Browsing All posts tagged under »SR&ED«

Variables in the Adoption of Auctions in Procurement by Kelly Barner & Alun Rafique

February 24, 2014


Editor’s Note: When Kelly Barner and Alun Rafique submitted this post on the variables in the adoption of auctions, they hit close to home in terms of an area of procurement about which I have a great deal of experience and expertise. For several years my research into the utilization of advanced algorithms within the […]

Next week’s line-up of shows features interviews with execs from IBM and Xchanging by Jon Hansen

May 10, 2013


While the world of procurement is never boring, some week’s have an added pop to them in that you get an opportunity to cover two of the hottest stories that are trending at a particular moment in time. On Tuesday, May 14th at 12:00 Noon EST, I will be airing my interview with Alisa Maclin, […]

Top PI Blog Posts Countdown No. 2: Double Marginalization and the Decentralized Supply Chain

November 2, 2012


Editor’s Note: As we approach my 1,000th Procurement Insights blog post (we are now at 999 posts), I have over the past week, been sharing with you the top 5 posts in terms of overall reads. Today’s submission, which ranked number 2 with 13,077 reads, was written on August 9th, 2007.  The focus of the […]

VA’s decision to stop using reverse auctions is surprising . . . right? Not if self-preservation is their main objective

March 8, 2012


Breaking News Update: Bloomberg’s Kathleen Miller reported earlier this week that VA Probes $42 Million in Awards Questioned by Congress.  One of the issues is that “an agency employee processed more than 1,500 awards just under a monetary threshold that would require public disclosure of the contracts.” Now I am not suggesting that the use […]

2005 SR&ED Related Report on eProcurement Software Industry Tells An Interesting Story 5 Years Later

January 6, 2011


The major ERP companies are starting to move “down market,” approaching firms as small as $50 million in revenues.  These slimmed down versions are of necessity horizontal products that either require significant customization or that the client changes their business processes to meet the application’s needs. While much of the larger market has been approached […]

Achieving Practical Outcomes to Complex Purchases at the Heart of the Emptoris Acquisition of Click Commerce

May 21, 2009


“I would not give a fig for the simplicity this side of complexity, but I would give my life for the simplicity on the other side of complexity.” Oliver Wendell Holmes, Physician, Poet, Writer, Humorist and Professor at Harvard (1809-1894) To begin, and as many of you already know, I have a great passion for […]

Advanced Release of Interview with Patent Inventor William Gindlesperger from e-LYNXX Corporation

December 9, 2008


As the first publication, electronic or otherwise, to post the following excerpt from today’s interview with William Gindlesperger (following my commentary below), who was recently awarded a patent for his industry changing Gindlesperger Method, the reaction to this landmark award has ignited the businessworld, and in particular the printing industry.  In a recent article […]