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Welcome to the new era of configurable private label eProcurement solutions (Part 1 of 2) by Jon Hansen

September 23, 2013

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Up until my conversation with Merx’s Paul Bodnoff, the thought of using the terms private label and eProcurement solutions in the same sentence would have never crossed my mind. In fact, when I think of private label products I am instantly reminded of Dave Nichols’ President’s Choice brand which, similar to Kleenex becoming the calling […]

Dale Neef’s 2001 book still meaningful today as reflected in Jack Keough’s recent My Purchasing Center article (Part 1 of 2) by Jon Hansen

July 30, 2013

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“This is particularly important since many buyers do not visit suppliers’ physical stores, but rely on catalogs and websites to research products. Unfortunately, many of supplier’s websites are outdated and lack capabilities to meet customer expectations. from the July 23rd, 2013 My Purchasing Center article “First Amazon, Now Google. Will Other Internet Companies Follow?” by […]

Why Mickey North Rizza can’t go home again . . . or can she?

June 21, 2013

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In Part 2 of yesterday’s post in which I wrote about Jason Busch’s proclamation that he is moving on regarding his “thinking,” I was posed with an interesting question. If after spending years with a service provider, a journalist/analyst may lack the necessary objectivity to “effectively” cover the market, what are my thoughts if this […]

Towards Tesco Reborn, or why Procurement Insights is your number 1 source for well . . . procurement insights by Jon Hansen

June 17, 2013

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It is a very exciting time for the Procurement Insights brand, especially with the recent launch of our new European Union Edition. Besides having has its Chief Editor one of the top public procurement experts in the UK (and perhaps even beyond) in the person of Colin Cram, we are going to be announcing 10 […]

World Class Procurement by Colin Cram

May 6, 2013

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What is world class procurement? That is the question that was asked last week at a conference that I was chairing. The topic was world class procurement in the NHS. Some people would argue that if an organisation has efficient and modern processes and procedures, category management, a highly qualified workforce, good information and performance […]

Assimilating Innovation (Part 1 of 3): Why Coupa’s new alliance with KPMG may be the worst (or best) of times by Jon Hansen

April 10, 2013

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Editors NOTE: It wasn’t that long ago that Coupa used to applaud my articles for the veracity of my research and the perspectives that I delivered regarding their growing presence in the market.  In fact I wrote a series of guest posts for the Coupa Cabana blog in which they informed me that the readership […]

The First Procurement Insights Post . . . Five Years Later Were My Observations Right?

October 26, 2012

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Editor’s Note: As we quickly approach my 1,000th Procurement Insights blog post – we are with today’s submission at 995, I thought that I would share with you the very first post from May 18th, 2007. The topic that I tackled was the movement away from ERP/IT-centric e-procurement initiatives and the effect on buyers, sellers […]