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Collaborative Force: How Digital Technology Can Better Facilitate Supplier Identification & Engagement (WEBINAR)

March 25, 2020

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With shutdowns today and predictions of upstream suppliers no longer in business once we are past the crisis, what do companies do to maintain and rebuild their supply chains - including identifying new sources of supply?

Theranos and procurement continued . . .

May 9, 2016

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“whose best interest does the procurement industry press serve . . . the solution providers or the procurement professional? You cannot serve both.” Or here’s another way to look at the dynamics of such relationships: “whose best interests do procurement professionals serve . . . the suppliers who serve our business customers, or our business […]

How Do You Like Me Now: Revisiting The ThomasNet – Walmart Deal by Jon Hansen

October 28, 2015

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Back in my July 9th, 2015 post, I pointed to the data that supports my assertion that the majority of suppliers that deal with Walmart, likely come to regret it. I also expressed the opinion that this was perhaps one of the main reasons why Walmart sought a relationship with ThomasNet  that would enable the retailer to “tap” into the […]

When the light goes on: How cloudBuy sees the world differently by Jon Hansen

April 29, 2014

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Similar to our other New Wave 2014 organizations, there were a number of reasons why we selected cloudBuy as a company to watch this year. From their relationship with Visa through which they are able to address the challenges that smaller suppliers face in terms of over 90 receivables that no longer support their operating […]

What financial impact will Walmart’s decision to remove hazardous chemicals from some of the products it sells have on its supply chain? by Jon Hansen

March 5, 2014

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“Walmart and Sam’s Club believe that customers/members should not have to choose between products that they can afford and products that are better for them and the environment.” A March 4th sustainablebrands.com article by Mike Hower was interesting on so many levels. As someone whose family has eschewed factory food in favor of cooking healthy […]

cloudBuy: A Dragon’s Den View by Kelly Barner

January 30, 2014

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Editor’s Note: On December 17th, 2013 I had the opportunity to interview Year in the Life candidate cloudBuy, a New Wave company that that helps clients to “maximize” their purchasing power.  In the post-show commentary, our Dragon’s Den (or Shark Tank if you prefer) panel of experts provide their take on the interview and offer […]

How Tradeshift is using the power of factoring to drive adoption of its platform (Part 1) by Jon Hansen

October 12, 2013

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Many, many, many years ago I was featured on a CBC television program for an innovative Employee Purchase Plan or EPP that I developed that generated more than $1 million of high margin business over a six week period for a major computer manufacturer. For those who may not be familiar with the EPP concept, […]