Browsing All posts tagged under »purchasing«

It is time for procurement to come of age by Jon Hansen

August 20, 2015


“When I was a child, I spake as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child: but when I became a man, I put away childish things.” On August 31st this year, we will no longer be accepting new service provider sponsors for the Procurement Insights and Procurement Insights European Union […]

Is The Busch Era Coming To An End . . . Should It Have Started In The First Place? by Jon Hansen

August 14, 2015


You know how they say that a picture is worth a thousand words? Well as it turns out – at least in the case of Jason Busch, a resume also speaks volumes. Before I share with you the results of my research, I am going to pose the following question; if someone has never actually […]

The Other Side of Grimm by Jon Hansen

May 20, 2015


A colleague recently asked me the following question; will those who oppose NIGP’s Chief Executive Rick Grimm be annoyed because my coverage may not have demonized him as they had hoped? It is an interesting query on many levels. To start, I think it is safe to say that this story overall is frustrating to many regardless of […]

The Answer Alex: Busch, Handfield, Vitasek, Cummins and Barner by Jon Hansen

March 2, 2015


Dear Jon I like reading your blog, “The Face of Procurement’s Generation Next” as it very much resonates with me.  I am an independent consultant, who is supporting a global organisation to define the Procurement Capabilities of the future.  I would like to speak with some leading edge professionals in Procurement & Supply and wondered […]

Are these profile images representative of the brand Coupa wants to project? by Jon Hansen

February 19, 2015


A couple of weeks ago, I received the following message through my LinkedIn account from a young Coupa sales representative: I currently work at Coupa as an Account Rep. I came across an article you wrote regarding the 3 BIGGEST CHALLENGES FACED BY SUPPLY CHAIN/PURCHASING PROFESSIONALS. My job is to reach out to prospect to discuss […]

Procurement’s silent majority or influential minority? by Jon Hansen

February 6, 2015


In the past couple of weeks I have written about the old timers of purchasing, and the emerging Generation Next procurement professionals, focusing on the seemingly inseparable chasm between what once was, and the new reality of today. However, I did not immediately take into account that there is a third less vocal but increasingly influential […]

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

February 3, 2015


“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 […]


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