Browsing All posts tagged under »strategic sourcing«

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?

Why the everyday taxpaying citizen should care about the Missouri NIGP Code Bid Protest by Jon Hansen

April 4, 2015

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“Can you imagine what a politician would do with a story like this?  How would State’s explain their coming under the thumb of a purported non-profit entity such as the NIGP who, through what appears to be a non-arms length relationship with a private entity, wields enough power to the point that they can dictate […]

Like a big screen action thriller, all that was missing from Barner’s ThomasNet article was popcorn . . . by Jon Hansen

September 3, 2014

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From a penny wise, pound foolish acquisition to a misdirected NPM reference involving Walmart, Kelly Barner’s recent ThomasNet News article “Three False Assumptions About Strategic Sourcing” had it all.  The only thing missing for me with this roller-coaster ride of sheer procurement enjoyment, was hot buttered popcorn and a big box of Mike and Ike. […]

IBMs acquisition of Emptoris: So there was a plan after all by Jon Hansen

June 25, 2014

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In my post yesterday regarding Oracle’s acquisition of Micros Systems I wrote the following: The only concern I have is whether or not Oracle will screw things up by seeking to assimilate Micros into its culture, as opposed to capitalizing on its core or indigenous strengths.  In its purchase of Emptoris, IBM recognized that company’s […]

Blinded by familiarity, Jason Busch gets called out by a vendor for missing the mark

December 1, 2011

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However, we took slight offence to his comment “Still, as far as we’re aware, Ariba is the first provider in the Spend Management sector of any material size/market share in a given product area to make a product free for buying organizations.” Why are we offended? Well, Jason himself reviewed our free e-Sourcing offering over five […]

Procurement Insights Exclusive: Taking An Advanced Look at the New Book by Source One’s Dorn and Payne

October 6, 2011

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A funny thing about momentum . . . it has a kind of unique way of feeding off of itself to the point of gaining a critical mass that affords one with opportunities they might not normally have had. From exclusive interviews with senior executives to breaking news tips, having the real inside track on […]

Today’s Zycus Webinar on eSourcing 2.0 is here! was interesting, yet it did not tell the whole story

December 3, 2009

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Like most professionals in my field I receive endless invitations to attend conferences, webinars and store openings.  As a result one has to be selective in terms of which invites they will accept otherwise, and like the frequency of corporate golf tournaments during the dot.com boom – I actually reached the point of being able […]