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Stumbling And Stonewalling Its Way Through CodeGate, Why Would Anyone Want To Belong To The NIGP by Jon Hansen

May 10, 2015

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Dear Mr. Hansen, I provided our 990s as required by Section 6014(b) of the Internal Revenue Code and IRS instruction.  The additional information you have requested goes beyond the public disclosure requirement.  I will not expend additional NIGP resources to provide you with this information. Regards, Tina First, NIGP CEO Rick Grimm implodes by way of his […]

What’s in a name (or title)? by Jon Hansen

March 17, 2015

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Great post Charles.  Just to be clear, that quote actually came out of  a CPO Agenda Roundtable discussion in which senior execs from major global corporations assessed the role of the buyer/purchaser/procurement person. Similar to the difference between the term purchasing and procurement – which I believe is largely semantics, the big issue is how […]

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 […]

What if everyone is wrong about the future of procurement? by Kelly Barner

March 3, 2015

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As many Procurement Insights readers already know, Jon and I are writing a book that is equal parts coverage of procurement’s evolution to this point, examination of our current crossroads, and mapping our likely future trajectory. We are by no means the only ones speculating as to how the uncertainty we face today will play […]

Is innovation the sole domain of the young or why Kurt Warner and Tom Brady could have been in procurement? by Jon Hansen

February 18, 2015

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Over the past few weeks I have been writing about the procurement world from the standpoint of what I referred to as being Generation Next. I wrote about how procurement was a “brand new game, with new rules requiring new skill sets that the older generation does not possess.” Now to once again be as […]

Freightos wants to know: Are you ready to go stealth mode?

February 4, 2015

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2014 New Wave Company Year In The Life winner Freightos, has developed a new user interface for a full-fledged online marketplace that they are planning on launching in 2015.  They are looking for procurement professionals who might be interested in taking part in a quick 15 minute interview while testing their new user interface. I […]

Teaching an old dog new tricks or the challenges of adopting a new mindset by Jon Hansen

February 3, 2015

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“One last point – I would contend that some of the change in “new” procurement professionals are not just recent college graduates. The change in approach includes those of us who are new to the profession – like me on a 2nd career (and well-out of college days!!! ) . We don’t hold to the […]

Who Are Procurement’s New Leaders? by Jon Hansen

January 27, 2015

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My most recent post titled The Face of Procurement’s Generation Next, has garnered considerable attention throughout the social media world, including some interesting comments in a number of social networking sites. One reaction however stood out, as the perspective offered by the reader served to remind us that despite the profession’s elevation from that of a functional […]

The Face of Procurement’s Generation Next by Jon Hansen

January 23, 2015

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I often talk about the old days of procurement when, speaking with an audience, I would ask the question; “how many of you chose purchasing as a career?” If one or two hands were raised, it was considered a big number.  It seemed that the majority of “purchasing” people fell into the job (back then […]

Expert panel weighs in on how to “Leverage The Power of Procurement” at Virginia Forum 2014

November 21, 2014

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This past week I had the great privilege of moderating a panel discussion on Leveraging The Power of Procurement at the Virginia 2014 Forum. The guest panel, which featured IACCM’s Tim Cummins, NIGP’s Chief Executive Rick Grimm, The Hackett Group’s Chris Sawchuk and  author-educator Kate Vitasek, provided an insightful and thought-provoking look at a profession […]