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Bridging the disconnect between finance and purchasing (Part 5): Cost of Capital and the advent of an elusive tie-in to purchasing

September 20, 2011


In many instances, purchasing, perhaps more than any other business function, is wedded to routine.  Ignoring or accepting countless economic and political disruptions to their supply of materials, companies continue to negotiate annually with their established networks of suppliers or sources.  But many purchasing managers’ skills and outlooks were formed 20 years ago in an […]

2008 Post on Bridging the Communications Gap Between Finance and Purchasing is Now a Generational Reality

November 16, 2010


Note: The following post will be reprinted in the Corporate United Q4, 2010 “A Word From Our Partner” newsletter column Back in 2008 when I first started to investigate the obvious communication gap between the financing and purchasing departments within organizations, there were telltale indicators that such a breakdown existed.  The most ominous of which […]