Archive for July, 2005

Corporate Procurement Management

I hope that you have enjoyed the article, “The 21st Century Procurement Department” and found that it helps you with your modern corporate procurement management challenges and changes. Don’t miss updates on Procurement & Supply Chain, Subscribe here! When modernizations are made, changes to the name of a function are often contemplated. You may ask, “What is the most current…

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Affording Your Supply Chain Certification

Many people who were interested in earning their Senior Professional in Supply Management (SPSM) Certification have struggled with the costs involved in enrolling in the SPSM Certification Program. Don’t miss updates on Procurement & Supply Chain, Subscribe here! So, a few months back, we created the Pay-As-You-Go Certification Plan. This allows you to pay for each class and each fee…

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Contracts For Services

In my last post, I mentioned my sourcing advice being published in the July 2005 edition of Inside Supply Management magazine. Don’t miss updates on Procurement & Supply Chain, Subscribe here! That issue also features a great article about contracting for services, written by Ernest Gabbard. Ernest has also contributed his contract law wisdom to the forthcoming August 23, 2005…

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Inside Supply Management

If you subscribe to Inside Supply Management magazine, turn to page 37 of this month’s issue (July 2005). Don’t miss updates on Procurement & Supply Chain, Subscribe here! There, you’ll find a quote from me answering the question “What’s most critical when adapting to a new spend or commodity area?” I reply with a 4-step process that I’ve successfully used.…

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Strategic Sourcing Intiative Buy-In

I hope that you have enjoyed the article “Strategic Sourcing & Stakeholder Resistance.” Don’t miss updates on Procurement & Supply Chain, Subscribe here! If you’re not sure whether involving stakeholders in developing the answers to the 10 questions will work, let’s think for a moment about psychology. Think of a decision you made that was later criticized. How did you…

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