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Wednesday, May 25, 2016

5 Criteria For Determining Good Suppliers: The High Achievers of Purchasing

Before we begin reviewing the attributes of good suppliers, let's fly high with fighter jets.
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Wednesday, May 18, 2016

What's on The Menu? The Difference Between Procurement & Purchasing

You've been operating a Mexican restaurant for just under a year, and the chalupas and taquitos are quickly gaining local fame. After a considerable amount of research, you've established the ideal system for purchasing avocados, the primary ingredient in every menu item (your restaurant has a[...]
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Thursday, May 5, 2016

Can Your Company Build Its Own Purchasing Power?

If power is considered to be the ability to produce an intended effect, then the concept may be limited to Marvel Superheroes. Thankfully, this blog will broaden the definition of power to include your procurement department, but only after you follow these 5 simple steps for building purchasing[...]
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Wednesday, May 4, 2016

6 Tips To Take Your Procurement Team From Average to World-Class

Do you ever find yourself staring off into space in a procurement department meeting wondering how Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi, or Marta would conduct themselves in a similar situation? Although it may seem like corporate purchasing and professional soccer are fields apart (perhaps one with[...]
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Thursday, April 21, 2016

Is Procurement Becoming Mobile or Buried With Dinosaur Bones?

If there's anything that prompts unanimous agreement, it's the common attributes of Procurement and dinosaurs. Specifically, the accessibility of procurement software applications on smartphones and Pachycephalosaurus, but no need to get ahead of ourselves. The dinosaurs didn't.
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Wednesday, April 13, 2016

3 Reasons Why You Shouldn't Delay a Decision About Procurement Software

Does any of the following sound familiar?
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Thursday, March 31, 2016

Top 7 Tips for Effective Decision-Making When Choosing Software

There are many situations in which it might be advantageous to postpone making a final decision. Buying cheap property in the Florida Everglades. Declawing your cat. Getting a tattoo of your lover's initials.But when it comes to making a decision concerning software that will be used throughout[...]
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Friday, March 18, 2016

Can You Trust Your Suppliers? Learn How to Avoid The Devastation!

There's an expression that should be applied to maintaining supplier relationships in procurement: only a fool trips on what's behind them. Now to extend this thought: keep poor quality suppliers in the past, ensuring that future purchasing errors don't have a chance to wreak havoc on the supply[...]
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Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Contracts vs Purchase Orders

If you ever want to flip a coin about a certain topic, just consider purchasing from a Contract versus issuing a Purchase Order (PO). Wait, stop! Put the quarter down slowly and add it to your top-line growth, where it belongs. This feeling of indecision you're having, although warranted, won't[...]
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