New industry study reports a significant reduction in intended spend on Procure-to-Pay Platforms by Jon Hansen

October 7, 2014

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CostReduction

You ever notice that with a satellite dish, there are always sporting events going on somewhere around the world on a 24/7 basis.  From football – both the North American and world versions – to cricket, hockey and even outrunning boulders down steep inclines (although I am not sure if the latter counts as being […]

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Converting knowledge into sustainable action by Andy Akrouche

October 6, 2014

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Originally posted on Relational Contracting Intelligence Blog:
I recently came across an interesting article which talked about the fact that businesses spend far more time and money on training programs that do not ultimately “deliver, develop or demonstrate long-term results.” The article then went on to say that “to make new behaviors sustaining,” you have…

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If you want to make a ‘private sector’ approach work for public procurement – start small by Jon Hansen

October 4, 2014

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Editor’s Note: The following is the article I wrote that appeared in the most recent edition of IACCM’s Contracting Excellence ezine  regarding the viability of the public sector adopting private sector procurement practices.  Check out the IACCM website to access other interesting articles and insights. Having written extensively about the New Public Management or NPM mind-set […]

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Is eCommerce bad for the economy? by Jon Hansen

October 2, 2014

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The other day I received an interesting phone call from Daniel Blaise who, after reading my coverage of the emerging eCommerce world, wondered if I had ever considered the possible downside of this “new” global reality. Downside? How could there be a downside? Blaise is the founder of nearest.com, which was established as a means […]

Posted in: B2B, Commentary

With the launch of #cloudtour 2014, the time for cloudBuy is now by Jon Hansen

October 1, 2014

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cloudBuy Tour

New Wave 2014 company cloudBuy has just begun a 5 country, 30 day tour in which they will travel to Dubai, Mumbai, Singapore, Syndney and Hong Kong to talk about their unique B2B eCommerce platform. What makes them unique?  Why after 20 years is the company, according to founder and Chairman Ronald Duncan, now in […]

Posted in: News & Updates

From the telegraph to wearable devices, supply chain collaboration in the modern era has come a long way by Jon Hansen

September 29, 2014

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Telegraph

It was the late 90’s, and I was heading up a project that would enable the Department of National Defence to acquire Indirect MRO spare parts online from suppliers throughout North America. The challenge went beyond the mere sourcing process, as the DND required that parts be delivered within 24 hours to one of their 40 bases across […]

Posted in: Commentary

Reader response to Bersin’s post about Ellison stepping down surprising by Jon Hansen

September 24, 2014

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It is no secret to my regular readers that I am not a big fan of Oracle’s Larry Ellison. The origins of my disenchantment go all the back to the vendor’s early days when Ellison was forced to lay off approximately 10 percent of the company’s workforce due to questionable accounting practices. The practices to […]

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