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I Have Waited Nearly 10 Years For This To Happen . . . The Santa Clara Story

June 15, 2016

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The County of Santa Clara has successfully implemented their eProcurement initiative by transcending the functional silos that have traditionally limited procurement’s effectiveness and influence in the past. In short, and for the first time since I began covering Virginia’s eVA initiative back in 2007, I can say with great confidence that there is now another […]

Article by veteran contracts expert Lewis-Fernandez demonstrates the kind of thinking that gives negotiation a bad name by Jon Hansen

March 27, 2015

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Point #3 Create a strong foundation by building relationships first: This is probably one of the most important things an individual can do in regards to negotiation and in business in general. Perhaps you have attended the standard “networking” event where you give dozens of cards out without having a real conversation with anyone. It’s time […]

The Answer Alex: Busch, Handfield, Vitasek, Cummins and Barner by Jon Hansen

March 2, 2015

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Dear Jon I like reading your blog, “The Face of Procurement’s Generation Next” as it very much resonates with me.  I am an independent consultant, who is supporting a global organisation to define the Procurement Capabilities of the future.  I would like to speak with some leading edge professionals in Procurement & Supply and wondered […]

Never Mind Being A CFO, CIO or for that matter CPO, 2015 is the Year of the RMO by Jon Hansen

January 20, 2015

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I just read an article by Andy Akrouche in which he made reference to my interview with Pete Wharton, IBM’s Commerce Solutions Product Marketing Leader.  You can read about my interview in its entirety in my December 13th post titled IBM’s plans to corner or corral the cloud – it’s all a matter of governance. During […]

If you want to make a ‘private sector’ approach work for public procurement – start small by Jon Hansen

October 4, 2014

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Editor’s Note: The following is the article I wrote that appeared in the most recent edition of IACCM’s Contracting Excellence ezine  regarding the viability of the public sector adopting private sector procurement practices.  Check out the IACCM website to access other interesting articles and insights. Having written extensively about the New Public Management or NPM mind-set […]

How the West Coast Offence has redefined the public sector procurement practice by Jon Hansen

September 8, 2014

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During my interview with Kate Vitasek last week, she adeptly used the start of the professional football season as a point of reference. Even if I wasn’t a football fan – which I am – I appreciated her analogy because it spoke directly to the challenges with putting process ahead of relationships. What was most interesting however, […]

Special Post – Procurement: DAI Success Strategy by Andy Akrouche

June 9, 2014

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“To be truly successful, the Defence Analytics Institute or DAI has to take the program beyond itself to deliver results” – Andy Akrouche Editor’s Note: Defence spending is a hot topic lately on both sides of the Atlantic, as government’s are challenging Defence Departments to do a better job in terms of procurement.  Andy Akrouche who […]

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