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Monday, October 26, 2015

Cruise Line Procurement: Mitigating the Risk of Single Source Suppliers

When you're part of the team responsible for filling several large floating dining rooms with anywhere from 100-1200 people of all ages, interests, and ethnicities you better hope you have enough napkins, nevermind freshly-squeezed pineapple juice and pinot noir. If the thought of navigating[...]
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Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Using History to Make (Good) Decisions About Procurement

The Golden Age of procurement is upon us and it's about time. We only had to suffer through several centuries of fanciful art, literature, and (more recently) cinema, not to mention the ramblings of philosophers and poets, before the world of corporate purchasing was given an opportunity to cut[...]
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Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Top 10 Qualities of Notorious Purchasing Managers

WANTED Loyalty program will be implemented for the capture of Chief Procurement Officer (CPO)ALIASThe Notorious "Purchasing Manager" To be found dead or alive. Preferably alive for purposes of general corporate protocol.
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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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