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Buyers Meeting Points’ 2012 Pro To Know Kelly Barner becomes a regular PI contributing columnist

April 16, 2012


I am pleased to welcome Buyers Meeting Points’ Kelly Barner as a regular contributing columnist to the Procurement Insights Blog. Kelly recently received the well deserved honor of being a 2012 Supply & Demand Chain Executive ‘Pro to Know’ for her (and partner Cindy Allen-Murphy’s) incredible work in both informing and empowering procurement professionals the […]

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 […]

Knowledge and relevance go hand-in-hand in a rapidly changing global marketplace

February 15, 2011


As one might reasonably conclude, my February 8th, 2011 Procurement Insights post titled “According to study conducted over three decades buyers warrant little consideration in terms of value to the organization,” was somewhat incendiary . . . although few actually disagreed outright with its observations. In essence, we all know something is broken but do […]

Is Fragmentation Undermining the Purchasing Profession: IACCM’s Tim Cummins Believes It Is

January 12, 2011


For groups like contract management and procurement, there are no universal standards of practice. Unlike fields such as medicine, engineering and the law, there is no firmly established professional ethic or body of knowledge. And without this, they can never achieve sustainable professional status. Fragmentation clearly works against establishing such standards and ultimately proves inefficient […]

Sourcing Without The Software: Buyers Meeting Point

August 31, 2010


It was Sir Francis Bacon in his work Meditations which offered the aphorism that “knowledge is power.” Over the years of course this ubiquitous term has probably been attributed to many others besides Bacon, however Sir Francis was and is the first to coin the phrase. Following a similar line of thinking Buyers Meeting Point, […]

Buyers Meeting Point: A Community of Purpose for Purchasing Professionals

November 19, 2009


When I recently spoke with Buyers Meeting Point “BPM” founder Cindy Allen-Murphy about the exciting things that are happening around her web services site for purchasing professionals, I could not help but look beyond the innovative tools and expanding resources to see the emergence of a true “community of purpose.” As you know, I have often lamented (at […]

May 21st PI Window on Business Revisits and Expands Upon our Panel Discussion that Asked the Question: Is the Traditional Membership Model Dead? (

May 19, 2009


We once again welcome our guest panel of Tim McCarthy (IACCM), David Clevenger (Corporate United), Cindy Allen-Murphy (Buyers Meeting Point), and Charles Dominick (Next Level Purchasing) as we discuss the ongoing viability of the traditional association membership model. In this week’s show we delve even deeper into the questions that surround the significant changes and […]

PI Window on Business On-Demand Broadcast Available for April 9 Show: Is The Traditional Association Membership Model Dead?

April 9, 2009


A panel of distinguished guests addressed what is without a doubt one of the most interesting and perhaps controversial issues facing the supply chain professional today . . . “Is the traditional association membership model dead?” Moving from the shadows of an adjunct function of the finance department to a recognized role of strategic importance […]

PI Window on Business: April 2, 2009 Episode Now Available On-Demand (

April 3, 2009


If you did not have the opportunity to listen to the live broadcast of today’s show, we are pleased to provide you with an On-Demand replay. Simply use the following link ( to access the Episode Replay directly on the Blog Talk Radio Network. We hope that you enjoy the show, and look forward to […]

Procurement Insights/PI Window on Business Poll: The Traditional Professional Association Model is Still Relevant? (

March 27, 2009


On the April 9th PI Window on Business Blog Talk Radio Show we ask the question, “Is the traditional association membership model dead?” In conjunction with the Procurement Insights Blog, PI Window on Business has just released a new poll which relates directly to this upcoming broadcast. Please take a few moments to cast your […]