Browsing All posts tagged under »supply chain«

What is your organization’s digital readiness and what it means to your future employment

November 12, 2019

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Are spreadsheets tactical or strategic, and why the answer is important to your career.

Procurement and social media . . . is it a pairing made in heaven or the other place?

January 19, 2016

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If this will be the first time that you have tuned in to one of our Point-Counterpoint broadcasts on Blog Talk Radio, then you are in for a real treat today. At 1:00 PM EST this afternoon, Kelly Barner and I will be talking – okay maybe arguing, about the impact that social media has had […]

It is time for procurement to come of age by Jon Hansen

August 20, 2015

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“When I was a child, I spake as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child: but when I became a man, I put away childish things.” On August 31st this year, we will no longer be accepting new service provider sponsors for the Procurement Insights and Procurement Insights European Union […]

The Impact Of An M&A On The Procurement Department

March 25, 2015

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This morning I read a post by Roz Usheroff regarding the just announced merger between Kraft and Heinz, and how an employee can both survive and thrive when an M&A occurs. Overall it was a great post, which provided practical insights and tips on what an employee should do when their company has either acquired […]

The Answer Alex: Busch, Handfield, Vitasek, Cummins and Barner by Jon Hansen

March 2, 2015

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Dear Jon I like reading your blog, “The Face of Procurement’s Generation Next” as it very much resonates with me.  I am an independent consultant, who is supporting a global organisation to define the Procurement Capabilities of the future.  I would like to speak with some leading edge professionals in Procurement & Supply and wondered […]

Are these profile images representative of the brand Coupa wants to project? by Jon Hansen

February 19, 2015

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A couple of weeks ago, I received the following message through my LinkedIn account from a young Coupa sales representative: I currently work at Coupa as an Account Rep. I came across an article you wrote regarding the 3 BIGGEST CHALLENGES FACED BY SUPPLY CHAIN/PURCHASING PROFESSIONALS. My job is to reach out to prospect to discuss […]

Rome Wasn’t Built in a Day, and Neither Was its Supply Chain by Kelly Barner

February 11, 2015

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Editor’s Note: There were any number of witty (or supposedly witty – I will let you decide) introductions that crossed my mind when I first read this post by Kelly Barner. Beyond the catchy “Rome wasn’t built in a day” used in her title, there is “when in Rome” because there is certainly something that […]

The Devil was in the Details at Target Canada by Kelly Barner

January 28, 2015

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On January 15th, Target announced that they would be closing all 133 of their locations and distribution facilities in Canada. The failure was attributed in large part to problems stemming from their supply chain operation. A BloombergBusinessWeek article on the retailer’s decision stated, “The company has admitted it botched management of its supply chain in […]

The Face of Procurement’s Generation Next by Jon Hansen

January 23, 2015

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I often talk about the old days of procurement when, speaking with an audience, I would ask the question; “how many of you chose purchasing as a career?” If one or two hands were raised, it was considered a big number.  It seemed that the majority of “purchasing” people fell into the job (back then […]

Does Gartner’s “Postmodern” ERP moniker put a positive spin on what is in reality the equivalent of technology landfill? by Jon Hansen

December 6, 2014

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“When ERP was in its heyday, CEOs and business executives wanted reliable and integrated solutions, so they seized upon ERP as the way to provide this,” said Mr. Kyte. “Business stakeholders still want these same qualities, but now they assume that these qualities will be present in any software solution, and their requirements have switched […]