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Why July 5 Reminds Me of Procurement

July 5.  The day after Independence Day in the USA. What the h*ck does such a day have to do with procurement? Well, let me walk you through what I’ve observed in the last 24 hours. On Independence Day – better known as “the Fourth of July” – many of us set off fireworks on our curbs at night.  We…

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What The Recently-Ended Strike Really Means For Verizon Business Customers

Special thanks to Source One Management Services for this guest post The Verizon Business strike that started on April 13, 2016 may now be over.  But that does not make it old news for Verizon customers. The strike has caused many problems for all people involved including Verizon’s current and future customers, and of course Verizon Business. The list of…

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Prospective Suppliers: Why Do You Think What You Think About Them?

When considering doing business with a prospective supplier, many times those of us with procurement decision-making authority have certain impressions of that supplier. Maybe we think they’re big. Maybe we think they’re good. Maybe we think they’re expensive. There are almost an infinite number of adjectives to describe how we may perceive a supplier. But have you ever stopped to…

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