Browsing All posts tagged under »Tim Cummins«

Webinar | The procurement team of the future

November 25, 2014

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Prior to leaving for the Virginia 2014 Forum in which I was the moderator for a panel discussion on Leveraging The Power of Procurement, I had the opportunity to serve as the moderator for Proxima’s The Procurement Team of The Future webinar. To sign up to watch the on-demand webinar, which discusses the changing role […]

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 […]

Nature versus Nurture: Is Relationship Success in the Genes? by Jon Hansen

January 8, 2014

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I know it’s been said many times, many ways . . . okay I am just coming out of the holiday season so excuse the reference to the Christmas carol lyrics. Anyway, if I have said it once I have said it a million times . . . social media and procurement are a great […]

The Relational Contracting Bandwagon by Jon Hansen

December 17, 2013

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They say that originality is the ability to conceal your source, and this statement has never been truer than it is regarding the emergence of the Relational Contracting model.  I say emergence in that while the concept is certainly not new   ̶   as detailed in his book, Andy Akrouche developed and began successfully implementing his […]

Is your brand your most powerful negotiating tool? (Part 2) by Roz Usheroff

October 22, 2013

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Originally posted on The Remarkable Leader:
“Without question, brand and brand image make a big difference. For the ‘trusted’ brand, the pressure to negotiate will be less – they are known for honoring their commitment and indeed their future image depends on meeting their commitment.” Tim Cummins, CEO IACCM In his response to my previous…

Is your brand your most powerful negotiating tool? (Part 1) by Roz Usheroff

October 18, 2013

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Originally posted on The Remarkable Leader:
Everywhere I turn these days it seems that there is always something being negotiated. Whether it is associated with efforts to end the closing of the government or, seeking an increase in pay and benefits, one thing is clear; a lot of people are doing a lot of talking…

It’s the end of the world as we know it . . . at least for traditional analyst firms and bloggers by Jon Hansen

October 2, 2013

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“It’s the End of the World as We Know It (And I Feel Fine)” is a song by the rock band R.E.M. No, this hasn’t become a music blog – especially given the fact that I can’t carry a tune to save my life! However, the above referenced lyrics are more than appropriate in terms […]

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