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Answer: Theranos coverage . . . Question: What does the Silicon Valley press and the procurement industry’s media have in common?

May 6, 2016


But if you peel back all of the layers of this tale, at the center you will find one of the more insidious culprits: the Silicon Valley tech press. – from The Secret Culprit in the Theranos Mess by Nick Bilton, Vanity Fair News May 2nd, 2016  Back in 2010, I wrote a post that did […]

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 […]

Measuring Klout in the purchasing world paints a revealing picture as to who the real market influencers are . . .

October 27, 2011


According to a recent Wall Street Journal video on Klout, an application they referred to as being the most effective means by which to quantify one’s true reach and influence in the world of social media and social networking, yours truly appears to have garnered a solid score, surpassing industry traditionalists such as Jason Busch and […]

PI Window on Business’ First 90-Minute Special Provides Insight into the Real Threat that a Global Pandemic Poses to Supply Chains

May 25, 2009


For “Want of a Nail” has been called “The Proverbial Rhyme” in that it illustrates how small and seemingly non-related actions can lead to significant consequences. Certainly the July 20th, 2007 Wall Street Journal article titled “A Key Strategy of Japan’s Car Makers Backfires,” gives compelling testimony to the truth behind the “Nail” proverb.  Specifically, […]

Latest Lombardi Blueprint Release offers the ultimate tool for supply chain collaboration and optimization

May 12, 2009


Last week I had the opportunity to see a demonstration of the enhancements made to Lombardi’s already solid Blueprint solution prior to its official launch date, which is today (May 12th, 2009).  (NOTE: Here is the link to the Introduction to Blueprint Spring ’09 Webinar.) In a previous review of Lombardi’s Business Process Management offering, […]

PI Window on Business Special Bulletin – “For Want of a Nail: The Pandemic Effect”

May 1, 2009


“Here’s another real-world example of how a little break in a supply line can have a big impact. (The pandemic-related concern about supply chains, of course, is that high absenteeism during a pandemic might cause companies to fall behind in their production, failing to deliver the parts or ingredients which customers need.  In turn, this […]