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Friday Musings: Why Reese’s would approve of PROACTIS’ Acquisition of Perfect Commerce

July 7, 2017

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  By now you have already heard the news that UK-based PROACTIS is acquiring US-based Perfect Commerce. Besides providing further evidence that we are at the very beginning of a looming M&A upswing, it is also a sign that these companies have come to the realization that rather than attempting to penetrate new global markets […]

Wall Street And The Analyst Firms Are Dead . . . Long Live The New DO-ERS!

February 24, 2016

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Not that long ago I wrote about Zycus and their proud proclamation that they are independent and free from the reliance on traditional money sources such as VCs and Wall Street. I have never been a big fan of Wall Street for pretty much the same reasons as most everyone else. If you have seen […]

Will SAP Buy Tradeshift? by Jon Hansen

April 17, 2015

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As you know, and much like the coverage of our industry in general, I usually find press releases announcing either a new client win, or a merger and acquisition, as little more than the perfunctory dissemination of information that reveals little if anything meaningful.  In fact, the vast majority of announcements would be better placed in either […]

You know that you are likely a supplier bully when . . . by Jon Hansen

February 10, 2015

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I just read an interesting post on the Nipendo blog titled “Supplier Bullying: Cutting The Branch You Are Sitting On” by Eran Livneh. It actually reminded me of a post I wrote back in 2007 and have revisited many times since, regarding Walmart’s treatment of its suppliers.  In particular the Vlasic Pickles case study. “Finally, […]

From the telegraph to wearable devices, supply chain collaboration in the modern era has come a long way by Jon Hansen

September 29, 2014

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It was the late 90’s, and I was heading up a project that would enable the Department of National Defence to acquire Indirect MRO spare parts online from suppliers throughout North America. The challenge went beyond the mere sourcing process, as the DND required that parts be delivered within 24 hours to one of their 40 bases across […]

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

When the Spark of Collaboration is Battery Powered by Kelly Barner

August 19, 2014

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Supplier collaboration. Add it to procurement transformation and category management as popular procurement phrases that are successfully implemented less often than they are clearly defined. As procurement professionals, we know we are supposed to collaborate more. We are actively looking for opportunities to collaborate with our suppliers. But having the desire to collaborate is not […]