Browsing All posts tagged under »CPO«

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 […]

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

November 1, 2012

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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 […]

Is It Possible To Break Into Procurement Without Procurement Experience? (Part 2) by Charles Dominick, SPSM, SPSM2

October 1, 2012

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Editor’s Note:  Charles is founder, president and chief procurement officer of Next Level Purchasing, which offers the SPSM (Senior Professional in Supply Management) Certification. Be sure to check out Charles’ Purchasing Certification Blog. In Part I of this article, I addressed the common question of “Can I break into procurement without having had any procurement […]

Is It Possible To Break Into Procurement Without Procurement Experience? (Part I) by Charles Dominick, SPSM, SPSM2

September 27, 2012

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Editor’s Note:  Charles is founder, president and chief procurement officer of Next Level Purchasing, which offers the SPSM (Senior Professional in Supply Management) Certification. Be sure to check out Charles’ Purchasing Certification Blog. “I’d love to break into procurement, but I have no procurement experience.  Is it possible?” This is a question that I get […]

Slacking With Your Professional Development? The True Reason Is Different Than The One You Want To Believe! By Charles Dominick, SPSM, SPSM2

August 28, 2012

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Wanna put a theory of mine to the test? Ask yourself the following question and write down your answer on a sheet of paper before reading the rest of this article. Why have you not earned your procurement certification or participated in much professional development? OK.  Do you have your answer written down? If so, […]

Is Procurement Trying Too Hard? by Kelly Barner

August 22, 2012

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One of the interesting stories to come out of the 2012 London Olympics is that some of the badminton teams were disqualified for trying to LOSE matches. That’s not exactly what you expect from the most competitive athletes in the world in any sport. They weren’t trying to lose because they wanted to go home, […]

Confessions of a Real-World Procurement Professional by Kelly Barner

April 16, 2012

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I will start my contributions to Procurement Insights by laying the truth right out in the open: I am terrible at math. But that confession is just the beginning. In college I took advanced music theory to avoid calculus, and I got my MBA by learning just enough about finance and accounting to get through […]

Changing Face of Procurement: How To Avoid Falling Behind

April 18, 2011

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Based on the critically acclaimed Changing Face of Procurement presentation that was first introduced in 2005, this updated version provides thought provoking insight into how the industry has changed and, will continue to change including what procurement professionals need to do to stay in step or risk being left behind. Note: if you can’t view […]