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Buyers Meeting Point is home to two blogs: The Point is written by BMP's Kelly Barner and a diverse group of guest contributors. MyPurchasingCenter was acquired by BMP in 2020 we now showcase their content archive on BMP.

Evan Wolkin is a Project Analyst at Source One Management Services and a proven asset in developing RFPs and executing strategic sourcing strategies. Evan is competent in conducting research to produce detailed reports related to competitive markets, sourcing strategies, cost savings opportunities, and benchmarking. He is a leader in providing...

Evan Wolkin is a Project Analyst at Source One Management Services and a proven asset in developing RFPs and executing strategic sourcing strategies. Evan is competent in conducting research to produce detailed reports related to competitive markets, sourcing strategies, cost savings opportunities, and benchmarking. He is a leader in providing client solutions through “out of the box” thinking and problem solving. His high level of analytical skills and supply chain expertise helps streamline clients’ operations and drive sustainable cost savings. 

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Phil Hammer is Director of Travel Services for Runzheimer International. As a global leader in workforce mobility programs, Runzheimer International is recognized for providing innovative solutions for business vehicles, business travel, routing and logistics, home healthcare logistics, employee relocation, and mobile device expense management....

Phil Hammer is Director of Travel Services for Runzheimer International. As a global leader in workforce mobility programs, Runzheimer International is recognized for providing innovative solutions for business vehicles, business travel, routing and logistics, home healthcare logistics, employee relocation, and mobile device expense management. Phil founded business travel technology company ProcureApp in 2011 which was acquired by Runzheimer International in 2014. Phil has over 15 years of corporate travel and technology experience and was named a Top 25 Most Influential Executive in 2013 by Business Travel News.

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Michael Croasdale is a Senior Project Manager at Source One Management Services, LLC. Recognized as a 2015 ThomasNet 30 Under 30 Rising Supply Chain Star, Croasdale is a demonstrated creative problem solver – known for leading innovative cost-reduction initiatives for Fortune 500 companies and mid-market organizations. Specializing in MRO and...

Michael Croasdale is a Senior Project Manager at Source One Management Services, LLC. Recognized as a 2015 ThomasNet 30 Under 30 Rising Supply Chain Star, Croasdale is a demonstrated creative problem solver – known for leading innovative cost-reduction initiatives for Fortune 500 companies and mid-market organizations. Specializing in MRO and Professional Services, Croasdale leads a team of analysts through a strategic sourcing process that includes data collection and in-depth analysis, baseline development, RFP development, pricing negotiations and implementation. 

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Cindy brings with her over twenty years experience in supply chain business process, systems development , and project management. She has worked on a global scale with multi-faceted supply chain initiatives. With her strong IT background and project management expertise, she has successfully managed a variety of complex systems...

Cindy brings with her over twenty years experience in supply chain business process, systems development , and project management. She has worked on a global scale with multi-faceted supply chain initiatives. With her strong IT background and project management expertise, she has successfully managed a variety of complex systems implementations. Cindy has held positions with large national and international companies in the insurance, retail and medical fields. Cindy has her MBA with an IT concentration. Professional education includes training in strategic sourcing, systems development, and obtaining her CPM.

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Kelly Barner is the Owner and Managing Director of Buyers Meeting Point. She has a unique perspective on procurement from the numerous roles she has held during her 15 years in procurement. Kelly worked for Ahold USA (parent company of grocery chains Stop & Shop, Hannaford, Giant Landover, and more) on their not for resale sourcing team,...

Kelly Barner is the Owner and Managing Director of Buyers Meeting Point. She has a unique perspective on procurement from the numerous roles she has held during her 15 years in procurement. Kelly worked for Ahold USA (parent company of grocery chains Stop & Shop, Hannaford, Giant Landover, and more) on their not for resale sourcing team, specializing in systems implementation and hired services category sourcing. She spent three years as the Associate Director of consulting services at Emptoris before it was acquired by IBM in 2011.

Since 2009 she has covered procurement news, events, publications, solutions, trends, and relevant economics at Buyers Meeting Point. Buyers Meeting Point provides the procurement industry with an events calendar, blog, active social media network, and podcast, all of which are trusted sources of information for practitioners and solution providers alike. Kelly has several regular columns throughout the industry, and in the summer of 2016 was appointed to become the Business Survey Chair for the ISM-New York Report on Business.

Kelly has her MBA from Babson College as well as an MS in Library and Information Science from Simmons College. Kelly has co-authored three books: ‘Supply Market Intelligence for Procurement Professionals: Research, Process, and Resources’ (2014), ‘Procurement at a Crossroads: Career Impacting Insights into a Rapidly Changing Industry’ (2016), and 'Finance Unleashed: Leveraging the CFO for Innovation' (2017). In 2017, Kelly co-founded Palambridge with Phil Ideson (Art of Procurement).

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