Archive for February, 2013

Comparing Online Procurement Training Providers, Part III: Leadership Support

Welcome back to this ongoing series of posts that explores ways that you can evaluate differences between online procurement training providers.  Part I explored training quality while Part II focused on cost.  In this Part III, we’ll take a look at something that I call “leadership support.” While all of us leaders like to think that all we have to…

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Single Source Situations: Take Control!

I hope that you have enjoyed the article “Single Source Situations Shouldn’t Stink.” Too often, we in procurement think that competitive bidding is the only way to get suppliers to keep their prices in check.  This isn’t the case.  And, actually, competitive bidding in certain situations can actually increase your prices. How? Well, consider this situation. You do business with…

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Free IT Purchasing Webinar This Tuesday!

Through research, education, and experience, we shed some light on managing the volatile and often unmanaged category of IT purchasing in the webinar “Overcoming the Complexities of IT Purchasing.”  This thought leadership series has been guided by input from your peers in various industries and looks to keep you at the forefront of the ever-evolving procurement industry.  In this webinar,…

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