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Can you do your job as efficiently from home as you could in a “traditional” office environment?

March 17, 2020

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Before the #covid19outbreak HBR reported that 30% of organizations had in place a work-from-home initiative or program. With the current efforts to flatten the curve regarding the virus infection rate in which the number of employees working from home has increased exponentially what will happen after this crisis has passed? By how much will that 30% grow?

Making The Case: Logitech Repatriates Procurement

February 28, 2020

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This "Making The Case" document provides that insight on the relationship between Logitech and Market Dojo.

E-Procurement’s less travelled road (A Supply Professional Magazine Excerpt)

February 28, 2020

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In this article I take you down e-procurement's less travelled road based on more than 35 years in high tech and almost as long in procurement.

Two industry vets with deep SAP Ariba experience reflect on procurement’s 20-year journey into the digital age (Procurement Foundry Special)

February 20, 2020

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Reminiscent of the early days of Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software in which a sales representative for Oracle once told me that he doesn't get out of bed for any deal less than $1 million, beyond the hype there is uncertainty and disappointment.

Making The Case: Feedback on providers directly from the mouths of practitioners

February 19, 2020

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Sure, all service providers provide client references on request. These are nothing new. However, what practitioners really want is for someone to interview the clients directly with a scrutinizing eye of understanding from both a technical as well as a practical standpoint to gain additional insight: a one-to-one, up close and personal perspective. This "Making The Case" document provides that insight.

Benchmarking And Beyond: The New Metrics For Measuring Procurement Success In The Digital Age

February 18, 2020

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On February 26th, I get to do one of the things that I love the most; moderate a webinar discussion on a timely topic. The subject matter for this webinar is of particular interest to me because it speaks directly to the changing role that procurement people must understand, embrace, and pursue beyond merely buying […]

Digital Transformation of Procurement In 4 Basic Steps (NEW KNOWLEDGE NOTE)

February 11, 2020

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While providing a conceptual overview of the unique approach of “by procurement, for procurement” consultancies like Velocity is essential, I wanted to get into the specifics of what I call the Progressive Implementation Methodology. The intent in writing this Knowledge Note is to provide a better understanding of how and why “true” or dedicated procurement consultancies succeed where traditional general practitioner consultancy models and methods have fallen short.