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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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