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This weekend my parents were in town from Pittsburgh, PA. They visit every summer during my dad’s vacation. Because my dad is using his vacation time, I always try to plan something special and have him pick what he would like to do. This year…

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As you all know, I have been chatting a lot about social media, and now it seems that the conversation has taken an interesting turn, a turn that could equal $16 billion as Facebook goes public. There is a ton of press covering this IPO…

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On this snowy Thursday, I wanted to expand on Dalip’s blogs on trends from last week. As the head of marketing, I am looking at trends to better understand how I can better serve my company and the company can serve the market.  I have…

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What is Crowdsourcing? For those of us who operate in the world of sourcing and supply chain, it sounds familiar but may not have anything to do with sourcing or supply chain at all. If you’re not familiar with the term, it is, as defined in Wikipedia, “the act of outsourcing tasks, traditionally performed by an employee or contractor, to an undefined, large group of people or community (a “crowd”), through an open call.”

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This was a gathering of various Presidents of the ISM and NAPM regional chapters and they were gathered together in that capacity. They were trying to figure out how to become more relevant for their regional markets and their customer was the entire Procurement, Sourcing and Supply Chain community of that region. I decided to give them a perspective of their market based on a lot of the research that we have done and provided them with the proverbial Top Ten list (in no particular order).

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