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NIGP Consulting: Unintended Consequence or Deceit By Design? by Jon Hansen

April 16, 2015

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“Say I’m a State wanting some help figuring out where I want/need to go with automating procurement and I want someone unbiased. So I think NASPO or NIGP, right? They are our State’s go to place for public procurement guidance and training. Now NASPO doesn’t have a ‘consulting’ arm but NIGP does! So let’s go […]

How is IBM’s AutoDX truly different from Covisint? by Jon Hansen

July 3, 2014

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Back in March an article in Information Week talked about IBM’s cloud-based exchange reducing transaction costs by 80% for the Indian automotive industry.   After pondering for a very brief moment “where I have I heard this before,” the first thought that came to mind is those who fail to learn from history are doomed […]

Margaret Thatcher: An Insider’s Perspective by Colin Cram (Part 1)

April 11, 2013

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In 1980 I joined the Cabinet Office in 1980 as part of a team set up to support the efficiency and reform agenda of Margaret Thatcher’s newly elected government and to supplement the work of the then Sir Derek Rayner, the Prime Minister’s efficiency adviser. Continuing in that role within the Cabinet Office and then […]

Supply Chains are indeed the ties that bind us all in a global economy

March 12, 2011

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Last June 23rd I can vividly recall the feelings I had when while sitting at my desk, our region was struck by what turned out to be a 5.0 magnitude earthquake.  With the epicenter a mere 25 kilometers from my office, the rolling build-up and corresponding shaking, was tantamount to a jet airplane flying through […]

Will the Ghost of Harold Kutner Still Haunt the Corridors of the New GM?

August 11, 2009

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In a May 15th, 2000 Business Week article Harold Kutner was referred to as an “old school purchasing guy with a reputation for playing hardball with suppliers.” Amongst his heralded “accomplishments” at the time was the fact that he was the driving “force behind the auto industry’s first e-marketplace for car makers and parts suppliers” […]

21st Century Governance Principles Network Update

March 17, 2009

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Since launching the 21st Century Governance Principles knowledge sharing network last month on both LinkedIn and Ecademy, there has been insightful and thought provoking discussions and news. Highlights include: CSF Thought Leader Jack Rockart joins 21st Century LinkedIn Chapter Jack Rockart, who is a Senior Lecturer Emeritus at the MIT Sloan School, has been credited […]

The Greening of Procurement: How Social Consciousness is Re-Shaping Procurement Practices (White Paper)

April 15, 2008

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Who Can Benefit from this Paper? Anyone and everyone who has an interest in the issues organizations as well as individuals face in terms of implementing a sustainable purchasing program within their company. White Paper Excerpt from The Greening of Procurement Cannibals with Forks? “In our rapidly evolving capitalist economies, where it is in the […]