Browsing All posts tagged under »change management«

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

May 10, 2018


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 […]

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

June 19, 2015


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 […]

3 supply chain concepts that should finally (and mercifully) be abandoned in 2013 by Jon Hansen

December 18, 2013


In numerous articles that I have written over the years, I have made reference to three concepts that should once and for all be removed from the supply chain vernacular. I am of course talking about Maverick Spend, Change Management and Vendor Rationalization. In a world where both public and private sector organizations are looking […]

SciQuest IACCM Webinar Real Time Notes by Jon Hansen

October 1, 2013


Editor’s Note: The following post can best be described as my notes “on the fly” based on listening to the SciQuest – IACCM Webinar titled “Contract Management Success: The Secret Sauce.” As you read through them please keep in mind that they are for the most part spontaneous and unedited – something that I wanted […]

The Evolution of Strategic Sourcing by Joe Payne

June 1, 2012


A few weeks ago, I had the opportunity to sit in on some roundtables at the Corporate United Synergy conference in Scottsdale, Arizona.  The majority of attendees were strategic sourcing and procurement professionals primarily focused on indirect spend categories, many at companies with $1 billion or more in annual sales. The underlying theme of most […]

A Dichotomy of Perspectives: A Discussion on Forrest Breyfogle’s New Book on Integrated Enterprise Excellence

April 24, 2008


Recently, I had the opportunity to exchange ideas on the veracity of the various models that organizations rely upon as the framework for building a successful enterprise.   What prompted this open and productive exchange of ideas was a question that was recently posed regarding the merits of Forrest Breyfogle’s latest book on Integrated Enterprise […]

Guest Post: Just Imagine—a Flawless Procurement Merger Integration! (Author: Glenda Leatherman)

March 27, 2008


Picture yourself as a procurement professional in a regulated industry (e.g., telecommunications). Your company is one of three major players in this industry that are about to merge. Your assignment—should you choose to accept it—is to bring the three procurement organizations together into one functioning organization within months of Merger Day 1. With thought and […]