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A Generation Next Perspective: An Uncommon Secret In Supplier Communication by Heather Grossmuller

February 19, 2015

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Editor’s Note: Throughout the year, I will be welcoming submissions from Generation Next procurement professionals regarding a wide range of topics relating to our industry.   I think that this is important in that it not only provides the up and coming movers and shakers with an opportunity to express their opinions on the hot […]

New industry study reports a significant reduction in intended spend on Procure-to-Pay Platforms by Jon Hansen

October 7, 2014

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You ever notice that with a satellite dish, there are always sporting events going on somewhere around the world on a 24/7 basis.  From football – both the North American and world versions – to cricket, hockey and even outrunning boulders down steep inclines (although I am not sure if the latter counts as being […]

Don’t Let Your Implementation Become a ‘Debacle’ by Kelly Barner

November 7, 2013

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Editor’s Note: In what is another great post from Buyers Meeting Point’s Kelly Barner, she talks about the reasons why 93% of all large technology projects fail.  While I am in agreement with the reasons she gives for these misfires, I believe that the underlying factor that ties them all together is an absence of […]

Cutting Costs is Too Easy by Kelly Barner

February 25, 2013

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In addition to reading a number of supply management blogs and publications, I find it helpful to read sales articles. Sales professionals deal with many of the same challenges procurement professionals do. They also seem to have a better grasp of how we need to learn to collaborate and network in order to create mutual […]

Procurement Certification vs. Experience: The Delusion of Mutual Exclusivity by Charles Dominick

June 25, 2012

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Editor’s Note: We are delighted to welcome to our group of regular columnists Charles Dominick, SPSM. 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. According to the Spend Matters whitepaper entitled “What […]

New Zealand Public Sector eSourcing: Transparent Procurement encourages Competition & Investment

October 30, 2008

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It is widely accepted that procurement transparency promotes competition, and that competition is a good thing for economic efficiency and growth. On a national level, it is also interesting to note the positive correlation between transparency and Foreign Direct Investment. Background to Tenders & Sourcing Transparency, in this context, requires that purchasing decisions be demonstrably fair […]

eSourcing software promotes procurement transparency: How New Zealand’s use of technology to facilitate procurement best practices established them as the leader in transparent public sector purchasing (Upcoming Guest Post)

October 22, 2008

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In an upcoming guest post by Patrick Dobbs, he will explain how the Government of New Zealand has assumed the leadership mantle in terms of implementing a fully transparent procurement process. Moving beyond simply policy-making, which transformed the New Zealand program from an optimistic goal to a dynamic reality, Dobbs will discuss the process and […]

The Value of the Certification Process (A PI Q and A)

March 3, 2008

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The following is an interesting question that was submitted by an eSourcing and SCM Professional regarding the relevancy of the certification programs offered through a number of associations. Reader Question: In SCM, what is the relevance of certifications like APICS-CSCP? Raheel Ahmad eSourcing & SCM Professional India My Response: I actually just returned from a […]