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Like a big screen action thriller, all that was missing from Barner’s ThomasNet article was popcorn . . . by Jon Hansen

September 3, 2014

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From a penny wise, pound foolish acquisition to a misdirected NPM reference involving Walmart, Kelly Barner’s recent ThomasNet News article “Three False Assumptions About Strategic Sourcing” had it all. ┬áThe only thing missing for me with this roller-coaster ride of sheer procurement enjoyment, was hot buttered popcorn and a big box of Mike and Ike. […]

How NOT to Follow a Strategic Sourcing Process by Kelly Barner

July 16, 2013

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I recently wrote an article for the ThomasNet Procurement Journal about the dangers of following the strategic sourcing process too closely. As well intentioned as any process is, over time, it is not uncommon for it to stand in for the THOUGHT process. We’ve all made the mistake of forgetting to think outside the lines, […]