Archive for May, 2011

The Procurement Promotion That You Lost (But Didn’t Even Know That You Were Considered For)

I’m in a parable-writing mood today. I hope that you don’t mind. The following is total fiction, but with a real-world message. Don’t miss updates on Procurement & Supply Chain, Subscribe here! Ryan joined ABC Company as a buyer two years ago. Having just graduated with an MBA and no work experience, he was quite satisfied with the $80,000 per…

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New York City’s Taxi Procurement Process: Beyond The Pretty Pictures

Newspapers across the USA today featured pretty pictures of New York City’s “Taxi of Tomorrow” unveiled yesterday. While that is cute news, there actually was quite a significant amount of procurement work that led up to NYC’s public relations spectacle. Don’t miss updates on Procurement & Supply Chain, Subscribe here! According to a press release on the city’s official website,…

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Strategic Supplier Management Knows No Shortcuts

I hope that you have enjoyed the article “Supplier Management: Make It Strategic.” Don’t miss updates on Procurement & Supply Chain, Subscribe here! It’s a busy business world. We all love shortcuts. If we can get things done the easy way, all the better. We may face certain temptations with supplier evaluation and management programs. Some procurement professionals think: “If…

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