Browsing All posts tagged under »Tim Cummins«

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 […]

SciQuest has the secret sauce for contract management success? Not according to Oregon and Colorado! by Jon Hansen

September 25, 2013

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In yet another glaring example of how the industry seems to turn a blind eye to major failures on the part of vendors who fall short in delivering promised results, IACCMs teaming up with SciQuest to offer a webinar titled “Contract Management Success: The Secret Sauce” is sadly comical. While I have nothing but great […]

Do you negotiate deals or build relationships and why there is a difference? by Jon Hansen

September 3, 2013

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In his book Relationships First! The New Paradigm in Contract Management Andy Akrouche had made reference to a Commitment Matters blog post by IACCM CEO Tim Cummins titled “The Power of Negotiation.”  In his post Cummins shared the revelation of what he called a ‘conspiracy’ that leads executives on both sides of the negotiating table […]

Our newest PI European Edition columnist Tim Cummins offers interesting insight into IACCM’s Negotiated Terms Study by Jon Hansen

June 27, 2013

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As our Procurement Insights European Union Edition takes off under the deft and insightful management of Chief Editor Colin Cram, I am very pleased to announce the addition of another new contributing columnist to the team. IACCM’s Tim Cummins is one of those individuals who bring a much needed perspective to an industry in transition. […]

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 […]

Are public sector employees on the endangered species list?

July 24, 2012

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In today’s post by Buyers Meeting Point’s Kelly Barner (Austerity Measures: Coming to a Company Near You?), she talks about how “many governments in Europe are considering austerity measures,” and “reducing national debt by spending less, particularly on public service.” Based on a recent article which indicated that since 2009 approximately 600,000 state and local […]

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