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Those regular readers of mine realize that sometimes I reference song titles ... a lot.. Sorry! Once again, it’s a report filled month!...

Procurement's Report Card

t’s been a busy couple of months from a research report perspective this month, with quite a few 2021 reports being launched, sol I...

Procurement Revisited.

I'm a big fan of Malcolm Gladwell's podcast, revisionist history (special thanks to @alexgoffey for the recommendation. In this podcast...

The enemy of my enemy is my friend

All innovation comes from suppliers. That statement comes from Ford and is taken from a Procurement leaders article called the Levers of...

Digital IQ

Background The Oxford English Dictionary (OED) traces the first uses of the terms ‘digitization’ and ‘digitalization’ in conjunction with...

Being Commercial

I was once in a meeting with a former manager where I was told to be more commercial in my outlook. When I asked for a definition, the...

When Harry met ……. Jo!

In the pantheon of business tools, the most underrated yet versatile tool in my opinion is the Johari Window

The 12 days of Procurement Christmas

I was challenged to write the 12 days of Christmas, procurement style. well here it is, On the first day of Christmas procurement sent to...

Show Me The Money!

Back when I was a consultant and trainer we used to talk about a 4 box model called supplier preferencing, (here is a great video from...

In Search of Influence

Much has been written around the changing needs of the procurement skill set and more of a reliance on soft skills. One of the key soft...

Reflections on SAP Ariba Live APJ Tour

T Reflections on SAP Ariba Live APJ Tour The plural of secretary general is secretary’s general like attorneys general or courts martial....