Leveraging The Power of Procurement Panel Discussion Virginia Forum 2014
eVA Panel Discussion 2014

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 […]

In which way does this picture make you think of procurement?

November 20, 2014


Barking At Procurement

They say that a picture is worth a thousand words, and in seeing the cover of the recent issue of The New Yorker’s 2014 Cartoons Of The Year in an airport store, I was immediately reminded of procurement.  In fact so much so, I actually purchased a copy of the magazine. While I will in a future […]

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Procurement knows what’s cooking in the kitchen by Jon Hansen

November 14, 2014



Every now and then, it is fun to step outside of your everyday profession and share something new about yourself. For example, while my passion is procurement, I do have other interests such as cooking.  Because of this, Jennifer and I were recently guests on a local television show, in which I shared my award winning burger […]

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Public Procurement Finds Itself in Trouble. Again. by Kelly Barner

November 13, 2014



Why is it that every time public sector procurement (which is the only procurement most people are familiar with) makes the news, it’s because they have done something ridiculous? I think sometimes public sector procurement gets a bad rap, with a few bad actors serving as the basis for broadly generalized low expectations. The public […]

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Are You In Good With Your Boss Quiz?

November 7, 2014


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Originally posted on The Remarkable Leader:
Is your relationship with your boss made in heaven, or is it closer to the other place? Take the following quiz to find out if you are in tight with the top dog or, need to start building your relationship. Question 1 – Is your boss always looking over…

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Syndicated Commerce: Deem Takes “Smart” B2B Purchasing To The Next Level by Jon Hansen

November 6, 2014



It is not often that I will write a commentary post in advance of an upcoming interview, however with Deem I am making an exception. There is a reason for this of course.  Outside of an article written over a year ago by Phil Wainewright titled Quietly reinventing B2B commerce, recent coverage has been somewhat pedestrian, […]

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The Procurement Value Proposition at a glance by Gerard Chick

October 31, 2014


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Editor’s Note: As a follow-up to my interview with Dr. Robert Handfield earlier this week regarding his new book The Procurement Value Proposition, his co-author Gerard Chick has written the following post that picks up and expands on some of the discussion points from our conversation. The big business idea of the last 30 years […]

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