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Wednesday, October 7, 2015

The R-Word: A Corporate Survival Checklist for the Recession

Many business ideas intended to revive declining sales are at risk of failure. Decisions made during a period of stress are often overly aggressive and price-driven, factors which can impair even the best judgement. When an economy is in a recession a company may be tempted to stop manufacturing[...]
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Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Portal vs Platform

Host: A maze of data awaits you on our new game show, IT Potpourri! Produced by the team that brought you Tech Tectonics and Web, Net, Cookies, we'd like to introduce this groundbreaking spin on internet entertainment. Each week, IT Potpourri will feature a mélange of contestants trying to prove[...]
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Wednesday, September 23, 2015

The Top 5 Reasons Why Procurement Needs a Closed Bidding Process

Coca-Cola Middle East recently produced a video for their product range that doesn't seem to be related to the closed bidding process in procurement. However, the connecting link is the notion of "darkness" as a curtain that separates individuals from certain information. Why would this be[...]
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Friday, September 18, 2015

The Missing Piece in the Procurement Puzzle

Uncommon partnerships can be a source of brilliance. They're found in unexpected places and are often the combined result of chance, experimentation, and open-mindedness. When these factors unite in a corporate setting, businesses experience multi-sided value that can lead to the discovery of[...]
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Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Driving Procurement Power: Strategies in Purchasing

Your eyes are locked on the road directly in front of you. White-knuckled, you jerk the steering wheel into obedience to keep the tires away from massive potholes. One wrong move or missed sign, a bad assessment of the immediate situation, and your Wrangler goes over a cliff. The likelihood of[...]
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Wednesday, September 2, 2015

A Millennial and Enterprise Software Walk into a Cloud

Have you ever gone an entire day without looking at yourself in a mirror? Not even catching an accidental glimpse? Unlikely, and vanity doesn't enter the equation. We've designed mirrors to be imbedded in the human experience: they're on/in bathrooms, hallways, foyers, compact cases, ceilings,[...]
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Thursday, October 23, 2014

Keep Your Eyes on What You Buy: Part 4 - Improving Efficiency & Effectiveness

In our last post, we talked about measuring efficiency across four major factors in procurement – quality, price, delivery and payment. In this post, we'll talk about what to do when all your measurement indicates that something's not working, and it's time to make some changes.
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Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Keep Your Eyes on What You Buy: Part 3 - Measuring Efficiency

As we discussed in our last post, there are four key factors that should be kept in mind when negotiating for products or services in order to make the process more efficient and effective: quality, price, delivery, and payment (as well as a willingness to consider each of these factors in your[...]
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Thursday, September 11, 2014

Keep Your Eyes on What You Buy: Part 2 - The Art of Negotiation

After our last post about the different types of purchasing, we thought it might be helpful to go into more detail about some of the key factors in negotiations that contribute to making the process more efficient and effective. There are a number of elements that are essential to successful[...]
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