Browsing All posts tagged under »Dr. Robert Handfield«

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 […]

The Answer Alex: Busch, Handfield, Vitasek, Cummins and Barner by Jon Hansen

March 2, 2015

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Dear Jon I like reading your blog, “The Face of Procurement’s Generation Next” as it very much resonates with me.  I am an independent consultant, who is supporting a global organisation to define the Procurement Capabilities of the future.  I would like to speak with some leading edge professionals in Procurement & Supply and wondered […]

Who Are Procurement’s New Leaders? by Jon Hansen

January 27, 2015

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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 […]

The Face of Procurement’s Generation Next by Jon Hansen

January 23, 2015

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I often talk about the old days of procurement when, speaking with an audience, I would ask the question; “how many of you chose purchasing as a career?” If one or two hands were raised, it was considered a big number.  It seemed that the majority of “purchasing” people fell into the job (back then […]

Syndicated Commerce: Deem Takes “Smart” B2B Purchasing To The Next Level by Jon Hansen

November 6, 2014

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It is not often that I will write a commentary post in advance of an upcoming interview, however with Deem I am making an exception. There is a reason for this of course.  Outside of an article written over a year ago by Phil Wainewright titled Quietly reinventing B2B commerce, recent coverage has been somewhat pedestrian, […]