering confidence, with Stifel, Nicolaus & Co, Inc’s Tom Roderick asking what assurances Wiehe could offer that implementation issues didn’t contribute to the contract dispute. “How much comfort do you have that we won’t see this sort of situation replicated with other large bodies?” he asked. Wiehe repeatedly insisted Colorado […]

The SciQuest SLAPP: The Howard Post Continued by Jon Hansen

August 25, 2015

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Before I delve into the remaining points of SciQuest’s contention with my August 3rd post Assessing former CFO Rudy Howard’s departure: Is SciQuest’s Wiehe looking for true leaders or puppets?, I want to let you know that we are still in the process of trying to upload the entire 26 page document. As promised, and as […]

Request For Clarification Of NIGP Chief Exec’s Expenses, Solicits A Slower Response Than Expected by Jon Hansen

May 2, 2015

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“In recent years, actual and perceived abuses in the area of executive expenses and “perks” have been among the leading causes of stricter federal tax laws governing nonprofit organizations and greater scrutiny by the Internal Revenue Service of the practices of nonprofit organizations in the United States. Many organizations struggle with this area of compliance.” […]

Why a new CEO from outside of the company means greater job security for a CPO by Jon Hansen

June 27, 2014

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My father used to say be careful for what you wish as it may actually come true. It was one of those sayings that took on greater meaning with both age and experience. Well for many years now, procurement professionals have clearly wanted a seat at the executive table.  While we are still a long […]

Zycus LinkedIn post uses the equivalent of Sandberg’s “bossy” term to describe procurement professionals? by Jon Hansen

March 21, 2014

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In a recent post by Roz Usheroff, she indicated that you would probably have to be on another planet – maybe even in another galaxy – to not have heard of the recent call to arms of Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg to eradicate the word “bossy” from our everyday vernacular.  The reason for Sandberg’s discontent […]

When the going gets tough does gender equality fly out the window? by Roz Usheroff

April 3, 2013

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Editor’s Note: The following is a post that appeared in Roz Usheroff’s The Remarkable Leader Blog, in which she asks the question . . . have women come as far as they think in the corporate world? In the recent Deal Book article Lessons on Being a Success on Wall St., and Being a Casualty […]

Does Toshiba’s appointment of its long-time manager of procurement and manufacturing represent the long-awaited breakthrough? by Jon Hansen

March 1, 2013

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The most telling example of this was one of the many observations that were made during a 2007 CPO Agenda Roundtable discussion in which the majority of senior executives expressed the belief that the best person to run a purchasing department, is someone who does not have a purchasing background.  You can read my February […]

The Prognosticators Series: 2013 Predictions by Source One

February 11, 2013

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Editor’s Note:  As is often the case when the hands of time tick relentlessly forward into another new year, we take this opportunity to look ahead to what the next 12 months might hold in store for us both personally as well as for the purchasing industry as a whole. In this fifth installment of […]