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Who owns the supplier relationship . . . the company or the buyer?

December 5, 2012

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A recent story concerning the ownership of Twitter followers for a company account raises an interesting question about supplier relationships.  Added emphasis on the word “relationships.” The PI Window on Business post “Who really owns your Twitter followers?,” talked about the case between Noah Kravitz and PhoneDog in which Kravitz (the employee) was sued by his […]

Is supplier diversity really that important? (Part 1 of 3)

November 27, 2012

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As highlighted in the above image from the Cigna website, supplier diversity is important because the company believes that . . . “the success of minority- and women-owned businesses and other under-represented suppliers adds to our success and to that of the communities we serve. Minority- and women-owned businesses are often in neighborhoods that benefit […]

There is no excuse for a buyer to be bushwhacked by a supplier . . . is there?

June 26, 2011

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What can you do if you pay on advance and receive 20% of the material you purchased? The seller refuses to refund the money or send the pending material without a new bigger order!! Question posted in LinkedIn Efficient Purchasing Group My response to the above question was succinct and perhaps a little harsh but […]

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