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"The Point" is written by BMP Editor Kelly Barner as well as a diverse group of guest contributors.

How to Maintain Your Seat at the Table (Even if you aren’t there yet)

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Procurement organizations often note one pursuit above all else: getting a seat at the table. I think we have coined this phrase more than any other in the procurement space in the last decade. If you’re not familiar with this concept, it is the desire for procurement to been viewed as a valued asset in strategy building and decision making by its customers: the broader organization. Put simply, procurement wants to be heard early and clearly by their internal peers.

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Blog Pick of the Week: Collaboration is Magic

Blog Pick of the Week: Collaboration is Magic

We had a very stormy winter. As a result, there are many, many, many twigs and branches in our yard. This past weekend, five of us worked in the yard for less than an hour and what a difference! It was easier, fun and no one was hurt or tired at the end of it. Then we had a cookout and enjoyed the rest of the day.

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Sunday Extra: BMP’s Notes on Aberdeen’s 2011 CPO Summit Post Event Webinar

Aberdeen’s 2011 Chief Procurement Officer Summit took place in Boston on November 15th and 16th. During the webinar, Aberdeen shared the primary themes from the event, key recommendations from all the presentations, and data points collected from Summit attendees. They also outlined their supply management research, event and content plans for 2012.

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