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Hochfelder’s bold MRO prediction? by Jon Hansen

February 6, 2014

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Okay I know that coming on the heels of my previous post in which shall we say, I questioned the veracity of a research paper by The Hackett Group on supplier consolidation, this next post may cause some to suggest an absence of bran in my diet.  Or maybe that the winter has been far […]

Hackett Group research article on supplier consolidation surprising . . . for all the wrong reasons by Jon Hansen

February 6, 2014

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“Consolidating suppliers within specific supply markets is a proven strategy to concentrate buying power and reduce purchase prices. The activity can be taken further, though, especially within non-production (indirect) spending areas . . . Consolidating suppliers within specific supply markets is a proven strategy to concentrate buying power and reduce purchase prices. The specific business […]

Source One: The “Thinking” Professional’s Solution (Source One LLC Profile)

September 8, 2008

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A Gartner study released at its 2003 Gartner Symposium/Itxpo 2003 stated half of the year’s outsourcing projects would fail to deliver on bottom-line promises. (Information Week; March 26, 2003) “Few Outsourcing mega deals have been successful in the past 10 years – at least 50% fail in the first year and 80% don’t produce any […]

Overcoming the challenges of an ineffective RFP process: Improved collaboration through intelligence synchronization (QStrat Profile)

August 29, 2008

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I have had close to 30 reader responses to my recent posts on the utilization of the RFP or e-tendering process for the acquisition of goods and services. While there have been successful demonstrations of its utilization relative to MERX (MERX: An Evolution to a Broader Market), and of course the Commonwealth of Virginia’s eVA […]

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

April 24, 2008

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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 […]