Browsing All posts tagged under »procurement«

Coupa Inspire ’14 Kicks Off With a Bang by Jon Hansen

April 16, 2014

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As someone who has from the very beginning loved all things social media whether it be Internet radio and television, chat rooms and webinars or social networking forums, when I received the e-mail inviting me to tune into the Live Ustream broadcast of Coupa Inspire ’14 I was immediately interested. Let’s face it, while face-to-face […]

Advice for Presenters and Attendees of Procurement Webinars by Kelly Barner

April 9, 2014

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In a recent post on her Remarkable Leader blog, Roz Usheroff wrote about the importance of being likeable and effective as a virtual speaker. In addition to being a popular and cost effective means of reaching an audience, webinars are convenient ways of capturing content that can be made available on an ongoing basis to […]

ThomasNet.com: The Quiet Evolution of Dependable Certainty by Jon Hansen

April 7, 2014

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Like the sun rising in the east and setting in the west, there are some things you just take for granted without really giving it much conscious thought. For those of us who have been in the purchasing industry for more years than we would care to admit, we can recall the days of frayed […]

Buyers need not apply by Jon Hansen

March 24, 2014

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In the coming weeks I will be making an official announcement sharing with you the news that I will be partnering with another notable industry expert on a book that will focus on the future of procurement.  So be sure to stay tuned for future updates as this is going to be a must read […]

Zycus LinkedIn post uses the equivalent of Sandberg’s “bossy” term to describe procurement professionals? by Jon Hansen

March 21, 2014

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In a recent post by Roz Usheroff, she indicated that you would probably have to be on another planet – maybe even in another galaxy – to not have heard of the recent call to arms of Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg to eradicate the word “bossy” from our everyday vernacular.  The reason for Sandberg’s discontent […]

The Ides of March for procurement experts? by Jon Hansen

March 21, 2014

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Back in October of last year I wrote a post titled “It’s the end of the world as we know it . . . at least for traditional analyst firms and bloggers,” in which I talked about the reasons why the days of the traditional industry experts were numbered. What was interesting is that very […]

Rashed Procurement Leaders post on procurement skills important, interesting and promising by Jon Hansen

March 4, 2014

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As a parent of 4 kids under the age of 8, I did not realize how big they had gotten until I returned home from a fairly recent 4-day speaking engagement.  Now for those who do not have children, 4 days may not seem like a long time.  However for those out there who do, […]

Variables in the Adoption of Auctions in Procurement by Kelly Barner & Alun Rafique

February 24, 2014

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Editor’s Note: When Kelly Barner and Alun Rafique submitted this post on the variables in the adoption of auctions, they hit close to home in terms of an area of procurement about which I have a great deal of experience and expertise. For several years my research into the utilization of advanced algorithms within the […]

Hackett Group research article on supplier consolidation surprising . . . for all the wrong reasons by Jon Hansen

February 6, 2014

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“Consolidating suppliers within specific supply markets is a proven strategy to concentrate buying power and reduce purchase prices. The activity can be taken further, though, especially within non-production (indirect) spending areas . . . Consolidating suppliers within specific supply markets is a proven strategy to concentrate buying power and reduce purchase prices. The specific business […]

GroupRFx: A Dragon’s Den View by Kelly Barner

January 22, 2014

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Editor’s Note: On January 21st, 2014 I had the opportunity to interview Year in the Life candidate GroupRFx, a New Wave company that offers a competitive bidding platform designed to improve the procurement and tendering process within a GPO framework.  In the post-show commentary, our Dragon’s Den (or Shark Tank if you prefer) panel of […]

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