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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.

Recommended Procurement Webinars June 5-9: Replacing People-Process-Technology, Collaboration, and Supply Chain 2030

In addition to the virtual events below, ProcureCon IT Sourcing is taking place in Austin, TX Monday through Wednesday and the Manufacturing Supply Chain Officer (MSCO) Summit is taking place on Thursday and Friday in Singapore. Click on the title of each webinar below to view the full description and register.

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Five Signs of a Logistics Leader

Leadership is a rare and valuable attribute that will separate a good professional from a great one. A leader will possess a unique vision and the ability to transform this into a tangible reality. Most importantly, a leader should inspire others to do the same.

A united, forward-looking outlook is the best way to continue to propel the logistics industry forward. As a fast-growing sector affected by globalisation and advancements in technology, innovators must be a driving force. Having access to new ideas will play a fundamental role in building each leader’s influence and unique impact on the organization.

Check out these five key signs of a logistics leaders to enhance your own professional standing.

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Blog Pick of the Week: Would you hire an MBA graduate?

Graduation season is upon us. For our family, we have 3 high school and 3 graduate degree parties to go to this year. Incredible!

Of course the next step after school is finding a job. That is such a challenge and there is a great deal of competition. Some of the search is a numbers game and some of it is timing. I know some recent graduates have applied to over 100 various organizations. Eventually something breaks through.

This article by discusses the increase in hiring for recent MBA graduates.  There are opportunities in supply chain across all types of industries such as manufacturing and health care. Some of the graduates are getting a specialized MBA. They learn general management principles and focus on unique practices for a specific industry.

MBA’s are in demand for manufacturers. As the OnlineMBA article states:

“Hot jobs for manufacturing MBAs are in the fields of project management, business analysis, and supply chain demand in manufacturing.”

In our organization, most of the entry level sourcing positions are MBA graduates. They have developed some skills through their education. While analytical in nature, they also have had opportunity to evaluate the bigger picture.

Do you hire MBA graduates? What did you look for in your most recent hire? What value do you place on that advanced degree?


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Blog Pick of the Week: Re-Start those New Year’s Resolutions

We are well underway in 2013. Many of those New Year’s Resolutions are long forgotten for most of us. Some may have stuck and are now ingrained as part of your normal routines.

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Blog Pick of the Week: Back to School Time

No matter how many years it has been since you graduated from school, the 'back to school' time period brings a renewal and a fresh start to the coming year. So much to do and to learn and people to meet - it is all quite exciting.

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