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Procurement Velocity – Are Spreadsheets Still A Viable Tool?

August 5, 2020

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Are spreadsheets still a thing in procurement?

The more things change, the more they stay the same . . . at least in the world of procurement by Jon Hansen

April 25, 2014

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I doubt that when French novelist Alphonse Karr coined the phase the more things change, the more they stay the same, he was thinking about procurement.  Based upon a March 27th, 2014 Harvard Business Review article by Proxima CEO Matthew Eatough, Karr would not be unique in this regard.  In fact if you accept the […]

Scout: A Dragon’s Den View by Kelly Barner

January 7, 2014

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Editor’s Note: On November 26th, 2013 I had the opportunity to interview Year in the Life candidate Scout, a New Wave company that provides “painless” RFP capability to its clients.  In the post-show commentary, our Dragon’s Den (or Shark Tank if you prefer) panel of experts will provide their take on the interview and offer […]

How open are you to change? One CPO’s unique journey from finance to HR to purchasing by Roz Usheroff

June 18, 2013

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Editor’s Note: The following post originally appeared in Roz Usheroff’s The Remarkable Leader blog under the title Dubai Travel Journal (Part 2): Adaptable Brilliance . . . Denise’s Story. As far as I am concerned, one of the best examples of being open to trying something new is reflected in the following excerpt from my […]

Top PI Blog Posts Countdown No. 3: Is There a Difference Between Purchasing and Procurement? (A PI Q&A)

November 1, 2012

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Editor’s Note: As we approach my 1,000th Procurement Insights blog post, over the next week I will be sharing with you the top 5 posts in terms of overall reads. Today’s submission, which ranked number 3 with 8,515 reads, was written on July 21st, 2008.  Posing the simple yet seemingly powerful question “is there a […]

Austerity Measures: Coming to a Company Near You? by Kelly Barner

July 24, 2012

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Today’s economic updates are full of sour news – we hear about faltering stability in the Euro Zone caused by high debt to GDP ratios and high rates of unemployment in Greece, Spain and Italy. North America is dealing with their own economic contraction: both the U.S. and Canada face increasing unemployment, slow job creation, […]

Bridging the Communications Gap Between Finance and Purchasing

January 31, 2008

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  A May 4th, 2006 article titled How to Speak Like a CFO, stressed that “Too often, finance executives in Corporate America simply don’t believe that purchasing departments are really bringing in the savings they claim.  That may be because financing and purchasing don’t speak the same language.” A December 20th, 2007 article shows that […]