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Have you ever had a supplier failure cause frustrations for your organization’s customers? If you were to have a similar supplier failure, are you contractually guaranteed that your suppliers would bear the cost of fixing this type of problem and fix it quickly? According to a recent article in the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, the State of […]

Claritum is a spend management system for complex categories targeting the Marketing Procurement sector.   They offer sourcing, procurement and invoicing of specification-based products and services. Specifically with print, point-of-sale (POS), stationery, packaging and related services. Since 2002, the British-American company has grown its customer base to 150,000 users in 35 countries around the world with […]

Our guest contributor today is Brian Seipel, a marketing project analyst for Source One. Back in 2013, blogger and lead analyst for Spend Matters, Thomas Kase, asked the question “Is Procurement Cool Enough to Touch Hot Marketing Spend?” Kase took a cautiously optimistic view on the question, noting that marketing spend was ripe for the picking. This, […]

February 26, 2015

Tendering is also called sourcing or competitive bidding.  It is a process of soliciting pricing from multiple potential suppliers for a planned purchase of goods and/or services.  The purposes of tendering/sourcing/competitive bidding are: (a) to help you  determine a reasonable market price for the goods and/or services (b) to apply competitive pressure on the potential […]

For over 50 years, Mitten has been an industry leader in manufacturing and distributing premium vinyl siding and accessories. Today, Mitten boasts an extensive international distribution portfolio of superior products including replica-stone, architectural accents, windows, doors and other exterior products. Mitten has a solid reputation for quality products and their dedication to service. In addition […]

February 25, 2015

Each year, the Next Level Purchasing Association publishes its annual Purchasing and Supply Management Salary Report. The 2015 Purchasing and Supply Management Salary Report will be released March 31st, 2015 at 11:30 AM Eastern.   Past Purchasing Salary Reports: 2014 Purchasing and Supply Management Salary Report 2013 Purchasing and Supply Management Salary Report 2012 Purchasing and Supply Management Salary Report 2011 Purchasing […]

I hope that you have enjoyed the article, “Putting Procurement Performance Into Context.” When it comes to procurement performance metrics, procurement professionals often over-complicate things.  If that helps home in on areas for performance improvement, fine. But communicating procurement performance to senior executives requires simplification.  Let me rephrase that.  Communicating procurement performance to senior executives […]

Summary: Our client is a global Retail chain. This position reports to the Director, Professional Services Sourcing and will be responsible for assisting in the creation and execution of the category plan for Professional Services. The manager will work with multiple geographies to leverage spend and position with suppliers globally. Requirements:• Bachelor’s degree required, MBA […]

The saying goes: “The only constant is change.” Nowhere is that statement truer than in procurement and supply chain management. Procurement and supply chain are fields that have changed tremendously throughout the years. They are much more multi-faceted disciplines than they were even just a few years ago. If you’re a procurement or supply chain […]

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