Browsing All posts tagged under »procurement«

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. 

Ace is the place . . . for procurement excellence (Procurement Foundry Special)

February 3, 2020

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Ace Hardware’s Senior Manager – Corporate Procurement, talks about why his company's procurement practice is so successful.

Talent acquisition goes digital, but does fast and efficient equal sure and effective? (Sourcing Solved excerpt)

January 27, 2020

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Will AI improve your company's odds of hiring the best candidates in the shortest period of time?

Images from an exciting Horizon 2019

December 19, 2019

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The transformation of the supply chain is easier to envision than execute. At Horizon 2019, this panel of thought leaders shared their strategies for success.

The 3D Value Chain (Forbes Special)

December 13, 2019

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While its always nice to be quoted in Forbes, it's Janne Kyttanen's article advocating the relational approach to building value chains that is really exciting!

Sorry, Charlie, there is something wrong with the world’s seafood supply chain (Procurement Foundry Special)

December 6, 2019

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Sorry, Charlie but there is something wrong with our seafood supply chain.

Is purchasing a bad word? (Procurement Foundry Special)

December 5, 2019

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Which would you rather be; a purchasing professional, procurement professional, strategic sourcing professional?

New Knowledge Note: Finding an Alternative to Spreadsheets & Email

November 27, 2019

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What are the top 3 reasons why procurement pros continue to rely on spreadsheets?