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Strategic Sourcing 2014: How Best-In-Class Organizations Connect the Dots in Procurement

Today’s guest post comes from Priyanka Potdukhe, Public Relations Manager for Zycus, Inc. Don’t miss updates on Procurement & Supply Chain, Subscribe here! Procurement has evolved over the past few years. The challenges faced by procurement some 10 years ago were different from those they are facing today. Globalization and the subsequent easing of trade relations resulted in increased opportunity for…

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Sourcing as a Competitive Advantage

I hope that you enjoyed the article, Make Sourcing Your Competitive Advantage. Don’t miss updates on Procurement & Supply Chain, Subscribe here! I referenced the fact that sourcing as a competitive advantage was part of my opening keynote speech at the 2013 NLPA Conference.  During that speech, I showed some photos of how sourcing was mentioned on product packaging.  Here…

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The Similarities Between Sourcing Negotiation & The US Presidential Debates

I hope that you enjoyed the article “Sourcing Negotiations & Political Debates.” Don’t miss updates on Procurement & Supply Chain, Subscribe here! I know, by the few instances of negative feedback we received, that not everyone enjoyed or comprehended this creative marriage of sourcing concepts with examples from the Obama/Biden vs. Romney/Ryan debates.  I was careful not to take sides…

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Does Successfully Sourcing Services Sometimes Require Seducing Suppliers?

The answer to this question is “yes – you sometimes do have to seduce suppliers when sourcing services.” Don’t miss updates on Procurement & Supply Chain, Subscribe here! Now, when I say “seduce,” I’m not talking about wearing clothing that exposes more flesh than typically shown in a business environment or splashing yourself with a designer scent or using a…

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American Airlines & Boeing: Did A Supplier Labor Issue Scare Off A 50 Billion Dollar Order?

Late last month, American Airlines announced what has been called the “largest aircraft order in aviation history.” Interestingly, it did not single source the order – it split the order of 460 aircraft between Airbus (260) and Boeing (200). Don’t miss updates on Procurement & Supply Chain, Subscribe here! There is debate as to exactly why it split this order…

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