Archive for August, 2008

Purch-lympics Winners Announced!

After a successful two weeks of voting, the winners of the Purch-lympics have been determined! I’d like to personally thank all of the purchasing and supply management professionals that submitted essays as well as all of the people around the world who took the time to read the essays and vote. So here are our winners… The “Gold Medal” Name:…

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The Purch-lympics Finals Have Begun. Vote Now!

After an interesting five days of semi-finals, we now have our daily winners from around the world who are competing in the Purch-lympics final round! While there are no actual medals being awarded for the Purch-lympics, there are three prizes for the best purchasing and supply management essays as determined by votes by readers like you: – The “Gold Medal”…

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The Purch-lympics Finals Start August 27!

Well, we made it through the five fun days of the Purch-lympics semi-finals and we have our five finalists ready to compete for your votes! Check back on Wednesday August 27 or Thursday August 28 to vote for the purchasing essay that you like best! If you would like to be reminded to return here, it’s simple. We are now…

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Cost Containment

I hope that you have enjoyed the article “Does Cost Containment Have 2 C’s Or 4?“ In the article, I give tips on how to achieve cost containment. I think that if we flip around the points a little bit and turn them into questions, you can have an assessment on whether or not your organization is truly focused on…

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Buyers Meeting Point Experiences Double-Digit Monthly Growth

I just had the chance to check out a new press release from Buyers Meeting Point, one of our sponsors. It appears that, despite the increasing proliferation of supply chain-related content on the Web, Buyers Meeting Point is growing its traffic nicely. Here is the full text of the press release… Press ReleaseAugust 20, 2008Buyers Meeting PointBridgewater, MA Co-Founder, Cindy…

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Purch-lympics Semi-Finals, Day 5

Well, here we are already – at the last day of the Purch-lympics semi-finals! We’ve had some great entries so far and, today, you get to influence who the last of the five finalists will be. As a reminder, public votes determine each day’s winner. The five daily winners in the semi-finals will have their essays compete in the finals…

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Purch-lympics Semi-Finals, Day 4

Time flies when you’re having fun…it is already the next-to-last day of the Purch-lympics! We’ve had some fine essays so far and we have five more today! As a reminder, public votes determine each day’s winner. The five daily winners in the semi-finals will have their essays compete in the finals on August 27 and 28. So here’s what you…

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Purch-lympics Semi-Finals, Day 3

Wow – it’s Day 3 of the Purch-lympics already! Today, we have six new essays competing. As a reminder, public votes determine each day’s winner. The five daily winners in the semi-finals will have their essays compete in the finals on August 27 and 28. So here’s what you do: 1. Simply click the links below to read each essay.…

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Purch-lympics Semi-Finals, Day 2

So we have one successful day of the Purch-lympics behind us. On to Day 2 and five new essays! As a reminder, public votes determine each day’s winner. The five daily winners in the semi-finals will have their essays compete in the finals on August 27 and 28. So here’s what you do: 1. Simply click the links below to…

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Purch-lympics Semi-Finals, Day 1

Well, the Purch-lympics are here! If you missed the earlier announcement, each business day from today through Monday August 25, we will link you to five or six essays submitted by purchasing and supply management professionals throughout the world. You will get to vote for one essay each day. The five daily winners, as determined by votes, will then have…

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