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The Prognosticators Series: 2013 Predictions by Jon Hansen

January 16, 2013

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Editor’s Note:  As is often the case when the hands of time tick relentlessly forward into another new year, we take this opportunity to look ahead to what the next 12 months might hold in store for us both personally as well as for the purchasing industry as a whole. In this third installment of […]

The Greening of Procurement: 5-Part Series discusses how sustainability focus is influencing our buying decisions

October 31, 2011

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Like pulling out the old tuxedo for a wedding or high school reunion, last week’s post (October 26th, Procurement Insights) on Rosslyn Analytic’s collaborative launch of a spend intelligence app focused on quantifying the environmental impact of business activities, brought to mind a white paper I had written in 2008 on the Greening of Procurement. […]

What Really Happened At Toyota? Business Thought Leaders Segment

June 22, 2010

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Could better intelligence have prevented the massive recall woes of the once revered Toyota Supply Chain?  According to one industry analyst, “better analytics tools, including software-as-a-service products, could help Toyota and other companies crunch the numbers,” and thereby avoid the problems which led to a massive recall due to safety concerns with acceleration. There are […]

PI Window on Business: April 23, 2009 Episode Now Available On-Demand (http://www.blogtalkradio.com/Jon-Hansen)

April 23, 2009

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  If you did not have the opportunity to listen to the live broadcast of today’s show “Unemployed Excellence – Why Lean, Six Sigma Have Left Some People Out in the Cold,” we are pleased to provide you with an On-Demand replay. Simply use the following “Unemployed Excellence” link to access the Episode Replay directly […]

21st Century Governance Principles Network Update

March 17, 2009

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Since launching the 21st Century Governance Principles knowledge sharing network last month on both LinkedIn and Ecademy, there has been insightful and thought provoking discussions and news. Highlights include: CSF Thought Leader Jack Rockart joins 21st Century LinkedIn Chapter Jack Rockart, who is a Senior Lecturer Emeritus at the MIT Sloan School, has been credited […]

UPDATE: The Key Principles behind the Integrated Enterprise Excellence Methodology (A Procurement Insights Knowledge Leadership Publication)

February 5, 2009

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As a writer, you are never completely certain as to the degree in which a particular article or post will resonate with your readership.  While the growth in the Procurement Insight’s readership base (this year we will hit the 500,000 mark in terms of the number of syndicated subscribers we reach each month worldwide – […]

The Key Principles behind the Integrated Enterprise Excellence Methodology (A Procurement Insights Knowledge Leadership Publication)

January 29, 2009

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Is Six Sigma Still Relevant in A Dynamically Changing World? “With the growing level of dissatisfaction with programs such as Six Sigma, the question that needs to be asked is quite simply this . . . what are the key elements of a successful process improvement initiative? This white paper focuses on the possible reasons […]

Answering a Silent Question: When Compliance Adherence is a Hear No Evil, See No Evil, Speak No Evil Proposition (BC Compliance Group Profile)

January 15, 2009

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How Can You Negotiate After the Deal is Done? “Imagine This: a requisitioner commits to a deal with a supplier without your involvement or approval.  Now the supplier believes he’s already won the order and you’ve lost the upper hand in any negotiation.  This can be one of the toughest situations you will ever face […]

What would you prefer for cost cutting, Offshoring or Process Improvement? (A PI Q&A)

July 10, 2008

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Network Member Question   It is quite common to jump on the bandwagon of offshoring to cut costs.  Some are questioning the productivity of this approach.  What do you think should be given more preference and how would you drive the implementation?   Dr. Ravi Pandey Executive Coach, Management Consultant (Lean/DMAIC/DFSS, and Business, Product & […]

A Dichotomy of Perspectives: A Discussion on Forrest Breyfogle’s New Book on Integrated Enterprise Excellence

April 24, 2008

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Recently, I had the opportunity to exchange ideas on the veracity of the various models that organizations rely upon as the framework for building a successful enterprise.   What prompted this open and productive exchange of ideas was a question that was recently posed regarding the merits of Forrest Breyfogle’s latest book on Integrated Enterprise […]

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