Archive for June, 2010

Whitepaper Wednesday – Inventory Reduction

Welcome back to another installment of Whitepaper Wednesday here on the Purchasing Certification Blog. Today, I’ll be reviewing a whitepaper entitled “Inventory Reduction: Getting Traction for Fast Track Results” from R. Michael Donovan & Co. Don’t miss updates on Procurement & Supply Chain, Subscribe here! The whitepaper begins by stressing today’s executives’ interest in reducing inventory levels, saying that “the…

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Is This The Reason The Economy Continues To Plod Along?

Despite all of the economic news that says the worst is behind us, let’s face it: the economy isn’t exactly back to full health. Unemployment remains near 10%. The stock market stumbles once it seems it has legs again. No one feels recklessly confident. Don’t miss updates on Procurement & Supply Chain, Subscribe here! Why isn’t the economy taking off?…

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When To Request Supplier Setup Forms

Today’s post continues a series of posts that go into more detail in the thinking behind some of the major points found in the 20-Point Proposal Evaluation Checklist. You can find the previous posts in this series here and here. Today’s checklist item is… Don’t miss updates on Procurement & Supply Chain, Subscribe here! Did the supplier provide the information…

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The Worst Oil Spill In History: Are Suppliers & Supplier Management Practices To Blame?

Unless you’ve been living under a rock – and I mean no disrespect to anyone out there who may actually be living under a rock – you know about the continuing crisis with the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Eight hundred thousand gallons of oil have been spewed into the water each day since an April 20…

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Have Your Suppliers Offered Value-Creating Or Cost-Saving Ideas?

Today, I am going to continue on a series of posts I started last week in which I began providing a deeper explanation of some of the bullet points from Next Level Purchasing’s 20-Point Proposal Evaluation Checklist. In this post, I’ll be digging into the line item labeled “Did the supplier offer value creating or cost saving ideas?” Don’t miss…

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Whitepaper Wednesday – How To Have A Successful Business Career

Welcome back to another installment of Whitepaper Wednesday here on the Purchasing Certification Blog. This week, I am going to keep things general (rather than procurement-specific) by reviewing a whitepaper entitled “The Universal Principles of Business Achievement” from IdeaBridge. Don’t miss updates on Procurement & Supply Chain, Subscribe here! This short whitepaper essentially is just a compilation of two lists:…

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