Browsing All posts tagged under »procurement professional«

If you left procurement, what profession would you choose to work in?

May 2, 2018

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As a follow-up to my post regarding a survey which found that if they had to do it over again 50 percent of procurement pros would have gone into another profession, I wanted to find out what profession they would choose? Based on my initial research it appears that a fair number of former procurement […]

What’s the worst that can happen to a procurement professional? by Jon Hansen

March 11, 2015

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“During a speech at a Florida resort to a very stressed out group of executives, one of the managers died of a heart attack in his chair without anyone noticing. When the person next to him noticed, he screamed at the top of his lungs which made the rest of those around him scream. Needless […]

Procurement Virtualization by Jon Hansen

August 1, 2014

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Editor’s Note: The following is an excerpt from an article I wrote for Procurious regarding the impact of the Internet on the procurement world from both an operational as well as socialization perspective.  Use the following link to access the article in its entirety by clicking the “procurious” image below. I have been writing the Procurement […]

Future Purchasing Category Management Survey: Is Category Management Important? by Jon Hansen

May 2, 2014

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When I was recently invited to check out the new Category Management Survey from Future Purchasing, I was immediately reminded of an October 2012 Procurement Leaders article by Paul Teague titled “Why category management is important.” While it is a relatively short and concise read, it packs an interestingly powerful punch.  Specifically, and despite being […]

Buyers need not apply by Jon Hansen

March 24, 2014

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Post Update: Of course everyone like knows by now that the person with whom I am teaming up to write the book is @BuyersMeetPoint Kelly Barner. Look for it to be released later this year. In the coming weeks I will be making an official announcement sharing with you the news that I will be […]

The Ides of March for procurement experts? by Jon Hansen

March 21, 2014

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Back in October of last year I wrote a post titled “It’s the end of the world as we know it . . . at least for traditional analyst firms and bloggers,” in which I talked about the reasons why the days of the traditional industry experts were numbered. What was interesting is that very […]

(New Series) The mobile supply chain: We’ve got an app for that?

January 23, 2012

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On Wednesday, January 25th I will be launching a new series on The Mobile Supply Chain, in which I will provide an in-depth look at how mobile computing is dramatically changing the purchasing world, and what you as a procurement professional must do to stand out and be noticed as a vital contributor to your […]