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Impromptu Twitter exchange with SciQuest CMO Karen Sage regarding lawsuits . . . interesting by Jon Hansen

June 22, 2015

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One of the many things I like about social media is its spontaneity. Especially on Twitter. While having 18,000 plus followers certainly helps in terms of being exposed to a wide range of timely topics, it also affords one the opportunity to start an impromptu conversation, in which the exchanges are often times unfiltered or […]

Will SAP Buy Tradeshift? by Jon Hansen

April 17, 2015

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As you know, and much like the coverage of our industry in general, I usually find press releases announcing either a new client win, or a merger and acquisition, as little more than the perfunctory dissemination of information that reveals little if anything meaningful.  In fact, the vast majority of announcements would be better placed in either […]

More than 6 years after my Dangerous Myths post, Jason Busch admits that he kind of got it wrong (Part 1 of 2) by Jon Hansen

June 19, 2013

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“I spent five years at FreeMarkets before launching Spend Matters and covering the market as a journalist and analyst . . . I’m a guilty party in terms of reverse auctions and foisting them on suppliers . . . I am also a proponent of them as well, but as you’ll see in our thinking […]

With VA procurement the level of service and care veterans receive should be the primary focus . . .

March 13, 2012

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When organizations seek to drive efficiency and savings through the implementation of an automated procurement system, the impact can often be lost in terms of calculated returns and measurable process improvements.  This of course is reflected in the consistently high rate of initiative failures to achieve the expected results in both the private and public […]

VA’s decision to stop using reverse auctions is surprising . . . right? Not if self-preservation is their main objective

March 8, 2012

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Breaking News Update: Bloomberg’s Kathleen Miller reported earlier this week that VA Probes $42 Million in Awards Questioned by Congress.  One of the issues is that “an agency employee processed more than 1,500 awards just under a monetary threshold that would require public disclosure of the contracts.” Now I am not suggesting that the use […]

A Revenue Positive Business Model in Public Sector Purchasing (Part 1)

February 16, 2010

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The core “philosophy” behind the New Public Management or “NPM” concept (which has been part of the government lexicon since the 1980s), is the belief that a “market orientation in the public sector will lead to greater cost-efficiency for governments, without having negative side effects on other objectives and considerations.” While there may be merit […]

Is Smarter Spending in Government an Oxymoronic Illusion?

August 7, 2009

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In a previous segment I talked about a March 4th, 2009 speech President Barack Obama delivered regarding his commitment to “changing how government contracts are awarded and who can get them.”  The President went on to say that “The move will make the process more competitive and will save taxpayers up to $40 billion” per […]

Listener Feedback RE CFIB Interview: Personal Preferences Guide Senior Bureaucrats Contract Bundling Inclinations

May 18, 2009

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One of the most interesting comments I received regarding my interview with CFIB VP Corinne Pohlmann was sent in by a senior public official whose only caveat for sharing their feedback with the Procurement Insights readership was a promise of confidentiality. While I always prefer a full disclosure relative to sources, working on what at […]

SPONSOR NEWS: Marlin Equity Partners Invests in Emptoris (Beyond the Headlines Commentary)

January 22, 2009

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Los Angeles, CA, January 20, 2009 – Marlin Equity Partners is pleased to announce that it has made a significant capital investment in Emptoris, Inc., a leading global provider of enterprise supply and contract management software.  Headquartered in Burlington, Massachusetts, Emptoris’ software and service solutions are used by Global 2000 companies in more than 75 […]

Supply Chain Confidence? (A PI Q and A)

February 28, 2008

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The following is an interesting question I received from a Master of Science (M.Sc.) Business Technologies student who is working on her thesis “Measuring Confidence in Supply Chain Management System: An empirical approach.” Reader Question: My name is Diana Esparza, M.Sc. Electronic Business Technologies full time student at the University of Ottawa. Currently, I am […]