Archive for July, 2007

Corporate Purchasing On eBay?

SupplyManagement.com posted this article, documenting its findings in a survey of professional buyers’ use of eBay. Don’t miss updates on Procurement & Supply Chain, Subscribe here! What I don’t like about the article is that it polarizes the concept of using eBay as a tool for the professional buyer. It is neither a absolutely perfect tool or an absolutely useless…

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Accepting Freebies From Suppliers – To Ban Or Not To Ban?

Today’s Pittsburgh Post-Gazette featured a story about UPMC – the city’s largest employer – working on a proposal to outlaw the acceptance of “freebies” from suppliers. Don’t miss updates on Procurement & Supply Chain, Subscribe here! Yawn. This is no big deal right? Many of you may already have such a policy in place. Well, unlike other industries, I think…

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