Understanding Value Added Resellers in the Procurement Technology Space

Today, most supply chain and procurement software solutions rely on value added resellers as part of their go to market strategy. ‘Resellers.’ as the name suggests, act as the sales, solutioning, impl...
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Jan 18-20: Top Finance Issues, Supplier Management Trends, Spend Category Outlook

Hello everyone – long time no speak! There have been very few events since mid-December, so I’m only now getting the weekly procurement event recommendations up and running. If you look at the calenda...
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Category Management Elevates Procurement to the Enterprise Strategy Level

This content was made possible by a collaboration with the team at JAGGAER. Category management requires procurement to ‘rise above’ the level of understanding traditionally associated with strategic ...
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Book Review: Business Consulting Wows! Desktop Guide to Help Run Your Business

“In many cities of the country there’s a fear of the streets especially if there’s disorder and things are in disarray. In many organizations there is a fear of management. No small part of this is du...
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Book Review: The Learned-it-in-Queens Communications Playbook: Winning Against Digital Distraction

“We are rarely totally engaged or present. We are digitally distracted. And, as I said earlier, on an ongoing basis we have tuned out what’s happening around us.”  - Julienne B. Ryan, p. 22  ...
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The December 2020 ISM-New York Report on Business: Starting 2021 with Lofty Expectations

In December, New York City purchasing managers reported increased activity in every index for the first time since May's report began the slow climb back from the peak of the pandemic's impact, accord...pdf
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The Disaster Cycle of Crisis Procurement

One of the aspects of ever-growing experience is the sorrow of knowledge. In times of economic turbulence, procurement could be dragged into a cycle of faulty practices that starts well before the cri...
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Recommended Procurement Webinars Dec 7-11: Growth Mindset, Tail Spend, and More

Well folks, this is it. My last recommendation post of 2020. I’m somewhat at a loss for words when I think about this year – everything since March 12th (when our local schools closed) has been a blur...
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The November 2020 ISM-New York Report on Business: Slowdowns Across the Board

In November, New York City purchasing managers reported that the activity aligned with every index except Prices Paid had slowed down, according to the survey taken by the Institute for Supply Management-New York.

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Making Category Management Possible with Enabling Technology

This content was made possible by a collaboration with the team at JAGGAER Category management is one of the many processes – like spend analysis, supplier performance management, and strategic sourci...
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Unique Challenges of Small Parcel in the 2020 Holiday Season

This content was posted on the ATSC Blog on November 23, 2020 Like everything else in 2020, we can expect the holiday shopping season to come with unique challenges. Not only are pandemic shutdowns on...
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Giving Thanks for 2020 – Yes, Really

Every year, I pause at Thanksgiving and give thanks for all of the people and organizations that I’ve enjoyed and appreciated during the year. Usually, it is a pleasant task of looking back through em...
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How does an AI think about taxonomy?

This article was made possible through a collaboration with Creactives. Emerging technologies are ‘all the rage’ in procurement today – especially for rules-based tasks that have to be quickly and rel...
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Recommended Procurement Webinars Nov 16-20: Sourcing Optimization, IoT Supply Chain, AI v. Employee Empowerment

Although the events calendar is mostly empty for next week because of the Thanksgiving holiday in the U.S., there are two webinars currently scheduled. I’m expecting to have either 2 or 3 more recomme...
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How to Use Emotional Intelligence in Procurement and the Supply Chain

My first recommendation on Emotional Intelligence is for procurement and supply chain professionals to benchmark their own personal emotional intelligence aptitude. I used the book Emotional Intellige...
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Recommended Procurement Webinars Nov 9-13: Valuable Supplier Relationships, Seismic Change, S2P Digital Transformation

The shift from COVID response to recovery is clear to me in the events recommended below as well as the other events I’ve just added to the events calendar. Here’s an example, rather than supply chain...
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The October 2020 ISM-New York Report on Business: Escaping Velocity?

In October, New York City purchasing managers reported growth level numbers in every index except Current Revenues, according to the survey taken by the Institute for Supply Management-New York. Click...pdf
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Recommended Procurement Webinars Nov 2-6: Mid-market Digital Transformation, Industries in 2021, and Supply Chain Mapping

In addition to the recommended webinars listed below, there are two other dates this week I’d like to call your attention to... On Tuesday, I’ll be releasing the October ISM-NY Report on Business at 9...
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A Career in Procurement Takes Twists and Turns

Editor's Note: There are all kinds of surprises waiting to be found in the MyPurchasingCenter archive, and this interview post is one of them. Joanna Martinez, is a good friend of mine and well known ...
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Recommended Procurement Webinars Oct 26-30: 25 Years of Innovation, Advocating for Equity, Analytics for Risk Management

The events schedule seems to be picking back up this week, with 9 events taking place. I’ve also started filling up the November page, which promises to be busy since there is effectively one less wee...
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