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

November 14, 2014

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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

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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

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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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Is the acquisition cup half full or half empty: Xchanging and SciQuest One Year Later by Jon Hansen

October 29, 2014

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A year ago this past September 20th, I wrote the post titled Is the acquisition cup half full or half empty: A tale of two takeovers!  In it I talked about the stark differences – at least they were stark to me – between the Xchanging acquisition of Chicago-based MM4, and the purchase of CombineNet […]

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Why companies don’t sign contracts by Tom Moore

October 29, 2014

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Originally posted on Procurement Insights EU Edition:
It is surprising how often contracts between companies are not signed or executed properly. Case law is full of examples of disputes occurring between organisations who are both working to an unsigned contract. These usually centre on ‘contract by performance’ issues, i.e. there was a contract sort of…

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