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A Generation Next Perspective: An Uncommon Secret In Supplier Communication by Heather Grossmuller

February 19, 2015

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Editor’s Note: Throughout the year, I will be welcoming submissions from Generation Next procurement professionals regarding a wide range of topics relating to our industry.   I think that this is important in that it not only provides the up and coming movers and shakers with an opportunity to express their opinions on the hot […]

Rome Wasn’t Built in a Day, and Neither Was its Supply Chain by Kelly Barner

February 11, 2015

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Editor’s Note: There were any number of witty (or supposedly witty – I will let you decide) introductions that crossed my mind when I first read this post by Kelly Barner. Beyond the catchy “Rome wasn’t built in a day” used in her title, there is “when in Rome” because there is certainly something that […]

The Devil was in the Details at Target Canada by Kelly Barner

January 28, 2015

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On January 15th, Target announced that they would be closing all 133 of their locations and distribution facilities in Canada. The failure was attributed in large part to problems stemming from their supply chain operation. A BloombergBusinessWeek article on the retailer’s decision stated, “The company has admitted it botched management of its supply chain in […]

Procurement’s Role in the Reshoring Trend by Kelly Barner

January 12, 2015

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I took advantage of my six spare (but, alas, non consecutive) minutes over the holidays to get caught up on some reading. After all of the gifts had been opened and all of the mess had been cleaned up, I found one last gift of the year in the December 2014 issue of Supply & […]

The Procurement Value Proposition at a glance by Gerard Chick

October 31, 2014

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Editor’s Note: As a follow-up to my interview with Dr. Robert Handfield earlier this week regarding his new book The Procurement Value Proposition, his co-author Gerard Chick has written the following post that picks up and expands on some of the discussion points from our conversation. The big business idea of the last 30 years […]

Direct and Indirect Procurement in the B2B World

September 8, 2014

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Originally posted on In The Cloud:
EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is part 3 in a 4 part series by cloudBuy’s Nilesh Gopali that has been published in the Brokers Forum of India magazine.  You can access parts 1 and 2 in the series through the following links; July issue, page 26 for article part 1 of 4 …

How Supply Chain Financing Is Changing Buyer-Supplier Relationships (ThomasNet News)

August 28, 2014

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“Prominent business and supply chain analyst Jon Hansen says when buyers try to improve working capital position at the expense of suppliers, bad things happen usually. Supply chain financing is a tool that mutually benefits the positions of both stakeholders, creating win-win buyer-supplier situations”. – ThomasNet News 30

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