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Rashed Procurement Leaders post on procurement skills important, interesting and promising by Jon Hansen

March 4, 2014

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As a parent of 4 kids under the age of 8, I did not realize how big they had gotten until I returned home from a fairly recent 4-day speaking engagement.  Now for those who do not have children, 4 days may not seem like a long time.  However for those out there who do, […]

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 […]

More than 6 years after my Dangerous Myths post, Jason Busch admits that he kind of got it wrong (Part 1 of 2) by Jon Hansen

June 19, 2013

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“I spent five years at FreeMarkets before launching Spend Matters and covering the market as a journalist and analyst . . . I’m a guilty party in terms of reverse auctions and foisting them on suppliers . . . I am also a proponent of them as well, but as you’ll see in our thinking […]

Top PI Blog Posts Countdown No. 2: Double Marginalization and the Decentralized Supply Chain

November 2, 2012

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Editor’s Note: As we approach my 1,000th Procurement Insights blog post (we are now at 999 posts), I have over the past week, been sharing with you the top 5 posts in terms of overall reads. Today’s submission, which ranked number 2 with 13,077 reads, was written on August 9th, 2007.  The focus of the […]

Dangerous Supply Chain Myths: Talent Attraction White Paper

August 24, 2011

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“A supply chain is not an abstract network driven by processes and machines, but a real network driven by people.  Good supply chains run on good people.  Supply Chain Success will be impossible without the right talent, which is becoming rarer every day thanks to the global talent war.  Any organization that does not have […]

(Epilogue) Response to Dangerous Supply Chain Myths series telling . . . especially Part 5 on talent attraction and retention

August 23, 2011

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Continuing relevancy is based more on a state of mind versus a state of time. Nowhere was this fact more evident than it was with the re-release of my 2007 series Dangerous Supply Chain Myths. Centered on my analysis of the ISM, CAPS and A.T. Kearney Succeeding in a Dynamic World report, the series was […]

Dangerous Supply Chain Myths Revisited (Part 6): Enablement of the Supply Management Organization – Balancing Capability with Control

August 20, 2011

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Each day for the next seven days I will be posting parts 1 through 7 from what is considered to be one of the most popular series in the Procurement Insights Blog’s history. The Dangerous Supply Chain Myths series was based on my review of the ISM, CAPS and A.T. Kearney Report that was originally […]