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Sustainable Procurement: Converting Environmental Impact into Financial Impact By Nick Ford

March 23, 2015

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It’s difficult to put a price on pollution. Damage to the environment is something we all end up paying for – through the depletion of resources and decreased quality of life – but how do you assign a figure to that?  In pounds, dollars, yen, euros? Corporations, the world’s biggest polluters, think in terms of […]

What if everyone is wrong about the future of procurement? by Kelly Barner

March 3, 2015

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As many Procurement Insights readers already know, Jon and I are writing a book that is equal parts coverage of procurement’s evolution to this point, examination of our current crossroads, and mapping our likely future trajectory. We are by no means the only ones speculating as to how the uncertainty we face today will play […]

Who’s That Girl?: Am I Part Of A Peer-less Generation? by Julie Lyons-Wolfe

February 27, 2015

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Editor’s Note: Given the recent debate regarding generational divides and social network image indiscretions, this post by Julie Lyons-Wolfe (a 29 year old CEO) raises the question; “to whom can Generation Next go to for advice?” I was recently contacted by a business consultant who, in his mid to late fifties, was referred to me […]

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 & […]

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