Browsing All posts tagged under »procurement«

Auditor General’s Report on BravoSolution Implementation Raises A Number Of Concerns

December 20, 2016

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Last year I wrote a series of articles on the BravoSolution implementation challenges with the Province of Ontario. According to sources, the provider was using strong arm tactics in an effort to force Ontario public sector organizations to use their platform. As is the case with any investigative story that originates with unnamed sources, I reached […]

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 […]