Let’s continue to focus on the Differences between Strategic Sourcing and Category Management and what it takes to get there.  I love this discussion and am so pleased to see the overwhelming response to this topic.  Who says Purchasing, Procurement, Sourcing, Strategic Sourcing, Category Management, etc. is boring?…

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Have you ever wondered why you hire consulting firms?  I have hired all the big firms early in my career but I did start questioning why I was doing it way back then also.  We hire them because they are very effective at what they do but here’s…

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I assume you read the title and were intrigued enough to read on . . . . . .  As you know we have had a quite a bit of interest (that’s an understatement 😊!) in this series on “Do You Know the Difference between Strategic Sourcing &…

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Is your company a “customer of choice” with your key suppliers?  If not, you are leaving an incredible amount of value on the table.  The best companies do an excellent job of Supplier Relationship Management.  They ensure contract compliance, SLA monitoring, great issue resolution, excellent on boarding and divestiture…

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Last week we launched the Procurement/Supply Executive Round Table for St. Louis by holding a workshop for senior executives titled: The Road to the C-Suite.  Many thanks to Rob Cox (proud of our Sourcing U alumnus who is now CPO at Centene) for his hospitality and hosting the…

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