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26
Aug

Back in 2007 on the NLPA Blog, I covered the early stages of hyperinflation in Zimbabwe and tied it into corporate procurement.  I noted that a Zimbabwean purchasing manager shared with me that quotes would include language like “Quote is valid for now only” because sometimes prices double or triple overnight!  I also documented that, […]

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25
Aug

Claire Cunningham from Ivalua recently penned an excellent piece entitled “Three Ways Procurement Can Gain Millennial Appeal” for Supply & Demand Chain Executive.  The article explored how the procurement profession can attract the next generation of business professionals. One of the ways suggested was to “create a defined career path.”  Attend any talk about millennials […]

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19
Aug

The contemporary Supply Chain Manager (SCM) is faced with an increasingly complex supply chain, and a concurrent need to identify and mitigate risks in that supply chain. The more progressive SCM recognizes that he or she is the first line of defense in protecting their respective organization against supply chain failures. The upcoming NLPA webinar, […]

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17
Aug

I hope that you have enjoyed the article “8 Proactive Procurement Questions.” Spend analysis solutions are some of the greatest tools available for today’s procurement professional.  And they keep getting better at helping procurement professionals identify where the cost savings opportunities are. But they should never become a procurement professional’s only source of input for […]

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13
Aug

Special thanks to SourceOne Management Services for this guest post. Since the early beginning of the 21st century, Cloud computing has brought an increasingly wide range of affordable, flexible, and secure solutions to multiple industries in the market. From small businesses to big international firms, a clear trend to outsource business applications, such as ERP […]

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