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“Risking It All” series launches next week with two great​ guests!

October 13, 2017

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“Everybody talks about risk, but nobody does anything about it.” Okay, so I took some liberties with the famous Mark Twain, and Charles Dudley Warner joke about the weather and made it about risk. However, and different from the weather, procurement professionals can do something about risk, but for whatever reason choose not to. At least […]

Expert panel weighs in on how to “Leverage The Power of Procurement” at Virginia Forum 2014

November 21, 2014

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This past week I had the great privilege of moderating a panel discussion on Leveraging The Power of Procurement at the Virginia 2014 Forum. The guest panel, which featured IACCM’s Tim Cummins, NIGP’s Chief Executive Rick Grimm, The Hackett Group’s Chris Sawchuk and  author-educator Kate Vitasek, provided an insightful and thought-provoking look at a profession […]

Like the appetizer for a great meal, Hackett Group’s study on procurement’s expanding focus leaves you wanting more by Jon Hansen

May 15, 2014

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“Cost reduction is still a top priority. But we believe many procurement organizations have reached the upper limit of cost reductions possible in categories they are actively sourcing today . . . It also calls for skills that are outside procurement’s traditional areas of expertise.” – Chris Sawchuk, The Hackett Group What makes the just […]