Archive for 2016

Procure-To-Pay Specialist Puridiom Becomes Part of BravoSolution

In a surprising and dramatic fashion, multi-module procurement technology provider, BravoSolution, last month acquired procure-to-pay (P2P) specialist, Puridiom.  This acquisition comes on the heels of Basware’s acquisition of long-time P2P solution provider – and former BravoSolution partner – Verian  earlier this year. Don’t miss updates on Procurement & Supply Chain, Subscribe here! With Puridiom, BravoSolution picks up strong P2P technology…

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Pittsburgh Mayor Declares: “Make Your Mark on Procurement History” Day

The 2016 NLPA Conference is already beginning to make it’s mark on procurement history – and it doesn’t even kick-off until next month! We received a pretty amazing envelope in the mail recently that we had to share.  The Mayor of the city of Pittsburgh heard about the 2016 NLPA Conference.  He was so impressed that he made an official proclamation:…

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Gas Trickles Down

Special thanks to Source One Management Services for this guest post Don’t miss updates on Procurement & Supply Chain, Subscribe here! Have you stopped by the pump to fuel up your car recently?  If so, your wallet may not have felt that much lighter afterwards.  Do you remember filling your gas tank back in 2008?  Paying at the pump then…

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Building a Competitive Advantage through a Business Continuity Plan

Special thanks to Source One Management Services for this guest post Don’t miss updates on Procurement & Supply Chain, Subscribe here! Building and maintaining a competitive advantage in today’s complex supply chain environment can be a never-ending endeavor.   As customer needs and economic conditions evolve, what once put your company at the forefront of the industry may become your downfall. …

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Procurement Negotiation Training Session Added To 2016 NLPA Conference!

The 2016 NLPA Conference was already jam-packed with great educational sessions designed to help you “Make Your Mark on Procurement History.”  But now, it’s gotten even better! Don’t miss updates on Procurement & Supply Chain, Subscribe here! I am delighted to announce that we have added a procurement negotiation training session entitled “War & Peace:  Effective Negotiations Must Consider Both.”…

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Procurement Capability Improvement: 10 Posts That Will Help You Make Magic Happen

Over the past month, I have been thrilled to work with some of the top procurement blogs in sharing some insights about procurement capability improvement.  In this post, I will bring all 10 of my guest posts into a step-by-step model for you to deliver procurement capability improvement in your organization. Don’t miss updates on Procurement & Supply Chain, Subscribe here!…

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President Donald Trump: The Negotiator?

Special thanks to GEP for this guest post Don’t miss updates on Procurement & Supply Chain, Subscribe here! In his campaign, Donald Trump has repeatedly touted his business acumen and negotiation skills as qualities that make him uniquely suited to be the next president. On top of this, Trump has claimed that “Right now, we have the wrong group of…

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Attend the NLPA Conference Preview Webinar on Wednesday!

The procurement event of the year is coming up soon!  The 2016 NLPA Conference will be held October 24-25 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  This year’s theme is “Make Your Mark on Procurement History!” And, we plan to do just that! Don’t miss updates on Procurement & Supply Chain, Subscribe here! On August 17, the Next Level Purchasing Association will hold a…

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Pokémon Go Lessons for Procurement – Seriously!

You simply can’t escape it – Pokémon Go is a giant phenomenon! First, let me be upfront with you.  I have not played the game and I really don’t know much about Pokémon other than Pikachu.  That being said I, like most of you, have been surrounded by those playing it just about everywhere I go. Don’t miss updates on Procurement & Supply Chain, Subscribe…

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Mediocre Buyers Never Make Great CEO’s, So…

My aging parents receive in-home care.  And I just got word today that one of their aides will not be returning as she is no longer an employee of the agency that provided her. Don’t miss updates on Procurement & Supply Chain, Subscribe here! I breathed a sigh of relief.  I have witnessed very few people who were as bad…

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