Browsing All posts tagged under »procurement«

A Questionable Quote #3

December 1, 2016

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In today’s #instaschat discussion on Twitter, the “Epic #Procurement Twitter Posse” has some of us have been called, had a lively discussion based on a series of questions posed by @instasupply. Be sure to check out the hashtag #instaschat on Twitter, as there were definitely some great observations shared, and opinions expressed. In the meantime, the […]

Why I Joined The Revolution

September 22, 2016

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Stand Up. Speak Out. Drive Change. This is Kelly Barner’s and Philip Ideson’s call to join the revolution . . . the Procurement Revolution. We are not talking about just a snappy tagline here with a great logo. When Barner and Ideson talk revolution they are using real fighting words. They are talking about the need to reshape […]

Finding Evidence That Shows Candidates’ Seriousness About Procurement

August 21, 2016

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Special thanks to Charles Dominick, SPSM3 of the Next Level Purchasing Association for this guest post. In the my previous post, I talked about ways to structure a job description to help find a rock star of a procurement employee by focusing on the qualifications you need and the qualifications you want.  However, let me caution you […]

Separating Requirements From Preferences In Procurement Job Descriptions

July 26, 2016

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Special thanks to Charles Dominick, SPSM3 of the Next Level Purchasing Association for this guest post. Improving procurement capability can be accomplished in a variety of ways.  I prefer to focus on the people side of procurement capability. Believe it or not, there is a single document at the foundation of the people side of procurement capability […]

Wake Forest hypothetical purchasing scenario: What Would You Do?

May 13, 2016

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The thing I love about Twitter is that when your account is properly set-up – specifically, when you are connected to the right people and the right people are connected to you – some pretty interesting links cross your path. For example, take the above Tweet asking for 5 minutes of my time to do […]

Do those in the media really compete with solution providers for practioner attention?

May 10, 2016

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“The procurement media… now there is an interesting group . . . In some ways, we’re competing with solution providers for practitioner attention . . .” Kelly Barner, Buyers Meeting Point The above is an excerpt of a comment that Kelly Barner made regarding my last post Theranos and procurement continued . . .. As I had indicated […]

Ohio Drops SciQuest And The Power Of Truth

April 26, 2016

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The beauty about telling the truth is that it cuts through distractions such as a $3.5 million lawsuit, and places the focus on where it belongs . . . the facts of a story. Back on August 7th, 2015 I wrote a post titled The Ohio Effect: Why SciQuest’s condition may be terminal. In the post, […]