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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

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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 […]

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 […]

How do procurement professionals know when “The Price Is Right”? by Jon Hansen

October 10, 2014

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Editor’s Note: I just came across this post on LinkedIn and could not help but wonder if procurement professionals and suppliers share the same view in terms of what constitutes the “right price.” Click on the image below to access the article and then share your thoughts. 30

Procurement Virtualization by Jon Hansen

August 1, 2014

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Editor’s Note: The following is an excerpt from an article I wrote for Procurious regarding the impact of the Internet on the procurement world from both an operational as well as socialization perspective.  Use the following link to access the article in its entirety by clicking the “procurious” image below. I have been writing the Procurement […]

Why a new CEO from outside of the company means greater job security for a CPO by Jon Hansen

June 27, 2014

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My father used to say be careful for what you wish as it may actually come true. It was one of those sayings that took on greater meaning with both age and experience. Well for many years now, procurement professionals have clearly wanted a seat at the executive table.  While we are still a long […]

Where is procurement headed in the 21st Century . . . the answer can be found in a ketchup bottle by Jon Hansen

May 29, 2014

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I have to say that I have moderated and/or hosted everything from conferences to webinars, and of course my show on Blog Talk Radio – which will soon air its 900th episode. All of them by and large have been fun and for the most part, memorable for different reasons.  Being the moderator/host for today’s […]

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