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Bridging the disconnect between finance and purchasing (Part 5): Cost of Capital and the advent of an elusive tie-in to purchasing

September 20, 2011

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In many instances, purchasing, perhaps more than any other business function, is wedded to routine.  Ignoring or accepting countless economic and political disruptions to their supply of materials, companies continue to negotiate annually with their established networks of suppliers or sources.  But many purchasing managers’ skills and outlooks were formed 20 years ago in an […]

Bridging the disconnect between finance and purchasing (Part 2): Leveraging purchasing to improve ROIC

September 13, 2011

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What’s really cool is that software leviathans are awakening to the promise of these treasures and developing increasingly powerful IT solutions that leverage the Internet to multiply the savings potential and add speed.  And the reason extremely few companies are doing well?  Poor executive leadership. from the book Straight to the Bottom Line: An Executive’s […]

Bridging the Communications Gap Between Finance and Purchasing

January 31, 2008

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  A May 4th, 2006 article titled How to Speak Like a CFO, stressed that “Too often, finance executives in Corporate America simply don’t believe that purchasing departments are really bringing in the savings they claim.  That may be because financing and purchasing don’t speak the same language.” A December 20th, 2007 article shows that […]