Archive for September, 2008

What Purchasing System Did Casio America Select?

You may recall my post from late July in which I reported on Bellwether Software introducing a new Web-based version of their purchasing software, ePMX. It appears that this new system is gaining some early traction with a couple of early customer wins reported in their latest press release. Don’t miss updates on Procurement & Supply Chain, Subscribe here! I’ve…

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Whitepaper Wednesday – Developing Purchasing Teams

Welcome to the second Whitepaper Wednesday on the Purchasing Certification Blog. Today’s free whitepaper is from Next Level Purchasing and is entitled “The Purchasing Leader’s Guide To A More Successful Team.” Don’t miss updates on Procurement & Supply Chain, Subscribe here! This whitepaper will teach you: The seven steps associated with developing your team’s skills in order to get better…

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Negotiating By Phone

I hope that you have enjoyed the article “4 Rules For Negotiating By Phone.” Don’t miss updates on Procurement & Supply Chain, Subscribe here! Negotiation is one of my favorite topics to write about. If you’re interested in learning more about negotiation, I have links to all my negotiation articles on my delicious account under the “negotiation” tag. Click here…

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Supply & Demand Chain Executive Podcast Featuring Next Level Purchasing

Supply & Demand Chain Executive just released a new podcast entitled “New Supply Management Skills for the Today’s Supply Chain Challenges” featuring yours truly. I highly suggest that you give this less-than-20-minute interview between me and SDCE editor Andy Reese so that you can learn: Don’t miss updates on Procurement & Supply Chain, Subscribe here! What I view as the…

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Reverse Auctions STILL Controversial? Come On!

A recent Spend Matters post alerted me to a CAPS Research study (free registration required) that indicated that eAuction usage had declined to an average of 2.58% of total spend in 2007 from 3.24% in 2005. Don’t miss updates on Procurement & Supply Chain, Subscribe here! An article in the Go Pro (Government Procurement) magazine I received today, touted the…

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Whitepaper Wednesday – Purchasing Job Descriptions

Welcome to the first Whitepaper Wednesday here on the Purchasing Certification Blog. For the next several Wednesdays, I will be linking you to some whitepapers that I feel are particularly valuable for succeeding in today’s purchasing and supply management world. Don’t miss updates on Procurement & Supply Chain, Subscribe here! The first featured whitepaper is called “Are Your Purchasing Job…

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SPSM Update & Whitepaper Plans

As is customary for my first post of the month, I’ll share that the SPSM® continued its expansion into new countries with the first SPSM® Certification being awarded in Egypt in August. Don’t miss updates on Procurement & Supply Chain, Subscribe here! In addition, I wanted to tell you about a new feature we’ll be trying out here on the…

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