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Do Service Providers Choose The Right​ Clients?

June 27, 2017

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First, there was the Commonwealth of Virginia. Now there is Santa Clara County. Both have achieved amazing things in their respective procurement practices. So much so that I have often referred to them as beacons of excellence in the realms of public sector procurement. As I watched the following video which was just released on […]

Charles Dominick’s NLPA Now Part Of Certitrek????

June 8, 2017

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In this hyper-connected world of ours, it is hard for anyone to sneeze without everyone saying God bless you. Here I am sitting at my desk when I received the following message via Skype at 10:23 PM. “Hey, Jon – sorry for the late message. Did you know that the Next Level Purchasing Association was […]

Is this why POOL4TOOL CCO approached me about Jaggaer over a month ago?

June 2, 2017

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A little more than a month ago, I was talking and InMessaging with Roger Blumberg who is the Chief Commercial Officer at POOL4TOOL. He asked me an interesting question; would I be willing to speak with Jaggaer management which as everyone knows is now leading the former SciQuest organization. The reason he was asking is that he has connections with […]

You Can Read My Posts On Spend Matters PRO And Other Pictures Of The Week

May 19, 2017

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Most of you may not remember either Look or Life magazine, as both ceased publication in the early seventies. They were bi-weekly periodicals with minimal text that featured photographs of current events. One could say that with either publication a picture was literally worth a thousand words. In the spirit of these once great magazines, here […]

10 Years Ago Today Procurement Insights Was Launched

May 18, 2017

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It is hard to believe that it has been 10 years since I first shared with you, my thoughts regarding the procurement world. Of course, back then, I think the only people who read my blog – and not even on a regular basis were close friends and family members. Certainly not the 25,000 plus fantastic […]

Buy American 2017: Is It Just The Current Version Of The Same Old Song?

May 16, 2017

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Back in 2010, I had the opportunity to talk with then Canadian Trade Minister Stockwell Day regarding what was at the time a contentious issue between Canada and our neighbor to the south. I am of course talking about the swirling controversy regarding the Buy American legislation that according to the Minister had more to […]

Why Volkswagen’s Position On Consulting Firms Is Good News For The Hackett Group

May 12, 2017

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In a recent post, I had indicated that I was waiting to hear back from The Hackett Group regarding their acquisition of Jibe Consulting and the possibility of doing an interview on my radio show. While I am still waiting for their Global Communications Director to get back to me, there were two points of discussion […]