Browsing All posts tagged under »CPO«

Talent acquisition goes digital, but does fast and efficient equal sure and effective? (Sourcing Solved excerpt)

January 27, 2020

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Will AI improve your company's odds of hiring the best candidates in the shortest period of time?

Chief Procurement Officer – Really? Is it time to Rebrand that Office? (Procurement Foundry Special)

November 18, 2019

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The CPO does not brand enough, methinks!

NASPO Response Explains Why Some View Procurement As A Second Class Profession

April 20, 2016

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Over the years I have been a passionate advocate for the procurement profession. While I dutifully covered stories such as the 2007 CPO Agenda Roundtable, in which participating executives expressed the believe that the best person to run a purchasing department was someone who doesn’t have a purchasing background I, like most in our profession, took […]

Hawaii moves away from the NIGP Code . . . will other states follow? by Jon Hansen

June 2, 2015

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IMPORTANT NOTICE! HIePRO currently uses NIGP (National Institute of Governmental Purchasing) commodity codes to connect vendors to the solicitations they are interested via e-mail notifications. In August 2015, the State Procurement Office (SPO) will change the commodity code classification system from the NIGP codes to the NAICS (North American Industry Code System) code. The e-mail […]

Never Mind Being A CFO, CIO or for that matter CPO, 2015 is the Year of the RMO by Jon Hansen

January 20, 2015

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I just read an article by Andy Akrouche in which he made reference to my interview with Pete Wharton, IBM’s Commerce Solutions Product Marketing Leader.  You can read about my interview in its entirety in my December 13th post titled IBM’s plans to corner or corral the cloud – it’s all a matter of governance. During […]

Why a new CEO from outside of the company means greater job security for a CPO by Jon Hansen

June 27, 2014

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My father used to say be careful for what you wish as it may actually come true. It was one of those sayings that took on greater meaning with both age and experience. Well for many years now, procurement professionals have clearly wanted a seat at the executive table.  While we are still a long […]

Translating Irrelevance: Why vendor “market share news” has little value in a practical sense by Jon Hansen

June 18, 2014

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“Il mercato mondiale del software dedicato al procurement e al supply chain management è cresciuto del 7,3% nello scorso anno, toccando 8,9 miliardi di dollari nel 2013.” – Gartner, crescono le soluzioni IT per il procurement 18 Giugno 2014 No I haven’t been taking lessons in Spanish – on a good day I have enough […]

How open are you to change? One CPO’s unique journey from finance to HR to purchasing by Roz Usheroff

June 18, 2013

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Editor’s Note: The following post originally appeared in Roz Usheroff’s The Remarkable Leader blog under the title Dubai Travel Journal (Part 2): Adaptable Brilliance . . . Denise’s Story. As far as I am concerned, one of the best examples of being open to trying something new is reflected in the following excerpt from my […]

For procurement professionals’ success is as much about personal branding as it is doing a great job! by Roz Usheroff

March 21, 2013

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Editor’s Note: The following is a post that appeared in Roz Usheroff’s The Remarkable Leader Blog.  Besides being a great read, it demonstrates the growing reach of our profession in that discussions about procurement’s value to an organization are no longer confined to our specific industry. The other day I read an article by James […]

Spend Matters Peter Smith’s Tesco rant misses the point by Jon Hansen

March 18, 2013

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Just so I leave no room for misunderstanding, I have never been an advocate of the centralization of the procurement process in the public sector.  Nor have I been lured into accepting the New Public Management or NPM mindset that automatically and without justification cedes procurement expertise and best practices to the private sector. The […]