Archive for February, 2018

E-L-What? Electronic Logging Devices

Special thanks to Source One Management Services for this guest post Since late 2015, the trucking community has been permeated with discussions of the impact of the ELD mandate. Now that the mandate compliance is in the “phase-in” phase, trucking companies are faced with some critical questions: How will this regulation impact my business? What rate increases, capacity decreases, and haul time…

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Attend The “Purchasing & Supply Management Salaries in 2018” Webinar!

The most anticipated presentations of procurement research are back for their eighth year:  The NLPA’s annual “Purchasing & Supply Management Salaries” report and webinar! You are invited to attend the webinar, “Purchasing & Supply Management Salaries in 2018,” on March 27, 2018, at 11:30 AM Eastern US Time. By attending this webinar, you will be the first to learn of…

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Do Stakeholders Think You Love A Supplier Too Much?

Happy Valentine’s Day! No other day of the year screams “love” quite like Valentine’s Day.  So, let’s talk about love and procurement. Specifically, let’s talk about whether stakeholders think you “love” an incumbent supplier too much to be unbiased.  Many stakeholders are often suspicious that you choose the supplier that serves them based on “personal” reasons, not just business reasons. …

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People Don’t Quit Procurement Jobs, They Quit Procurement Bosses

There’s an old saying:  “People don’t quit jobs, they quit bosses.” From my 20+ years in procurement, I can confirm this phrase applies to the procurement workplace as much as it applies to any workplace. In fact, I sense that this may apply to the procurement workplace just a teeny-tiny bit more than some other environments. Why’s that? Well, consider how…

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