Archive for 2008

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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Purch-lympics Winners Announced!

After a successful two weeks of voting, the winners of the Purch-lympics have been determined! Don’t miss updates on Procurement & Supply Chain, Subscribe here! I’d like to personally thank all of the purchasing and supply management professionals that submitted essays as well as all of the people around the world who took the time to read the essays and…

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The Purch-lympics Finals Have Begun. Vote Now!

After an interesting five days of semi-finals, we now have our daily winners from around the world who are competing in the Purch-lympics final round! Don’t miss updates on Procurement & Supply Chain, Subscribe here! While there are no actual medals being awarded for the Purch-lympics, there are three prizes for the best purchasing and supply management essays as determined…

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The Purch-lympics Finals Start August 27!

Well, we made it through the five fun days of the Purch-lympics semi-finals and we have our five finalists ready to compete for your votes! Check back on Wednesday August 27 or Thursday August 28 to vote for the purchasing essay that you like best! Don’t miss updates on Procurement & Supply Chain, Subscribe here! If you would like to…

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Cost Containment

I hope that you have enjoyed the article “Does Cost Containment Have 2 C’s Or 4?“ Don’t miss updates on Procurement & Supply Chain, Subscribe here! In the article, I give tips on how to achieve cost containment. I think that if we flip around the points a little bit and turn them into questions, you can have an assessment…

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Buyers Meeting Point Experiences Double-Digit Monthly Growth

I just had the chance to check out a new press release from Buyers Meeting Point, one of our sponsors. It appears that, despite the increasing proliferation of supply chain-related content on the Web, Buyers Meeting Point is growing its traffic nicely. Here is the full text of the press release… Don’t miss updates on Procurement & Supply Chain, Subscribe…

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Purch-lympics Semi-Finals, Day 5

Well, here we are already – at the last day of the Purch-lympics semi-finals! We’ve had some great entries so far and, today, you get to influence who the last of the five finalists will be. Don’t miss updates on Procurement & Supply Chain, Subscribe here! As a reminder, public votes determine each day’s winner. The five daily winners in…

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