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“Risking It All” series launches next week with two great​ guests!

October 13, 2017

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“Everybody talks about risk, but nobody does anything about it.” Okay, so I took some liberties with the famous Mark Twain, and Charles Dudley Warner joke about the weather and made it about risk. However, and different from the weather, procurement professionals can do something about risk, but for whatever reason choose not to. At least […]

Hackett Group Report On Impact Of Digital Transformation Shouldn’t Surprise Practitioners​

August 10, 2017

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“World-class procurement organizations now operate at 22 percent lower labor costs than their peers, and have 29 percent fewer staff, while demonstrating improved effectiveness and better performance across a wide array of key metrics . . .” – The Hackett Group The other day while driving my 12-year-old daughter to soccer practice I was listening […]

Why Volkswagen’s Position On Consulting Firms Is Good News For The Hackett Group

May 12, 2017

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In a recent post, I had indicated that I was waiting to hear back from The Hackett Group regarding their acquisition of Jibe Consulting and the possibility of doing an interview on my radio show. While I am still waiting for their Global Communications Director to get back to me, there were two points of discussion […]

Possible Hackett Group Interview: What Does Jibe Acquistion Really Mean?

May 10, 2017

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I should know fairly soon if The Hackett Group agrees to do an interview on my radio show. While I have an opinion on what this acquisition might mean “beyond the headline” itself, it is important that you hear all sides to what I think is probably one of “the” sleeper stories of the year. […]

While Forbes reference to Procurement Insights nice, the insights of Vitasek’s article on negotiation is the real story by Jon Hansen

March 3, 2015

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Okay, I have to admit it, it is exciting to see the Procurement Insights’ brand referenced in an article in Forbes. However, it is Kate Vitasek’s insights in her piece titled Procurement Departments Negotiating “Too Aggressively” that is obviously the real story. I met Kate in person for the first time this past November at the Virginia 2014 […]

Virginia Forum 2014 in Pictures by Jon Hansen

December 17, 2014

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They say that a picture is worth a thousand words. Based on these great shots from the Virginia Forum 2014, I think this is true. The above shot is from the panel discussion that I had moderated on Leveraging The Power of Procurement. I am standing before the panel in the orange shirt in the upper […]

Expert panel weighs in on how to “Leverage The Power of Procurement” at Virginia Forum 2014

November 21, 2014

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This past week I had the great privilege of moderating a panel discussion on Leveraging The Power of Procurement at the Virginia 2014 Forum. The guest panel, which featured IACCM’s Tim Cummins, NIGP’s Chief Executive Rick Grimm, The Hackett Group’s Chris Sawchuk and  author-educator Kate Vitasek, provided an insightful and thought-provoking look at a profession […]