Archive for June, 2018

Let Your Procurement Leadership Transition Be Like A Sunrise

If there’s anything that worries procurement employees the most, it could very well be a leadership transition. When a new procurement leader – CPO, VP of Procurement, Purchasing Director, Supply Chain Manager, etc. – comes on board, the uncertainty that fills the air causes anxiety among a procurement staff.  And anxiety is never cited as a key to world-class procurement…

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5 Common Mistakes That Could Derail Your Sourcing Process

Special thanks to Source One, a Corcentric company for this guest post. When conducting a sourcing initiative, there are many factors that must be considered to keep the project on track and achieve the best results. While I would love to say that every project I’ve worked on in my career as a sourcing professional has gone as originally planned, that would be…

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How Loud Should You Blast Your Procurement Achievements?

There’s a phrase that bothers me:  “Toot your/his/her own horn.” When most people use this phrase, it often has negative connotations.  A typical use in context would be “He’s such an annoying braggart.  All he does is toot his own horn.” But, in an under-respected field such as procurement, tooting your own horn is a good thing.  My feeling is…

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