I hope that you have enjoyed the article “Supply Chain Technology: What’s Next?” It sure was fun exploring the topic with Tim Minahan on our podcast.

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One of the things that annoyed me as we moved from the ’90’s into this decade, was that what was once innovative suddenly became a commodity. I mean, c’mon, look how many reverse auction and eSourcing solutions there are out there now. And all of the vendors say “Our solution is so easy to use!” I think that every buyer has heard that line from at least 100 other vendors!

But now things are getting exciting. What supply chain technology vendor(s) will pull ahead? Will it be Minahan’s Procuri, or Ketera, or another long-time player? Or will a new startup come out of nowhere to dominate?

Hang tight, it could be an exciting ride. Let’s just hope the economy is solid enough to sustain the momentum that these supply chain technology vendors are generating!

Charles Dominick, SPSM, SPSM2, SPSM3

Charles Dominick, SPSM, SPSM2, SPSM3 is an internationally-recognized business expert, legendary procurement thought leader, award-winning entrepreneur, and provocative blogger. Charles founded the Next Level Purchasing Association in 2000, oversaw its incredible growth, and successfully led the organization to its acquisition by the Certitrek Group in 2016. He continues to blog and provide advisory services for the NLPA on a part-time basis as he incubates his upcoming business innovations. Charles is also the co-author of the wildly popular, groundbreaking book, "The Procurement Game Plan: Winning Strategies & Techniques For Supply Management Professionals."

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