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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 […]

Virginia Launches eProcurement Mobile App by Bob Sievert

August 29, 2012

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Governor Bob McDonnell announced the launch of a free mobile application for eVA, Virginia’s award-winning electronic procurement system. The eVA Mobile 4 Business app allows anyone with an Internet-enabled mobile device (iPhone, iPad, Android, Blackberry, Samsung, HP, etc.) to have real-time access to Virginia government business opportunities-anywhere, anytime. Virginia is the first state to launch […]

Virginia’s eProcurement Bureau Director to provide the client point of view with a regular column in the Procurement Insights Blog

August 28, 2012

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The first time I had the pleasure of talking with Bob Sievert back in August 2007 was when he contacted me regarding a then recent post titled The Ariba Interviews: Re-engineering the Future of On-Demand? After introducing himself and sharing with me a brief overview of Virginia’s eVA initiative, Bob asked if I would be interested […]

Who should drive the procurement of innovation policy? by Dr. John Rigby

July 18, 2012

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We have got to an interesting point now in the debate over the procurement of innovation. The major question for policy makers is who should be implementing this policy. As I said on the show the other week, pre-commercial procurement is at the moment relatively little used but it does form the basis for for […]

We Come Bearing ‘Bred Heifers’ by Kelly Barner

June 27, 2012

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In the late 1930’s, Dan West, a farmer from Indiana, was serving as the director of a relief program in Spain. The country had been ravaged by years of war – World War I and the Spanish Civil War – and the needs for basic provisions were urgent. West realized that supplies of food from […]

For a Taste of Your Whiskey, I’ll Give You Some Advice by Kelly Barner

June 14, 2012

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Good old Kenny Rogers, he gave us some great advice through the lyrics of the ‘The Gambler’: advice that stands true beyond the gaming table. Sometimes the best advice comes from the least expected place, and I have some advice for procurement professionals – from sales. Every week, I take a break from supply management […]