Archive for November, 2007

Economy Statistics Fans Will Like This…

YourBuyer – a USA-based BPO and client of Next Level Purchasing – recently came out with a video that shares some fun and interesting statistics about the global economy. I haven’t independently verified the stats, but it was an interesting video to watch nonetheless. Don’t miss updates on Procurement & Supply Chain, Subscribe here! Check it out the video here.

Healthcare Purchasing Ethics

Earlier this week, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette featured an interesting article about UPMC implementing a new stance on how their physicians can deal with suppliers. Basically, UPMC is taking a hard look at the influence (or perceived influence) there is on doctors who accept consulting engagements, samples, gifts, and the like from medical suppliers. Don’t miss updates on Procurement & Supply…

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Are The China Sourcing Problems Isolated?

Two questions recently came to mind amid the controversy over China sourcing, specifically the toy recalls. First, is the lead paint issue new or just newly discovered? And, second, is the lead paint issue more widespread than just in China? Don’t miss updates on Procurement & Supply Chain, Subscribe here! I decided to do a little experiment just for fun.…

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Supply Risk With Big Suppliers

I hope that you have enjoyed the article “Are Big Suppliers A Big Supply Risk?” This article was based on the series of case studies that I just finished posting here on this blog. Don’t miss updates on Procurement & Supply Chain, Subscribe here! The article gave some guidelines for dealing with big suppliers. Let’s further explore the case studies…

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Supplier Case Study Index

I hope that you have enjoyed my series of supplier case studies. I’ll use this blog post to index them and provide links to each. Just click on the company name to go to the applicable case study… Don’t miss updates on Procurement & Supply Chain, Subscribe here! Dell Inc. Yahoo Web Hosting Kelly Services Office Depot Karen Oakley Designs…

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Cherry Communications Supplier Case Study

Welcome back to the sixth and final installment in a series of case studies designed to test hypotheses I have regarding how supplier size needs to be factored into sourcing and supplier management approaches. Don’t miss updates on Procurement & Supply Chain, Subscribe here! I’ve saved this case study for last because it is my favorite. This experiment is one…

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Karen Oakley Designs Supplier Case Study

Welcome back to the fifth installment in a series of case studies designed to test hypotheses I have regarding how supplier size needs to be factored into sourcing and supplier management approaches. Don’t miss updates on Procurement & Supply Chain, Subscribe here! While the first four posts have focused on big suppliers, today’s will discuss our experiences with a small…

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Office Depot Supplier Case Study

Welcome back to the fourth installment in a series of case studies designed to test hypotheses I have regarding how supplier size needs to be factored into sourcing and supplier management approaches. In today’s case study, we’ll be exploring some work we’ve done with Office Depot. Don’t miss updates on Procurement & Supply Chain, Subscribe here! The background of this…

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Kelly Services Supplier Case Study

Welcome to the third edition in a series of case studies designed to test hypotheses I have regarding how supplier size needs to be factored into sourcing and supplier management approaches. Don’t miss updates on Procurement & Supply Chain, Subscribe here! If you read the first two posts about Dell and Yahoo Web Hosting, you may think that I have…

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Yahoo Web Hosting Supplier Case Study

Well, I kicked of the supplier size case study series with a post about a negative experience with a large supplier, Dell. This morning, I’ll continue the series with a horror story about another large supplier: Yahoo Web Hosting. Don’t miss updates on Procurement & Supply Chain, Subscribe here! For those of you “tuning in” for the first time, this…

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