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Shark Case Study: Why Buyers Need Sharp Contract Administration Teeth

Don’t miss updates on Procurement & Supply Chain, Subscribe here! It’s been a while since I wrote a post about a personal experience that related to professional procurement.  But some recent dealings with Euro-Pro Operating, LLC – the maker of Shark vacuum cleaners – have “inspired” me to do a post that intersects work and home life. So, anyway… In…

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One of My Pet Peeves With Certain Suppliers, Part II

Don’t miss updates on Procurement & Supply Chain, Subscribe here! Yesterday, I posted that one of my pet peeves with certain suppliers is when they try to sell you what they want to sell instead of what you want to buy (http://goo.gl/HSqSg). I gave an example of a situation from over 10 years ago when a procurement technology provider tried…

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One of My Pet Peeves With Certain Suppliers, Part I

Since I first began interacting with suppliers as a new buyer in the mid-90’s, I’ve dealt with countless suppliers between then and now. Some of them left me thinking “Now THAT’S how ALL suppliers should be” while others just plain ticked me off. One type of supplier that got under my skin is the supplier who tries to sell you…

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