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The Prognosticators Series: 2013 Predictions by Source One

February 11, 2013


Editor’s Note:  As is often the case when the hands of time tick relentlessly forward into another new year, we take this opportunity to look ahead to what the next 12 months might hold in store for us both personally as well as for the purchasing industry as a whole. In this fifth installment of […]

Fuel Category Management at Delta Air Lines (Revisited) by Kelly Barner

September 5, 2012


Back in May, I wrote a guest post for Procurement Insights about Delta Air Lines’ decision to buy an oil refinery as part of their fuel category management strategy. It is a good example of an ‘out of the box’ or differentiating solution to a spend management challenge that plagues the entire airline industry: the […]

GAS Dependency by Colin Cram

July 16, 2012


Isn’t it time that politicians started to think more like top class procurement professionals? The Times newspaper in the UK, on 30 June, had an article by Tim Webb, its energy editor, about how the ‘Russian stranglehold on UK gas supplies is set to get tighter’. ‘Britain’s dependence on imported Russian gas is set to […]

What options would you consider in pursuit of spend management? by Kelly Barner

May 15, 2012


While we all know it is important to stay on top of supply management blogs and publications, there is something to be said for taking in general media content as well. You just never know where your next idea will come from. I recently read an article that provides a broad perspective on the options […]

In the Year 2020 . . . Transportation

July 15, 2011


As posted this past past Friday, each day this week I will be providing my take on the top 5 predictions for the year 2020 from Bob Lohfeld’s July 7th Washington Technology article aptly named 5 predictions for the 2020 market. Today we tackle prediction number 5, transportation. Lohfeld’s prognostication: While computing will be ubiquitous, […]