Browsing All posts tagged under »Sourcing«

Today’s economy: What is the impact on procurement and sourcing and how is it different from the past?

October 29, 2022


Since 1900 the U.S. has weathered 13 recessions - with the worst economic disaster being the great depression which lasted from 1929 to 1939. Procurement has weathered bad economies in the past - why is this time different?

Why is the question regarding the difference between procurement versus purchasing still a thing?

June 13, 2022


Is it time that we stopped asking ourselves "what's the difference between procurement and purchasing?"

What if there is no value in what you’re doing? by Kelly Barner

May 14, 2013


The very best thing about my role at Buyers Meeting Point is that I get to work and learn at the same time. I read and attend events under the ‘pretense’ that I’m helping my time-strapped colleagues stay on top of the latest in trends and thought leadership from around supply management. While that happens […]

The Prognosticators Series: 2013 Predictions by Charles Dominick, SPSM, SPSM2

January 21, 2013


Editor’s Note:  As is often the case when the hands of time tick relentlessly forward into another new year, we take this opportunity to look ahead to what the next 12 months might hold in store for us both personally as well as for the purchasing industry as a whole. In this fourth installment of […]

Behind Yesterday’s Press Release Regarding Anheuser-Busch InBev’s Decision to Expand Their Utilization of Emptoris’ Sourcing Solution

November 5, 2009


A beverage company buys large quantities of aluminum, which it uses to manufacture cans to package its products.  They would like to periodically take advantage of spot markets for recycled aluminum.  They can use numerous approaches to buy recycled aluminum from the spot market including bid automation software, auction services, and industry exchanges, but their […]