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Is innovation the sole domain of the young or why Kurt Warner and Tom Brady could have been in procurement? by Jon Hansen

February 18, 2015

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Over the past few weeks I have been writing about the procurement world from the standpoint of what I referred to as being Generation Next. I wrote about how procurement was a “brand new game, with new rules requiring new skill sets that the older generation does not possess.” Now to once again be as […]

Freightos wants to know: Are you ready to go stealth mode?

February 4, 2015

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2014 New Wave Company Year In The Life winner Freightos, has developed a new user interface for a full-fledged online marketplace that they are planning on launching in 2015.  They are looking for procurement professionals who might be interested in taking part in a quick 15 minute interview while testing their new user interface. I […]

Teaching an old dog new tricks or the challenges of adopting a new mindset by Jon Hansen

February 3, 2015

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“One last point – I would contend that some of the change in “new” procurement professionals are not just recent college graduates. The change in approach includes those of us who are new to the profession – like me on a 2nd career (and well-out of college days!!! ) . We don’t hold to the […]

Who Are Procurement’s New Leaders? by Jon Hansen

January 27, 2015

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My most recent post titled The Face of Procurement’s Generation Next, has garnered considerable attention throughout the social media world, including some interesting comments in a number of social networking sites. One reaction however stood out, as the perspective offered by the reader served to remind us that despite the profession’s elevation from that of a functional […]

The Face of Procurement’s Generation Next by Jon Hansen

January 23, 2015

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I often talk about the old days of procurement when, speaking with an audience, I would ask the question; “how many of you chose purchasing as a career?” If one or two hands were raised, it was considered a big number.  It seemed that the majority of “purchasing” people fell into the job (back then […]

Expert panel weighs in on how to “Leverage The Power of Procurement” at Virginia Forum 2014

November 21, 2014

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This past week I had the great privilege of moderating a panel discussion on Leveraging The Power of Procurement at the Virginia 2014 Forum. The guest panel, which featured IACCM’s Tim Cummins, NIGP’s Chief Executive Rick Grimm, The Hackett Group’s Chris Sawchuk and  author-educator Kate Vitasek, provided an insightful and thought-provoking look at a profession […]

In which way does this picture make you think of procurement?

November 20, 2014

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They say that a picture is worth a thousand words, and in seeing the cover of the recent issue of The New Yorker’s 2014 Cartoons Of The Year in an airport store, I was immediately reminded of procurement.  In fact so much so, I actually purchased a copy of the magazine. While I will in a future […]

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