Browsing All posts tagged under »DND«

The gamification of warehouse management and the 20 second rule by Jon Hansen

March 10, 2015


Whenever I do an interview I always look to gain an understanding of the subject matter that, as quickly as possible, can be summed up in a simple statement.  Perhaps this is a by-product from the dot com boom days and the purported logic behind the proverbial elevator pitch.  Specifically, if you cannot clearly demonstrate or explain to me […]

From the telegraph to wearable devices, supply chain collaboration in the modern era has come a long way by Jon Hansen

September 29, 2014


It was the late 90’s, and I was heading up a project that would enable the Department of National Defence to acquire Indirect MRO spare parts online from suppliers throughout North America. The challenge went beyond the mere sourcing process, as the DND required that parts be delivered within 24 hours to one of their 40 bases across […]

Buyers need not apply by Jon Hansen

March 24, 2014


Post Update: Of course everyone like knows by now that the person with whom I am teaming up 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 […]

Move of IT buying to SSC lays the foundation for getting the job done right! by Andy Akrouche

April 10, 2013


“By moving away from each department independently managing these activities, there are opportunities to drive economies of scale, achieve savings for taxpayers and improve services,” the budget reads. “Moving forward, the government will explore further whole-of-government approaches to reduce costs in the area of procurement of end-user devices and associated support services.” The above is […]

Losing Vendor Litigation (Part 4): Belt with suspenders purchasing

August 11, 2011


You may very well be right but . . . we followed the proper bid procedure so that is  all that matters. Executive Director, Chief Information Officer Branch, Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat e-mail response to question regarding unrealistic Way Forward savings forecast I have on many an occasion written about the above referenced e-mail […]

Is Strategically Outsourcing Public Sector Procurement a Viable Option? What About Blended Competency?

November 25, 2010


Like the old axiom that advises (perhaps cautions would be a better word) one to eat an elephant a single bite at a time, strategically outsourcing procurement – particularly in the public sector where there is no end in terms of anecdotal references to egregiously high costs and diminished taxpayer value – can seem like […]