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Who Are Procurement’s New Leaders? by Jon Hansen

January 27, 2015


My most recent post titled The Face of Procurement’s Generation Next, has garnered considerable attention throughout the social media world, including some interesting comments in a number of social networking sites. One reaction however stood out, as the perspective offered by the reader served to remind us that despite the profession’s elevation from that of a functional […]

Buyers need not apply by Jon Hansen

March 24, 2014


Post Update: Of course, everyone knows by now that the person I am teaming up with to write the book is @BuyersMeetPoint Kelly Barner. Look for it to be released later this year. In the coming weeks, I will be making an official announcement sharing with you the news that I will be partnering with […]

#eVAForum2013 The procurement professional’s Achilles heel by Jon Hansen

November 5, 2013


“Procurement professionals are great at delivering value, but terrible at promoting their value to their organization and beyond.” This is the statement I made to open my second session at last weeks 25th Annual Public Procurement Forum in Virginia. Titled Strategically Speaking: Procurement, the Organization and You, I focused on the significant changes that are […]

Top PI Blog Posts Countdown No. 3: Is There a Difference Between Purchasing and Procurement? (A PI Q&A)

November 1, 2012


Editor’s Note: As we approach my 1,000th Procurement Insights blog post, over the next week I will be sharing with you the top 5 posts in terms of overall reads. Today’s submission, which ranked number 3 with 8,515 reads, was written on July 21st, 2008.  Posing the simple yet seemingly powerful question “is there a […]

Upcoming Special “21st Century Leadership: An Evolutionary Profile” highlights the need for purchasing professionals to take an expanded view of their world

June 3, 2009


“Our 5th annual survey shows the CIO entering a period of rapid transformation. Expect more business responsibilities and (say 32% of respondents) even a change in title. Other critical factors include . . . a CIO with the well-rounded skills to be a trusted business leader, and a CIO who spends a good deal of […]

SPONSOR NEWS: Corporate United SYNERGY 2009, Katzscan Newsletter, eWorld Conference and LM3 Sustainable Features

December 12, 2008


(Corporate United) – Corporate United (Procurement Insights newest sponsor), the nation’s largest group purchasing organization, will host its eighth annual SYNERGY conference May 12 – 14, 2009 at The Conrad Hotel in Chicago, Illinois. SYNERGY 2009 will feature presentations by: Former CEO of Starbucks Coffee Company Jim Donald Mickey North Rizza, research director of the […]

Procurement Insights “Syndication” Network Continues To Grow

March 3, 2008


Since launching the Procurement Insights Blog in May of 2007 distribution of our posts and corresponding articles through an expanding network of publications and web sites means that PI is now reaching tens of thousands of readers around the globe. While we still have a predominantly North American readership base, over the next few months […]

Supply Chain Confidence? (A PI Q and A)

February 28, 2008


The following is an interesting question I received from a Master of Science (M.Sc.) Business Technologies student who is working on her thesis “Measuring Confidence in Supply Chain Management System: An empirical approach.” Reader Question: My name is Diana Esparza, M.Sc. Electronic Business Technologies full time student at the University of Ottawa. Currently, I am […]