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Procurement Insights Exclusive: NLPA, From Humble Beginnings To The World’s Largest Purchasing Association

July 10, 2017

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“Our logo, with its forward thinking modern feel is represented by the abstract graphic mark of a globe, coupled with small dots, connecting the world with the profession of Procurement & Supply Chain Management.” – Excerpt Sunday, July 9th, 2017 letter to stakeholders As I read the advance copy of the above letter that Vivek Shally, President of Next Level […]

ISM/Zycus Webinar Now Available On-Demand

November 21, 2016

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Click on the slide below, to access the on-demand version of last week’s ISM/Zycus Webinar titled “A Clear View Of Your Procurement Horizons.” 30

A Questionable Quote #2

November 16, 2016

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My recent ISM – Zycus Webinar stimulated some interesting exchanges with the sizable audience. I say sizable audience because I think it is important for you to know that the discussion and corresponding poll result actually came from a healthy pool of respondents. In short, it would not be unreasonable to assume that the numbers […]

Poll Results From Zycus – ISM Webinar Paints An Interesting Procurement Picture

November 16, 2016

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I just finished giving my webinar on the Zycus – ISM #Horizon2016 conference, and the results of the 4 polls taken are to many eye opening . . . even surprising. In this first in a series of posts, I will share with you those results – and yes, a picture is indeed worth a […]

A Quick Thought: Has the Top 30 Under 30 Gone MIA?

January 13, 2016

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I was, like many in our industry, delighted when ThomasNet and ISM teamed up to launch the Annual Top 30 Under 30 program. I even did a radio segment on it shortly after the campaign was launched in early 2014. By focusing on a group of 30 “rising”supply chain stars who, as the name suggests, […]

Hawaii moves away from the NIGP Code . . . will other states follow? by Jon Hansen

June 2, 2015

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IMPORTANT NOTICE! HIePRO currently uses NIGP (National Institute of Governmental Purchasing) commodity codes to connect vendors to the solicitations they are interested via e-mail notifications. In August 2015, the State Procurement Office (SPO) will change the commodity code classification system from the NIGP codes to the NAICS (North American Industry Code System) code. The e-mail […]

Jumping Down The #CodeGate Rabbit Holes by Jon Hansen

May 14, 2015

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“In a fall down the rabbit hole, an individual sets off on the path with a goal, gets sidetracked by various events and changes direction several times along the way, eventually ending up somewhere unexpected, typically without having satisfied the original purpose of the quest. Nevertheless, the path often leads to serendipitous discoveries. Furthermore, according to […]